Information Management

Contains research and resources on the broad topic of managing information including libraries, digital libraries, electronic publishing, grey literature, information resources management, open access publishing, scholarly communication, and many other related issues. This collection was established as part of the Grey Literature Strategies ARC Linkage research project (2012 - 2015) a partnership with Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University, the National Library of Australia, the National State Libraries Australasia, the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Eidos Insittute. It has now been expanded to bring together the wider world of information management supported by APO and Swinburne University of Technology. We welcome contributions by others interested in developing the collection for their own research and practice work. Register to contribute and post your work or that of other organisations of interest in this field.

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Information Management

Research report

20 Dec 2016

Australia’s intellectual property (IP) arrangements fall short in many ways and improvement is needed across the spectrum of IP rights.

IP arrangements need to ensure that creators and inventors are rewarded for their efforts, but in doing so they must: − foster creative endeavour and...

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Strategy

07 Dec 2016

This National Action Plan sets out the initial steps the federal government will take in pursuit of the aim to improve and build confidence in Australian institutions and strengthen our democracy, by upholding the principles in the Open Government Declaration to:

• promote transparency,...

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Audio program

07 Dec 2016

After years of 'open government' reforms being closed down - or shelved - the Turnbull Government is due to release a National Action Plan to coincide with an international summit on open government this week.

The plan is required for membership of the global Open Government...

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Discussion paper

31 Oct 2016

The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative established in 2011 that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Membership requires governments to work...

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Research report

17 Aug 2016

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...

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Audio presentation

16 Aug 2016

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 more...

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Audio interview

Audio program

12 Aug 2016

Over 400,000 households have completed the online Census since the website was restored yesterday afternoon. The chief statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, says new security measures have been put in place in the wake of Tuesday's 'denial of service' attack and...

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Research report

11 Aug 2016

Although fraud has been practiced throughout history, the advent of the internet has created new and effective avenues for targeting potential victims. Victims of online fraud experience substantial financial and other harms, resulting in annual losses in Australia of more than $2b, significant...

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Blog post

27 Jul 2016

This article asks what the economic argument is for and against privacy, or managing data flows. It argues that privacy has a role to play in whether data will be used in a way which changes the allocation of economic surplus, or whether data will be used in a way that will increase the total...

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Discussion paper

20 Jul 2016

The paper presents a range of issues relating to national research infrastructure capability areas and is the first step in working towards a shared view of the capabilities that require national research infrastructure to support current, new and emerging areas of research and innovation....

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Research report

18 Jul 2016

In 2012 successful application was made to the Anne Harrison Award to undertake a census of Australian health library and information services (LIS) and self-described health librarians working outside the traditional library setting. The primary aims of this project were to: conduct the census...

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Research report

14 Jul 2016

This resource provides an update of key advocacy and policy issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from April 1 through July 14, 2016.

Topics covered include copyright and IP, open and public access policies, net neutrality and privacy.

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Discussion paper

14 Jul 2016

Since 1998, data about general practice activity in Australia has been collected, analysed and disseminated through the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program. BEACH has provided valuable information about how general practice has changed over time, the impact of policy on...

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Research report

13 Jul 2016

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) undertook a privacy assessment of the Coles flybuys loyalty program (flybuys) to assess whether the program:

  • managed personal information in an open and transparent way as required by Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 1
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Research report

13 Jul 2016

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) undertook a privacy assessment of the Woolworths loyalty program (Woolworths Rewards) to assess whether the program:

  • managed personal information in an open and transparent way as required by Australian Privacy Principle (
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Research report

13 Jul 2016

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This independent study assesses how EU standards on privacy and data protection are safeguarded from liberalisation by existing free trade agreements (the General Agreement of Trade in Services (GATS) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)) and...

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Journal article

10 Jul 2016

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The ability of health researchers to unearth previously unsuspected health risks, trends and commonalities at a population level through matching information across different datasets is well attested. However, as more of this type of research is conducted, the...

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Briefing paper

05 Jul 2016

The Council of Europe works with governments, the private sector, civil society and other actors to shape the Internet as a safe and open environment where freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, diversity, culture and education can flourish. In line with its overall mission...

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Book

30 Jun 2016

This book argues that we should adopt an instrumentalist approach to intellectual property and reject a proprietarian approach – an approach which emphasises the connection between labour and property rights.

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Are intellectual property rights like other...

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Research report

22 Jun 2016

Applications are software programs that facilitate an organisation’s key business processes. Typical administrative processes dependent on software applications include finance, human resources, licensing and billing. Applications also facilitate specialist functions that are peculiar and...

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