ANZREG 2023 conference programme

June 26, 2023

We’re excited to present our programme for our upcoming online conference – please remember to register to attend!

Day One: Monday 3rd July 2023

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12:00Welcome & Housekeeping Karakia & Acknowledgement of Country
Artificial Intelligence from a First Nations perspective/ Karaitiana Taiuru & Maggie Walter Join Karaitiana Taiuru and Maggie Walter for a thought-provoking discussion on First Nations experience with artificial intelligence. Hear from both sides of the water (Australia and New Zealand) as they discuss AI in terms of Indigenous data sovereignty and governance, and the impacts of AI through algorithmic bias.Leave the session inspired to decide what you are willing to do in this space. As Maggie reminded the ANZREG Committee, don’t ask what you can do for First Nations people, tell us what you are willing to do.
13:15Primo VE – configuring DC or generic XML normalisation rules for external resources/ Craig Murray & Yanan Zhao (Lincoln University)
Currently, there is insufficient documentation on how to write Primo VE DC XML normalisations for external data sources. This short talk will introduce the problem, and briefly look at what’s available and what isn’t available currently. It will conclude by proposing solutions for community collaboration to address the lack of documentation. 
13:50From Fear to Triumph: Conquering Library Authentication Systems with Leganto/Wendy Gorsuch & Petrina Jones (CQUniversity)
Join us for a lightning talk as we unveil CQUniversity’s journey from EZproxy to OpenAthens. Discover how we conquered the daunting task of transitioning while minimising client impacts and ensuring uninterrupted access for students. We will highlight our major wins in reading list uptake as we cracked the toughest barriers, paving the way for enhanced academic engagement.
14:05ANZREG Business & Community Discussion
15:00SponsorNavigating Bias in Technology: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Inclusive Ex Libris Products/ Judith Fraenkel (ExLibris)
Technology has become an integral part of our lives, in our context library products – shaping the way we communicate, work, and navigate the world around us. However, despite its potential for positive impact, technology often reflects and perpetuates societal biases, leading to exclusionary practices and reinforcing inequities. To address this challenge, it is crucial to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles throughout the entire product design and development process.
This presentation aims to shed light on the significance of addressing bias in technology and the fundamental role of DEI in fostering inclusive product design and how this is being addressed for the Ex Libris-suite of products. We will explore the causes and consequences of bias in technology, highlighting its impact and presenting various strategies to address it during product creation and development.
Recognizing the urgency to rectify these issues, this presentation will also emphasise the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in product development. We will discuss strategies to proactively identify and mitigate bias in technology, fostering a culture of inclusivity and promoting equitable outcomes.
16:00Close and Karakia

Day Two: Tuesday 4th July 2023

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12:00Welcome & Housekeeping Karakia & Acknowledgement of Country
12:10Gold Sponsor
Third Iron In a Flash: Lightening Update on LibKey/Kendall Bartsch (ThirdIron)LibKey is used by over 1,500 libraries across 35 countries, including many academic, hospital, and government libraries across Australia and New Zealand.  Join Third Iron Co-founder and CEO for a 10 minute update on the exciting 2023 updates with LibKey!
12:25Setting up OAI-PMH harvesting for Trove/David Witteveen (La Trobe University)
OAI-PMH lets you automate the uploading of your holdings to Trove. This talk covers why La Trobe decided to set it up, how we did it, the mistakes we made, and the advantages we’re seeing.
12:40Building cultural sensitivity into Primo/Stacey van Groll (University of Queensland)
The University of Queensland Library has a dedicated focus on our journey building and embedding relationships and participation for First Nations peoples. We seek out opportunities to leverage our Primo discovery layer in these efforts, including with a recent Cultural Sensitivity Statements project. This work included adding a Cultural advice indicator, banner, and facet on evaluated records, and display of an Advisory statement specific to the content. Identification of records extends across UQ systems of Alma, our Archival Management System AtoM, and our UQ eSpace Institutional Repository. Additional project elements include embedding cultural sensitivity messaging and engagement tools across our Library’s web presence, establishing targeted contact points for queries and input, and considering how we might measure the value added. This session will share details of this project, from record metadata in source systems through to discovery and engagement in our online environment.
13:30Connecting data across library systems/Jamie McDonald (La Trobe University)
Using Alma analytics as a jumping off point, I will discuss some of the ways La Trobe uses and combines data from various sources to target workflows and provide useful insights. I will briefly outline how we use analytics, Microsoft Excel and Power Bi to connect and explore Reading Lists, Course enrollment data and both our physical and digital collections. 
13:45Two peas in a pod/Peta Hopkins (Bond University), Cathy Slaven & Narelle McCaffrey (Queensland University of Technology)
In November 2022, Bond University and the Queensland University of Technology worked with Ex Libris to set up a South East Queensland Rapido pod. This presentation talks about why we decided to create a local pod, the impact it had on requesting at both institutions and the work currently underway to expand the pod to include non-Rapido Alma partners. This presentation is of interest to both Rapido and Alma resource sharing institutions. 
14:15Close and Karakia


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