Linked data



Report

The #Data4COVID19 Review: assessing the use of non-traditional data during a pandemic crisis

The GovLab, with the support of the Knight Foundation, recently sought to evaluate how non-traditional data was used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The research identifies lessons and recommendations that can be applied to future data-driven crisis management.
Report

Reporting on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in Australia: an exploratory paper

This report explores the use of linked data to report on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, including its benefits, challenges and limitations. It investigates each of the available CALD variables individually, using three health outcomes to explore differences between CALD groups...
Policy report

What is the value of data? A review of empirical methods

The widespread availability of data and analytics has extended into the public sector and policy-making. This policy brief summarises the various methods being used in practice to value datasets and how they compare.
Briefing paper

Integrating shared care teams into cancer follow-up care models

This paper highlights the gaps in knowledge relating to the implementation of shared care cancer follow-up models in Australia. It focuses on some of the key considerations for implementing shared care, including the need to collect primary care data and link this to patient health...
Working paper

Better data for the delivery of grant funded social services

This paper aims to provide an overview of what is currently known about the extent of use of grants programs by the Australian government to fund the delivery of social services, challenges and opportunities for service delivery, and outcome measurement and performance management.
Report

Big data for Australian social policy: developments, benefits and risks

This edited volume reports on the findings of a three-year ARC-funded project examining the application and use of big data, data linkage and related technologies in social policy.
Journal article

An empirical meta-analysis of the life sciences linked open data on the web

In this paper, the authors extract schemas from more than 80 biomedical linked open data sources into an Life Sciences Linked Open Data (LSLOD) schema graph and conduct an empirical meta-analysis to evaluate the extent of semantic heterogeneity across the LSLOD cloud.
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.
Briefing paper

Helping organizations master data governance

There is currently no standard in place to provide guidance on the deployment of corporate data policies to manage ethics, transparency and trust in data value chains. This policy brief proposes issues that should be covered in the proposed standard.
Briefing paper

Data Standards Task Force for digital cooperation

This policy brief proposes an alternative to the status quo, the creation of a new institution named the Data Standards Task Force (DSTF). The ultimate objective of the DSTF would be to create the required architecture for a “single data zone,” where data can circulate...
Journal article

Linked-Data based Constraint-Checking (LDCC) to support look-ahead planning in construction

In the construction sector, complex constraints are not usually modeled in conventional scheduling and 4D building information modeling software, as they are highly dynamic and span multiple domains. This paper presents a novel method, using semantic web technologies, to model and validate complex scheduling constraints...
Position paper

Archives and special collections linked data: navigating between notes and nodes

Libraries are in a state of moving from experimentation to production with linked data, and it is vitally important that the needs for descriptions of special collections materials are not left behind at this critical moment. This document helps to outline some of the challenges...
Report

Australian disability and violence data compendium

This compendium was produced as part of a University of Melbourne research project titled 'Violence against people with disabilities: maximising the use of data to inform the Royal Commission.' It aims to provide research directions for academics, policy makers and government.
Report

Substance and alcohol use data in the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI)

This research was commissioned by the Health Promotion Agency / Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA) to understand and document what data on alcohol use is held within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). This information will support alcohol and IDI researchers to make better use of the...
Report

Creating library linked data with Wikibase: lessons learned from Project Passage

This report provides an overview of the context in which the Wikibase prototype was developed, how the platform was adapted for use by librarians, and eight use cases where pilot participants (co-authors of this report) describe their experience of creating metadata for resources in various...
Report

ARL white paper on Wikidata: opportunities and recommendations

In this white paper, a task force of expert Wikidata users recommend a variety of ways for librarians to use the open knowledge base in advancing global discovery of their collections, faculty, and institutions.
Journal article

Supporting FAIR data principles with Fedora

Making data findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable is an important but challenging goal. This paper will describe how Fedora supports FAIR data principles, both in terms of relevant features and community participation in related initiatives.
Journal article

Cause of death and potentially avoidable deaths in Australian adults with intellectual disability using retrospective linked data

Adults with ID experience premature mortality and over-representation of potentially avoidable deaths. A national system of reporting of deaths in adults with ID is required.
Report

Data availability and use: draft report

The Productivity Commission is recommending a major overhaul of Australia's data policy framework, including the introduction of a Comprehensive Right to give people more control over their data. Changes in the way business and government manage people's data needs to be a priority if Australia...
Report

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2014–15

Research shows that children and young people who have been abused or neglected are at greater risk of engaging in criminal activity and entering the youth justice system. A better understanding of the characteristics and pathways of children and young people who are both in...
Strategy

The Federal big data research and development strategic plan

The United States' Government has launched the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan, which will provide guidance on strategies for US Federal agencies to use when developing or expanding their individual Big Data research and development plans. The strategy builds on the Obama...
Report

Developing a linked data collection to report on the relationships between child protection and youth justice supervision

Using available national data to understand the characteristics of children and young people who are both in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision, and their pathways through these systems, would assist support staff, case workers and policy makers to achieve optimal outcomes...