Data and analytics are transforming the global economy and the public and private sectors in Australia need to have a greater focus on the workforce, security and ethical implications, according to CEDA’s 2018 economic and political overview.
In this annual overview of global government innovation, the OECD warns that the public sector will need a 'major course correction' to come to terms with the uncertainty posed by globalisation, rising inequality and disruptive technologies. The report argues that current government infrastructure is not...
This survey of 385 not for profit organisations identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.
Punishing the person or persons responsible for this week’s Cabinet Files leak does not address the underlying issue. The real problem is that the way governments and businesses keep records is broken.
The Australian government has an ambitious agenda to transform its digital service delivery. Cloud offers reusable digital platforms at a lower cost, and shifts service delivery to a faster, more reliable digital channel. Cloud services have the opportunity to make government more responsive, convenient, available...
This report provides university and research library leaders with useful insights on emerging practices and infrastructures in European research information management (RIM), on the current and future role of persistent person and organization identifiers, and, more specifically, on incentives and barriers to adoption.
This document outlines COAR’s vision of positioning repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of...
This publication provides an up to date overview of the competencies required for libraries to deliver excellent learning and teaching support to their university and research communities.
This report argues that Australia needs to reform the way we collect and use information about patient safety, to reduce the risk of more scandals and tragedies in our hospitals.
This report presents findings from a mixed methods study involving qualitative interviews and a heuristic analysis of the Horticulture Industry Network’s (HIN’s) website.
Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from different perspectives, but...
This paper looks at what Research Information Management (RIM) is, what is driving RIM adoption, and the library’s role in RIM.
The aim of this brief is to provide policy-makers with an analysis of current literature relating to the effects to be expected from hospital implementation of eHealth technologies.
This report attempts to address recent evolutions in the fast-paced field of coordinating and harmonising social protection programs, and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners grappling with the issue.
This report provides students, educators, employees and employers with an understanding of the national landscape and inform ALIA's actions as the sector’s peak professional body.
Information sharing has been at the heart of the Troubled Families programme from the start, providing the intelligence local programmes need to identify families, understand their needs and demonstrate their progress. Local authorities depend on local public services providing access to their data and intelligence...
Prices for certain scholarly resources continue to outpace budget increases, and librarians do not feel in control of budgets and pricing. What if libraries found ways to bring together the whole library behind the objective of stabilizing or reducing what they pay?
The aim of this project is to reduce reliance on emergency services, by educating and supporting the local community through its programme of healthy, safe and secure visits and organised events.