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Briefing paper

Data communities: a new model for supporting STEM data sharing

Drawing on Ithaka S+R findings and the scholarly literature, this paper identifies what constitutes a data community and outlines the most important features by studying three success stories, investigating the circumstances under which intensive data sharing is already happening.

Digital platforms for facilitating access to research infrastructures

Shared research infrastructures are playing an increasingly important role in most scientific fields and represent a significant proportion of the total public investment in science. Many of these infrastructures have the potential to be used outside of their traditional scientific domain and outside of the...
Journal article

What do data librarians think of the MLIS? Professionals' perceptions of knowledge transfer, trends and challenges

Investigators of this study found that changing the educational model may lead to improvements in future library data services.
Technical report

Detailed core technical infrastructure specification: architecture overview

This AURIN Technical Report #4 document provides an updated specification of the AURIN Core Infrastructure as operationalized at end of May 2014. It is an updated version of the previous Technical Report (TR3, 2013). This document details the technical components of the AURIN e- Infrastructure...
Working paper

A qualitative data model for DDI

The Qualitative Data Model Working Group was established in January 2010 with the charge “To develop a robust XML- based schema for qualitative data exchange (compliant with DDI) and encourage tools development based upon these needs.” This report describes the preliminary model developed by that...

The importance of critical data analysis for the social sciences

Current social science research and writing faces a number of possibilities that seem to be constrained by three major challenges. The first is the limits of the imagination; the second is knowing what kinds of data are now out there; and the third is having...

Open data privacy: a risk-benefit, process-oriented approach to sharing and protecting municipal data

Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is available to the public. While releasing data has many important benefits, sharing data comes with...

Use it or lose it: the search for enlightenment in dark data

Big data is big news these days. But most organisations just end up hoarding vast reams of data, leaving them with a massive repository of unstructured – or “dark” – data that is of little use to anyone. Given the potential benefits of big data...
Discussion paper

Democratising the data revolution

What will the data revolution do? What will it be about? What will it count? What kinds of risks and harms might it bring? Whom and what will it serve? And who will get to decide? This brief discussion paper is intended to advance thinking...

Internet activity, Australia, December 2014

There were 12,691,000 internet subscribers in Australia at the end of December 2014. This is an increase of 2% from the end of December 2013. Overview This release contains details of internet activity supplied by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia with more than 1,000...