Abstract

Geoscience Australia (GA) is improving its stewardship and sharing of data and information products that are discoverable, freely accessible, interoperable, standardised, authoritative and able to be used by diverse stakeholders. The factors that impact on GA's ability to share its wealth of data and information assets are complex and interdependent but fall into three main areas of strategic focus; ICT, data custodianship and governance. GA has already begun to achieve some important building blocks towards data management including an Information Management Framework and the establishment of Architecture Committees and Scientific Communities of Practice to strengthen the governance of data and information. International, national and community standards are being applied by data custodians to facilitate discovery and access to our data, and to improve the interworkability of the content. New ICT tools and systems are being developed to provide internal and external users with a single entry point to discover, visualise and deliver GA data and products. The long term goal is to implement fully operational channels for the management, discovery and delivery of all GA data including 'BIG' data and 'the long tail of science'. This will entail a long term commitment to culture change, education and data management support.
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Product Type/Sub Type

nonGeographicDataset - External Publication - Abstract

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2012

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

External Publication
Abstract
data management
data standards
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf
doc

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-02-14

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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please contact Geoscience Australia Client Services via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).