Information resources management



Report

Disability Gateway: process and outcomes evaluation report

This report outlines the findings from an independent evaluation of the Australian Department of Social Services' initial 12 months of the Disability Gateway service.
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Administration of the Revised Protective Security Policy Framework

In response to recommendations in the 2015 Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation (Belcher Red Tape Review), to reduce compliance burden and to support entities to better engage with risk, the Attorney-General introduced a revised Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) on 1 October 2018. The...
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Advancing digital agency: the power of data intermediaries

With the integration of screenless technology into everyday life, the data ecosystem is growing increasingly complicated. This report explores the potential to outsource human decision points to an agent acting on an individual’s behalf, in the form of a data intermediary.
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Report on enhancing services to preserve new forms of scholarship

This report describes preservation activities, methods and context for the 'Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship' project. Digital preservation institutions, libraries and university presses examined a variety of enhanced digital publications and identified which features can be preserved at scale using tools currently...
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Research information management in the United States

Research information management (RIM) is a rapidly growing area of investment in U.S research universities. This two-part report series provides a first-of-its-kind documentation of RIM practices at U.S research universities by presenting a thorough examination of RIM practices, goals, stakeholders and system components.
Policy report

Facebook versus democracy: is Australia’s election under threat?

This publication documents a timeline of major events over the course of Facebook’s history that demonstrate the unprecedented power the platform wields over politics and information systems globally. The authors argue that Australia remains vulnerable to mis- and disinformation, and does not have effective safeguards...
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Tools for trustworthy AI: a framework to compare implementation tools for trustworthy AI systems

This report presents a framework for comparing tools and practices to implement trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) systems as set out in the OECD AI Principles. The framework aims to help collect, structure and share information, knowledge and lessons learned to date on tools, practices and...
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World development report 2021: data for better lives

Today’s unprecedented growth of data and their ubiquity in our lives are signs that the data revolution is transforming the world. This report explores the tremendous potential of the changing data landscape to improve the lives of poor people, while also acknowledging its potential to...
Discussion paper

Secondary consultation: a tool for sharing information and transferring knowledge in health justice partnership

The last decade has seen a rise in the number of legal, health and other practitioners in Australia coming together in partnership to address the unmet legal needs that affect the health and wellbeing of shared patients and clients. This discussion paper explores secondary consultation...
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Somebody might hear us: emerging communications security technologies

This report outlines the principles of secure communication, and uses some examples of emerging technologies to illustrate what the next generation of secure communications might look like.
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A Canadian framework for data reuse

Data reuse is required to help solve public policy problems in sectors such as education and health care. This paper argues that the time has come for Canada to turn its attention to treating data as a strategic asset, and build a Canadian framework for...
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Total cost of stewardship: responsible collection building in archives and special collections

This OCLC research report is a collection of resources designed to support archives and special collections in making informed, shared collection building decisions; bring together collection management and collection development considerations; and support communication between colleagues in curatorial, administrative, and technical services roles.
Guide

The third wave of open data toolkit

This toolkit has been developed as a resource for data stewards and responsible data leaders at public, private, and civil society organisations, who are seeking new ways to create public value through cross-sector data collaboration.
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Report of the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia

The Federal Attorney-General commissioned this review of the National Archives of Australia to ensure that the institution can undertake its important role to protect, preserve and use Commonwealth information in the digital age.
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Management of the national collections — follow-on

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Library of Australia and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have implemented effective collection management practices.
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Dialogues about data: building trust and unlocking the value of citizens’ health and care data

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing the opportunities and challenges of sharing health and care data to the front of public debate. This report sets out two interlinked challenges to building a data-driven health and care system.
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Encouraging vulnerability treatment: overview for policy makers

This report aims to raise policy makers’ awareness about the importance of responsible “vulnerability treatment”, namely the discovery, management and handling, as well as co-ordinated disclosure of digital security vulnerabilities in products and information systems.
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The future of vulnerability: humanity in the digital age

This report explores how data and technology are shaping the future of vulnerability, particularly through new and evolving forms of inequality, intrusion and insecurity.
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Exposed and exploited: data protection in the Middle East and North Africa

Across the Middle East and North Africa, data protection legislation is still in its infancy, and it remains a low priority in countries where data protection laws are either very weak or non-existent. In this report, the authors explore data protection legislation in Jordan, Lebanon...
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Notifiable Data Breaches report: July to December 2020

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) periodically publishes statistical information about notifications received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme to assist entities and the public to understand the operation of the scheme. This report captures notifications made under the NDB scheme for...