Culture & Communications

9 July 2014

The survey asked authors a series of questions on their perceptions of open access; their attitudes, values and understanding of it; and what they believe the future of research to be. The report offers some intriguing shifts in opinions, with responses from the 2014 survey placed next to those from 2013 to show how views have changed, and to what degree.

26 June 2014

New South Wales government agencies have consistently failed to negotiate the best price for their telecommunication contracts and are not getting value for money because of inadequate contract and expense management processes, according to this audit.

24 June 2014

This audit assessed selected agencies’ compliance with the four mandatory information and communications technology (ICT) security strategies and related controls in the Australian Government Information Security Manual.

22 June 2014

The AFL's expert concussion group has attacked evidence of long term brain injuries resulting from contact sports, accusing scientists of dodgy research and fear mongering.

19 June 2014

More than one in four Australian businesses had a social media presence as at 30 June 2013, up from one in five the previous year, according to this release.

19 June 2014

Provides links to Australian Government organisations responsible for the arts and culture, state and territory government websites, regional arts websites, non-government organisations websites and international organisations.

19 June 2014

The Pacific region faces a number of key transitions across range of areas including politics and democracy, development and economics, women's leadership, gender roles and relations, and the impact of technology on society.

18 June 2014

Skilled job vacancies in New Zealand advertised online fell by 2.7 per cent in May, although there was moderate growth in the South Island.

18 June 2014

ALIA has set out to investigate the big questions about the future of libraries: How will libraries remain relevant for users? What changes will institutions and individuals in the sector experience? Will ‘library and information professional’ continue to be a necessary and desirable occupation?

16 June 2014

Nearly all Australian public libraries now lend ebooks; up from 69% a year ago to 97% in 2014 but between half and two thirds of libraries are less than satisfied or not satisfied with the choice of bestsellers, books by Australians, popular authors and overall content according to this recent survey.