Data processing

Report

Transitioning to the next generation of metadata

This report synthesises six years (2015-2020) of OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group discussions and what they may foretell for the “next generation of metadata.” The firm belief that metadata underlies all discovery regardless of format, now and in the future, permeates all...
Report

Polis and the political process

This report finds that calls for greater regulation in political campaigns have a far greater consensus of support among the general public than arguments against regulation. The research finds that a large majority (61%) of people think profiling people based on their online data should...
Report

Addressing trust in public sector data use

This report analyses projects where data has been shared between government departments, and with commercial organisations, identifying recurring barriers, and the steps that were taken to address them. It focuses on citizen trust, which the report argues needs to be addressed if we are to...
Report

Apples, oranges and lemons

This research report examines how administrative data is collected and used in the Victorian civil justice system.
Guide

RDA COVID-19: Recommendations and guidelines on data sharing

This is the final version of the recommendations and guidelines from the RDA COVID-19 Working Group, and has been endorsed through the official RDA process.
Report

Combining crowds and machines

New technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), allow us to mobilise human intelligence in new ways and at greater scale. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the many uses of collective intelligence: from symptom-tracking apps to open-source production of medical equipment. But despite its potential, collective intelligence...
Guide

RDA COVID-19: Recommendations and guidelines

These detailed guidelines are supplemented with higher level recommendations aimed at the other stakeholder groups who need to work together with the researchers and data stewards to realise the timely and open sharing of research data as a key component of pandemic preparedness and response.
Guide

Data science: a guide for society

According to the headlines, we’re in the middle of a “data revolution” — allowing us to make predictions on anything from the football results to who is likely to commit a crime. This guide explains the language to help talk about data science and highlights...
Article

Good policy needs good data: why is it locked up?

Crunching official data helps evaluate policies. Potential embarrassment is the wrong reason for governments to keep it under wraps, Warwick McKibbin and Robert Breunig write.
Strategy

Indigenous Data Network

A strategy for the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Data Network to assist Indigenous communities in developing the technical capability and resources to enable them to manage their data for community advancement. And to take a lead role in negotiating agreements with government agencies to make...