Posts categorised: Insight APAC 2016

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Rebecca Carruthers, Services Consultant at Talis, delivered a presentation on ‘The experience of a Reading List’ at Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2016. Rebecca’s presentation built upon Dr. Linda Corrin’s premise that you need more than analytics to assess success and make improvements.  During her talk Rebecca used quotes from library staff at various universities to explain how reading lists and the delivery of training sessions had greatly improved their experience and made their tasks easier, and they were able to prove
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This talk was originally named “Looking at the key challenges and opportunities facing university libraries in the coming years”, but during his research on the topic, Robert discovered that a recurring theme was “a need for radical change”. In his presentation he doesn’t intend to describe what libraries will be like in 4 years, but rather discuss the major disruptions we are facing, or will face that will require different “approaches, skills, resourcing and organisational structures” than what we see
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The final leg of our tour sees us in Brisbane to visit our Queensland universities, this has included getting back home (or onward to our holidays as it is in my case), four flights, four taxis and one visit to the wrong campus. It seems like only yesterday I was arriving in Middle Earth, ahem, I mean New Zealand and waiting for Alison to arrive. Looking forward then, it seemed we had an action packed two and a half weeks
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It’s day 15 of the great APAC customer visit tour and it’s been a very busy tour for us so far. Since our arrival in Melbourne to start the Victorian leg of our tour, our journey has included 3 more flights and one hire car. We started off this leg with a car journey to Geelong to see University of Deakin. Car journeys on the motorway here are interesting, apart from the very different scenery and colours to what I’m used
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Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2016 was a great event and the first Insight conference in Asia-Pacific territory, held at the Law Chambers at Monash University. The two day event which was full of thought provoking and insightful presentations showed a definitive break from the User Group meeting.  See a short recap video below:   Robert Gerrity from the University of Queensland kicked it all off with a reflection on the recent innovations in publishing and academic libraries, and looking forward to the
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With both Alison Spencer and myself coming to attend and participate in Talis Insight APAC 2016, it seemed a great opportunity to use this visit to the Antipodes to also visit with our universities in APAC. For Alison, who lived in Melbourne for 2 years, she already had a very good relationship with all of our customers in the region, but for myself it was a good opportunity to meet some for the first time and put faces to names
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There are lots of exciting events and conferences going on all the time, and it’s often difficult to pick which ones to attend and then convey the importance to your supervisor to get permission to attend.  Here are questions to ask yourself when assessing conferences and events: Why should you attend? You need to be able to make it clear to your supervisor (and yourself) why you would like to spend a day (or two) away from your usual activity.
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