The final day of my trip to Melbourne was a trip to the 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition for the Australian Libraries, Technology and the Future organization, VALA. The Biodiversity Heritage Library presented a panel discussion "Scanning Locally, Collaborating Globally: Creating a Global Biodiversity Heritage Library". The panel was well received by the 48 attendees. Karen Kealy from the University of Melbourne introduced the panel: Nancy Gwinn from Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Martin Kalfatovic from BHL and the Smithsonian Institution, Connie Rinaldo from the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Elycia Wallis from the Museum Victoria, Victoria, Australia, Anne-Lise Fourie from South African National Biodiversity Institute and BHL Africa and Jiri Frank from the National Museum, Prague and BHL Europe. Gwinn provided an overview of BHL and how it is governed. Kalfatovic provided an overview of BHL.