OCLC has partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) and its Public Library Association (PLA) division to investigate current perceptions and support among US voters and how they may have shifted since 2008 when OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support...
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) exists to facilitate practical ways for the DTA and the AIIA to engage to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
This report details findings of the Curtin University Teaching Innovation funded project Internet of Things (IoT) Education: Implications for Students with Disabilities. This project aimed to provide insight into both the potential risks and benefits of the IoT for tertiary students with disabilities, particularly in...
The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technologydriven change, it has benefits and challenges.
For women working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) jobs, the workplace is a different, sometimes more hostile environment than the one their male coworkers experience. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment...
A summary of statistics on businesses use of the internet, and the innovation activity of businesses.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. This audit examined the effectiveness of ICT strategic planning in the public health sector.
New South Wales has announced an overhaul of its Higher School Certificate syllabus with a renewed focus on writing and advanced maths.
It's the first major reform in sixteen years and will come into effect from 2018.
The state government says the changes...
As Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an enabler that can improve productivity of a construction project by facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, there has been an effort to promote BIM adoption in Australia, and yet the Australian construction industry is remained behind in adopting the BIM...
In April 2016 New Zealand’s long-awaited online voting trial for local elections was again cancelled, or postponed indefinitely. Despite its advocacy of e-government, central government in New Zealand has continued to stall over trialling online voting. The trial of online voting was strongly supported by...
This article considers public consultation in the context of New Zealand local government. Although by international standards New Zealand possesses a rich culture of citizen engagement and public consultation (OECD, 2015), the quality of consultation presents itself as a problem to local government, as their...
Public sector entities rely on information technology (IT) systems (computer hardware and programs) to support business operations and processes.
This report is in its third year and builds on last year’s Financial Systems Controls Report: Information Technology 2014–15.
This practice-led research project offers a notion of the Mangaian cybernetic continuum as a way to discuss the intersection of digital and physical environments in my media arts practice. I take a position drawn from the Mangaian understanding that the 'material body' has an 'immaterial...
Tech Savvy Seniors gives older people, particularly those in regional and remote areas of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business.
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in public education is steadily increasing, with greater focus in the national curriculum and the introduction of online testing of students. This audit assessed if the Department of Education (DoE) knows what ICT public schools need to...
Technologies are not neutral tools that emerge independently of society. According to Judy Wajcman, their design and use reflect as much as they shape the societies which invent them.
Professor Wajcman examines the way digital technologies have enabled us to complete tasks faster and...
These are the official New Zealand Government guidelines to provide clarity on how government agencies can make their software open source.
Government agencies invest significantly in software development and often own the copyright in the software that they develop or that is developed for...
Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT), according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016.
On average, this...