Access to information

Research report

01 Aug 2017

The ADII has been created 
to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population and to monitor this level over time. Using data collected by Roy Morgan Research, the ADII has been developed through a collaborative partnership between RMIT University, Swinburne University of...

Guide

19 Oct 2016

The Southgate Digital Equity Tool has been developed to assist policy makers and practitioners in making informed decisions about the way they engage consumers in services and programs in the digital era. Initially developed for use by health organisations, the tool can be adapted for use by any...

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Strategy

28 Sep 2016

Libraries have always been about preserving and giving access to information. In recent years, governments and others have made increasingly frequent statements stressing the contribution that allowing citizens to obtain and make use of knowledge on an equitable basis can make to a range of...

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Website

26 Sep 2016

This website presents a major initiative from the Australian Library and Information Association to advocate for a fair, open, democratic society where information belongs to everyone.

About

FAIR stands for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources.

We...

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Research report

15 Sep 2016

This report explores the role that broadband plays in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development, and the necessary framework conditions to enable affordable, universal and available Internet access to be achieved. 

It highlights strong signs of growth in global broadband...

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Discussion paper

14 Sep 2016

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) enable real-time wireless communication between vehicles, roadside infrastructure, mobile devices and back-office systems. They have been developed as a way to deliver a safer and more efficient transport network that is less congested and more...

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Commentary

Article

14 Sep 2016

Critical habitat of the last Little Penguin colony on mainland NSW was cleared late last year, near the Quarantine Station’s Boilerhouse restaurant at North Head, Manly.

Trying to reveal ‘whodunit’, and why, has yet again shown up the absurd lengths the government will go to to keep...

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Commentary

Article

08 Sep 2016

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The publication of public servants’ advice to ministers under freedom of information threatens to undermine good government, the head of New Zealand’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has warned, in comments echoing several senior Australian...

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Article

05 Sep 2016

This report into all things digital, social and mobile in Asia-Pacific shows that there has been remarkable growth in the use of connected media and devices over the past 18 months.

Here are the headline numbers for digital connectivity in APAC:

  • Internet users in APAC
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Audio podcast

31 Aug 2016

In a rare good news story for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Specialist Advisor, Digital Accessibility, undertook an accessibility review of the 9 August 2016 Census, and found that the online survey form was largely accessible to people with a...

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Website

29 Aug 2016

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. 

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Article

29 Aug 2016

The Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework is a single, flexible template for benchmarking and tracking digital inclusion in the UK, and evaluating digital inclusion activities locally. It aims to evidence the wider economic, health and social benefits of digital inclusion.

It was developed...

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Research report

24 Aug 2016

In setting out the first findings of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII), this report provides our most comprehensive picture yet of Australians’ online participation. The ADII has been created to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population, and to monitor...

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Journal article

23 Aug 2016

This project enabled novel organisational insight into the comparative utility of a portfolio of consumer health information content, by measuring patterns of attrition (abandonment) in content use. The project used as a case study the event activity log of a fully automated digital information...

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Research report

17 Aug 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are under-serviced by digital technologies, with indigenous Australians being 69% less likely than non-indigenous people to have any Internet connection and are about half as likely to have broadband access. This 'digital divide' contributes to...

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Annual Report

04 Aug 2016

The United Kingdom's communications regulator, Ofcom's thirteenth annual Communications Market report explores the impact that the internet and other forms of communication have on people’s day-to-day lives.

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Website

04 Aug 2016

This research snapshot aims to explore the levels of online engagement of older Australians (those aged 65 and over). It examines various measures of digital engagement, including internet access, frequency and location of internet use, as well as the devices used to access the internet and the...

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Video lecture/presentation

Video interview

04 Aug 2016

The rise of citizen journalism offers alternative views to officially recorded history in every tweet, blog and photo. Why is it so important for libraries to preserve Facebook, Twitter and other online conversations? How would our world today be understood 100 years from now if these millions...

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Journal article

20 Jul 2016

This article by University of Southern California professor Mike Ananny and USC Ph.D. candidate Leila Bighash examines the reasons behind online news organisations eliminating or temporarily reconfiguring their paywalls, including in response to national emergencies and natural disasters. ...

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Blog post

18 Jul 2016

Victor Pickard, Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, examines the historic June 2016 net neutrality ruling in the United States and asks whether net neutrality is now threatened by corporate capture.

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