Electronic government information

ALIA submission to the Review of the Australian Government’s use of Information and Communication Technology, July 2008

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses how government libraries provide a key part of the information management infrastructure of government agencies. In order for public service employees and clients of government agencies to benefit from online information resources an approach is needed to ensure that:
 
a) quality information resources are available cost-effectively to support policy development and program delivery;

ALIA submission to Infrastructure Australia, October 2008

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses how investment in libraries can be expected to generate economic as well as social, cultural and environmental benefits. Libraries sustain the community in social, cultural and environmental terms and contribute positively in terms of economic value, benefit and activity. ALIA advocates the development of an informed society that can partake and participate in skilled decision-making.
 

ALIA submission to Freedom of Information (FOI) Reform, May 2009

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) congratulates the government on developing the draft legislation and, in a timely manner, seeking to ensure that information is managed as a national resource. Improvements in FOI are vital for an informed nation, and expanding digital access will contribute significantly to an effective democracy and a digital nation.
 
ALIA recommends that to be truly effective further consideration should be given to:

ALIA submission to the Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration, December 2009

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) highlights three major issues—the importance of libraries and information centres in assisting high quality policy advice and service delivery, the need for whole of government approaches to information for an efficient and effective public service and the need to make government information widely available with web 2.0 technology to enable a high level of citizen participation in policy development a service delivery.

 

ALIA submission to JCP Inquiry into Electronic Distribution of the Parliamentary Paper Series, May 2010

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) recommends the publication of the full text of Parliamentary Papers through a national repository based in the parliamentary network providing long- term access through modern systems supporting full text searching, RSS feeds, alerts and other mechanisms to assist Australians to participate in our great democracy.

 

Finding value in our information [slides]

10th ALIA Top End Symposium, 12-13 October 2018 Darwin: Enabling universal literacies in the digital age
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the session on sharing of government data.
 
The symposium provides a professional development opportunity for local information professionals to engage with national and international experts on universal literacies, a theme deemed to be of interest to all members of the community. This event is a premium professional development activity for information and library workers in the Northern Territory.

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