Information Management

Contains research and resources on the broad topic of managing information including libraries, digital libraries, electronic publishing, grey literature, information resources management, open access publishing, scholarly communication, and many other related issues. This collection was established as part of the Grey Literature Strategies ARC Linkage research project (2012 - 2015) a partnership with Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University, the National Library of Australia, the National State Libraries Australasia, the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Eidos Insittute. It has now been expanded to bring together the wider world of information management supported by APO and Swinburne University of Technology. We welcome contributions by others interested in developing the collection for their own research and practice work. Register to contribute and post your work or that of other organisations of interest in this field.

Information Management

Journal article

20 Feb 2019

This article explores the necessity of articulating an ethics of care in the design, governance, and future evolution of digital library software applications.

Briefing paper

6 Feb 2019

This explainer identifies four current trends in workplace monitoring and surveillance: prediction and flagging tools; biometrics and health data; remote monitoring and time-tracking; and gamification and algorithmic management.

Policy report

30 Jan 2019

This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.

Report

Summary of feedback: guidance on sharing personal information under the Family Violence Act 2018
25 Jan 2019

In August and September 2018, the Ministry of Justice sought feedback on a draft version of information sharing guidance for the family violence sector. The guidance document sought to clarify the rules around information sharing that were introduced under the Family Violence Act 2018. This...

Journal article

23 Jan 2019

This article explores questions regarding the development and support of Indigenous priorities and self-determination in Australian libraries and archives. It calls for greater use of Indigenous research methodologies within library and archival science in order to seek ways to decolonize and simultaneously indiginze libraries and...

Journal article

10 Jan 2019

Abstract:

Publishing programs in academic libraries vary in their scope, offerings, and business models. Despite the many forms that these programs take, I have argued in the past that various factors constrain the design of a start-up publishing operation. In this commentary, I...

Commentary

18 Dec 2018

Cyber civil defence is the responsibility of the entire community. Australia needs a national standing committee for cyber security emergency management and resilience that is an equal partnership between government, business, and academic specialists.

Report

17 Dec 2018

The 2018 report again notes that there will be modest growth in the number of qualified librarian positions over the next five years. In 2018 there were 10 higher Education institutions offering 23 ALIA accredited courses, including Masters degrees, Bachelor degrees, and Graduate Diplomas.

Report

14 Dec 2018

There are a number of legislative, technical and cultural barriers that limit the free flow of information between Australia's law enforcement agencies. This report examines those barriers and develops an information sharing matrix that explains the barriers associated with different types of information sharing.

Report

It's January 2024. Does Australia still have the internet?
13 Dec 2018

This report uses scenario analysis to examine a world where cyberspace is fragmented in the year 2024.

Guide

12 Dec 2018

Australia’s Cyber Incident Management Arrangements (CIMA) outlines the inter-jurisdictional coordination arrangements and principles for Australian governments’ cooperation in response to national cyber incidents.

Policy report

5 Dec 2018

Like other countries, Australia is focused on protecting its critical infrastructure from cyber threats. However, there’s a serious gap in how we approach the protection of our valuable digital national identity assets.

Report

4 Dec 2018

This report contributes to a growing body of work from OCLC to better understand research information management (RIM) practices, including their regional differences, as well as the growing interoperability imperative between siloed sources of data—both internal and external.

Guide

4 Dec 2018

These guidelines are intended for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), cyber security professionals and information technology managers. As such, these guidelines discuss both governance and technical concepts in order to support the protection of organisations’ information and systems.

Draft report

3 Dec 2018

While there are still a small number of commitments delayed in this first National Action Plan, Australia has taken great strides to improve transparency, accountability and public engagement over the course of this action plan cycle, with the majority of the plan’s commitments either on...

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2018

Australia has fallen behind many other countries by failing to adopt an integrated approach to e-government that joins up all government services across the three tiers of government. For citizens, this makes life harder than it needs to be and consumes time that could be...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2018

This research sought to examine the factors influencing public acceptance of government surveillance in Australia.

Guide

26 Nov 2018

This guide is designed to support public library staff across the United Kingdom to develop and enhance how libraries approach the topic of privacy and play a leading role in advancing the privacy of library users.

Report

22 Nov 2018

This study identified five Australian housing markets that could use online technology to match highly specific ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’. The five markets considered are: swaps in public housing; disability accessible housing; low-cost private rental housing brokerage; apartment presales for low/mid income earners; and precinct-level urban...

Annual Report

19 Nov 2018

This report outlines the Privacy Commissioner's work this year and its context, including the Privacy Bill, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Australia's mandatory data breach reporting.