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Electronic information resources

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07 Nov 2017

Safety scandals in Australian hospitals are depressingly frequent. They stimulate special reports and an immediate flurry of action. The tragedy is that these safety incidents occur despite reporting, governance and oversight mechanisms that – if they were working properly –...

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Evaluation

01 Nov 2017

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. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders in January 2017 to explore participants...

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Journal article

25 Oct 2017

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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...

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19 Oct 2017

Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery,...

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Briefing paper

17 Oct 2017

To increase value from health-care expenditures, governments worldwide are increasingly adopting (or planning to adopt) eHealth technologies (e.g. Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Computer Provider Order Entry (CPOE), ePrescribing, and Computerised Decision Support Systems (CDSS)). The US...

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Website

15 Oct 2017

The eSafety Commissioner has delivered a new, national portal for reporting instances of non-consensual sharing of intimate images (colloquially known as image-based abuse or revenge pornography).

Image-based abuse (IBA) occurs when intimate, nude or sexual images are distributed without...

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14 Oct 2017

This review considered the balance between appropriate access to Medicare card numbers for health professionals and the security of patients’ Medicare card numbers. It makes a number of findings and recommendations for practical improvements to the security of Medicare numbers without increasing...

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Commentary

25 Jul 2017

Every other day the web page of the world’s number one search engine features a cute cartoon to celebrate something like World Chocolate Day or the woman who invented potato flour; occasionally it’s even animated. It’s designed to make Google look like a happy kingdom of approachable hipsters,...

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10 Jul 2017

In this era of unprecedented digital surveillance and widespread political upheaval, the data stored on our cell phones, laptops, and especially our online services are a magnet for government actors seeking to track citizens, journalists, and activists.

In 2016, the United States...

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Report

29 Jun 2017

This is my ninth annual Information Systems Audit Report. The report summarises the results of the 2016 annual cycle of audits, plus application reviews completed by our Information Systems audit group since last year’s report.

The report is important because it reveals the...

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Research report

01 Jun 2017

In Fall 2016, over 6000 students used a Wikipedia-based assignment in lieu of a traditional paper assignment. We conducted a mixed methods research study using surveys and focus groups to study attitudes, context, and skills transfer. Surveys employed a variety of quantitative and qualitative...

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26 Apr 2017

A follow-on to the popular Demystifying Born Digital series, this primer for archivists is intended to help digital archivists understand the priorities, techniques and culture of information...

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Journal article

11 Feb 2017

Altmetrics are an alternative to traditional measurement of the impact of published resources. While altmetrics are primarily used by researchers and institutions to measure the impact of scholarly publications online, they can also be used by archives to measure the impact of their diverse...

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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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Journal article

15 May 2016

Open data are held to contribute to a wide variety of social and political goals, including strengthening transparency, public participation and democratic accountability, promoting economic growth and innovation, and enabling greater public sector efficiency and cost savings. However, releasing...

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Research report

29 Apr 2016

Main key points

  • Intellectual property (IP) arrangements need to balance the interests of rights holders with users. IP arrangements should:
    • encourage investment in IP that would not otherwise occur
    • provide the minimum incentives necessary to
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Research report

07 Jan 2016

GLAM peak bodies and institutions in Australia have put together case studies of ways in which digital access to collections have made a positive impact on people's lives.

  1. Providing valuable resources for researchers
  2. Fuelling innovation
  3. Keeping indigenous languages
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Website

20 Feb 2015

Trust in Australia’s information security systems, practices and priorities is essential if we are to make the most of the enormous potential that cyberspace has to offer. Australians expect the online environment to be secure, flexible and responsive to personal needs. Australia’s online...

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Discussion paper

23 Sep 2014

Library users conduct an increasing number of information searches online without the help of a librarian. The library’s discovery and access systems play an important role in helping users sift through and access the large amount of electronically published content.

When these systems...

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