Information resources management

Report

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...
Strategy

2020 Research infrastructure investment plan

This strategy document provides continued support for Australia's National Research Infrastructure facilities, as well as investment in emerging research priorities that were first identified as potential areas of support in the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.
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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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...
Guide

The emergence of a third wave of open data

The open data movement has thus far been limited by an overwhelming focus on the national and supranational levels. In this publication, the authors argue these (and many other) limitations necessitate additional improvements to accelerate the re-use of data to unleash the public good potential...
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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Survey

CPRC 2020 data and technology consumer survey

This survey of 1,000 consumers conducted from March – April 2020 confirms that Australians expect more from industry and government when it comes to protecting them from risks posed by the collection, sharing and use of their personal information.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Position paper

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient identification – COVID-19 release: position statement

In this position paper, the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association illustrates the need for culturally safe practices in patient identification, to support the development of policies and services related to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Report

Transforming metadata into linked data to improve digital collection discoverability

This report shares the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot project findings. In this project, OCLC and five partner institutions investigated methods for—and the feasibility of—transforming metadata into linked data to improve the discoverability and management of digitised cultural materials.