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Older Victorians online : a community survey exploring the usage patterns of older Victorians online /

by Crawshaw, Kate | Council on the Ageing (Victoria) | Hendy, Sue.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Ellis Jones Consulting 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A collaborative project between COTA Victoria and Ellis Jones. March 2012Summary: Ellis Jones and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria recently collaborated on a research study to test commonly held assumptions. The results remind us how quickly everyone is adopting online technologies. What may have been correct 12 months ago may be an assumption today. In an environment of rapid change affecting both industry and government, online community engagement has become increasingly important to ensure stakeholder participation. Considerable research has been gathered on seniors' internet use and we know that their personal access to and use of the internet continues its steady trajectory. However, there is little investigation on how they employ web 2.0 tools, such as those found on social media platforms, in their daily lives. Tools, which in recent times, have provided a platform to so many communities which previously struggled to have their opinions heard. 51% of Australia's population is on Facebook and we do not consider seniors to be a part of this subset. There is an absence of detailed study around their participation in online discussions. This absence 'assumes' that they do not use social media and therefore will not participate in online community consultation activities.Availability: (1)

Online opportunities for civic engagement? : an examination of Australian third sector organisations on the internet. /

by Barraket, Jo.

Publisher: 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Public Internet Access Program. /

by Victoria. Public Internet Access Program.

Publisher: 08/11/2006 12:06:52 2006Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/11/2006 12:06:52 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: A searchable directory of free or low cost public Internet access venues in the State of Victoria, Australia. Learn how to use the internet with the How to use the Internet free online guide. An online Internet venue directory and Internet learning guide, provided by the State Government of Victoria.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Significance 2.0 : a guide to assessing the significance of collections /

by Russell, Roslyn | Collections Council of Australia | Winkworth, Kylie.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Rundle Mall, S.A Collections Council of Australia 2009Description: viii, 71 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Significance defines the meanings and values of a cultural heritage item or collection through research and analysis, and by assessment against a standard set of criteria. Significance 2.0 outlines the theory, practice and many applications of the concept of significance in collection management. It takes readers through the key concepts and steps in assessing significance, for single items, collections and cross-collection projects. With examples and case studies it shows significance in action, in a wide range of applications. This is a new and revised edition of Significance; a guide to assessing the significance of cultural heritage collections, published in 2001 by the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of the Heritage Collections Council. This second edition extends the scope of significance to demonstrate its use with a wide variety of collections across the four major collecting domains?archives, galleries, libraries and museums. Since the publication of the first edition, many collecting organisations across Australia have embraced the concept of significance, using it in many facets of their work?in collection policies, for acquisitions and deaccessioning, in conservation, planning, promotion, advocacy, education, online access, and in innovative collaborative projects. Significance is now widely used by collecting organisations in Australia and internationally.Availability: (1) /

by Victoria. Connecting Communities.

Publisher: 05/12/2004 09:21:32 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/12/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: is a State Government of Victoria Connecting Communities initiative providing free or affordable community-based Internet facilities including training and access to people living in Victoria who wouldn't otherwise have such accessAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social networks : their role in addressing poverty /

by Afridi, Asif | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography : p. 16-20 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper was commissioned to inform the work of the JRF poverty and ethnicity programme, which aims to understand the underlying reasons for variations in low income and deprivation among different ethnic groups in the UK and the problems caused. It also aims to contribute towards solutions to these problems.Availability: (1)

Submission to the Inquiry into Cybersafety for Senior Australians /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012Summary: Information technology provides ever-expanding opportunities to communicate, gather information, seek employment, conduct personal business and access services. While use and ownership of personal computers and the internet in Australia are increasing, significant segments of the population are still excluded. The majority of senior Australians, especially those whose occupations did not require internet access or those who have been out of the workforce for a considerable time post retirement, have very limited understanding of the internet and very low levels of skills for its use. This engenders considerable anxiety even among those who are keen to avail themselves of its benefits, particularly email, Skype and information gathering. Thus, while senior Australians by and large face the same risks as all internet users, these risks are intensified by their lack not only of ICT literacy (the knowledge and skills required to use the internet) but also of what might be called ICT savvy, that tacit knowledge that younger Australians acquire through immersion in the cyberworld through education, at work and in their social milieu.Availability: (1)

Superfast broadband : the future is in your hands /

by Gordon-Smith, Michael | McKell Institute.

Publisher: World Square, NSW McKell Institute 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2013 Includes bibliographical references pp. 50-51Summary: In just a few years there has been profound change. Most consumers now consider mobiles to be their preferred form of communication; smartphones and tablets are now the main way consumers access the internet; and smartphone apps are pervasive and impact every aspect of our work and lives. The mobile revolution is well underway. and the best is yet to come. As society moves forward in this great technological journey it is vital that we do two things. First, we need to recognise the importance of upgrading the Australia?s broadband infrastructure. The private and public sectors have a role to play here. Second, we need to embrace the full opportunities of fixed and mobile technology convergence. We must ensure that as technology changes we are able to deliver the best broadband outcomes for all Australians when and where they need it.Availability: (1)

Surfing the long wave : knowledge and entrepreneurship in Britain /

by Leadbeater, Charles | Oakley, Kate.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2001Description: 101 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

The Brotherhood on the Internet /

by Smith, Patricia | Jeffrey, Andrew.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: 8 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 1997.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The Internet searcher's handbook : locating information, people & software. /

by Morville, Peter | Rosenfeld, Louis | Janes, Joseph.

Publisher: New York, NY Neal-Schuman Publishers 1996Description: xi, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The new economy revisited : an initial analysis of the digital divide among financially disadvantaged families /

by McLaren, Jennifer | The Smith Family | Zappala, Gianni.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research and Social Policy Team, The Smith Family 2002Description: viii, 28 p. ill.Other title: The Smith Family. Research and Social Policy Team background.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2002 Summary: This paper presents new data on the access and usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), in particular, computers and the Internet, by households and children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The existence of unequal access and usage of ICT across the population – the ‘digital divide’, is compounding disadvantage for some, because having access to ICT is becoming so central to being able to fully participate in the economic, social, political and cultural spheres of society. This is the first of several publications that provides empirical data to complement previous conceptual work on the ‘new economy’ and the digital divide. This paper focuses on what has been termed the ‘A’ of the ‘ABCs of the digital divide’ – Access, Basic Training and Content. The data come from a survey aimed at collecting benchmark data on computer and Internet access and usage among students and families on The Smith Family’s Learning for Life (LFL) program. Availability: (1)

The social life of information. /

by Brown, John Seely | Duguid, Paul.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business School Press 2000Description: x, 320 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Website : http://www.hbsp.harvard.eduAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The web factory guide to marketing on the Internet. /

by Ollier, Anna.

Publisher: London, U.K. Aurelian Information 1998Description: 138 p.Notes: missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards a high-bandwidth, low-carbon future : telecommunications-based opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions : a climate risk report. /

by Mallon, Karl | Johnston, Gareth | Burton, Donovan | Cavanagh, Jeremy.

Edition: Version 1.0Publisher: Fairlight, NSW Climate Risk Pty Limited (Australia) [2007?]Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report provides an analysis of the opportunities for Australian society to achieve nationally significant greenhouse gas abatement using telecommunication networks to conserve energy and increase clean energy use at home, in the workplace and in ways we connect people, enterprises and communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Trust and growth in the online environment . /

by Australia. Department of Communication, information Technology and.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:29:07 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to send HTTP request (WinHttpSendRequest)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

We-think /

by Leadbeater, Charles.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Profile Books 2009Description: xxxv, 300 p. : ill.Other title: We-think : mass innovation, not mass production.Notes: Illustrations by Debbie Powell Originally published: 2008 "Mass innovation, not mass production" - note on cover. Bibliography: p. 261-276 Includes index.Summary: Society is based not on mass consumption now but on mass, innovative participation - as is clear in phenomena from Wikipedia, Youtube and Craigslist to new forms of scientific research and political campaigning. This new mode of 'We-think' is reshaping the way we work, play and communicate."We-think" is about what the rise of these phenomena (not all to do with the internet) means for the way we organise ourselves - not just in digital businesses but in schools and hospitals, cities and mainstream corporations. For the point of the industrial era economy was mass production for mass consumption, the formula created by Henry Ford; but these new forms of mass, creative collaboration announce the arrival of a new kind of society, in which people want to be players, not spectators.This is a huge cultural shift, for in this new economy people want not services and goods, delivered to them, but tools so they can take part. In "We-think" Charles Leadbeater analyses not only these changes, but how theywill affect us and how we can make the most of them. Just as, in the 1980s, his "In Search of Work" predicted the rise of more flexible employment, here he outlines a crucial shift that is already affecting all of us.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Web accessibility for older users : a literature review /

by Arch, Andrew | World Wide Web Consortium.

Edition: W3C Working DraftPublisher: World Wide Web Consortium 2008Description: Webpage.Notes: Includes bibliography, tablesSummary: This document provides a review and analysis of guidelines and articles relating to the needs of older people with Web accessibility needs due to ageing, and compares these with the needs of people with disabilities as already addressed in WAI guidelines. The focus is particularly on Europe but applies internationally as well. This review is being undertaken in order to inform the development of educational materials which can better promote the needs of people who have accessibility needs due to ageing, and potential development of profiles and/or extensions on WAI guidelines...Availability: No items available

Where do I start? : female seniors and the internet /

by Council on the Ageing (WA).

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Australian Communications Consumer Action Network 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 41-43Summary: While there have been many studies and surveys about internet use in the general population, there have been fewer investigating the experiences of seniors using the internet (and not using the internet) and none can be found that focus on female seniors in Australia. This is despite more than half of Australians over 65 describing their internet competency as below average, and only 10 per cent as above average (ACMA 2009a).Availability: (1)

Wired community @ Collingwood : final evaluation report /

by Isoquant Consulting.

Publisher: Ivanhoe, Vic. Isoquant Consulting 2010Description: 69 p.Summary: There is increasing evidence that the lack of access to information and communication technology (ICT) or the ?digital divide? severely limits education, employment and economic prospects. The Wired Community@Collingwood project is based in one of the Victorian Government Neighbourhood renewal communities on the Collingwood Housing Estate. The estate is a public housing estate located around three kilometers from the Central Business District of Melbourne and provides low cost housing to people with a low socio-economic profile and recent migrants and refugees. Infoxchange, a not-for-profit community ICT provider with a mission that clearly states the direction of the organisation as establishing technology for social justice, led the partnership based on the success of a similar strategy at Atherton Gardens. The Wired Community@Collingwood project aims to provide communication, learning and employment opportunities through ICT to all Collingwood estate residents across approximately 950 dwellings. ; The Availability: No items available

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