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"Cutting through": using health information technology for effective chronic care delivery /

by Information Integrity Solutions.

Publisher: Chippendale, N.S.W. Information Integrity Solutions 2009Description: 18 p. : ill.Other title: The Health Information Exchange Project.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Prepared by Information Integrity Solutions for the Health Information Exchange Sub-Committee to report to the Australian National Consultative Committee on eHealth. January 2009 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This report was prepared by Information Integrity Solutions (IIS) for the Health Information Exchange Sub-Committee to report to the Australian National Consultative Committee on eHealth (ANCC on eHealth). It was prepared in response to the increasing need to cut through the difficult issues arising in relation to chronic care and to find a sustainable, effective and efficient solution. This solution has so far eluded the many organisations and interests, including government despite significant funds and effort being exerted on the problem. Global Access Partners (GAP) facilitated and oversaw the stakeholder consultation process and IIS conducted the research and prepared the report.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Tale of Two Blogospheres : Discursive Practices on the Left and Right /

by Benkler, Yochai | Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society | Shaw, Aaron.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 39-41Summary: Discussions of the political effects of the Internet and networked discourse tend to presume consistent patterns of technological adoption and use within a given society. Consistent with this assumption, previous empirical studies of the United States political blogosphere have found evidence that the left and right are relatively symmetric in terms of various forms of linking behavior despite their ideological polarizationAvailability: (1)

Ageing and the use of the internet : current engagement and future needs /

by Milligan, Christine | Nominet Trust | Passey, Don.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Nominet Trust 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 82-89Summary: Over the past five years the number of people online, aged 65 and over, has remained relatively static, with between 25% and 35% using the internet (Oxford Internet Institute Survey 2011). As new online services become available and more benefits of being digitally connected are highlighted, this figure presents a real challenge to those working with this demographic group as there seems to be little impact aggregated to a national scale. Yet the over-65 population describes a diverse group. There can be up to 40 years life experience between those in early old age and those in late old age; it can describe people in good health and poor health; those who are physically or socially isolated or those living with, or supported by families. As such, a diverse range of approaches need to be put in place if we are to support them to benefit from using the internet. Similarly, when the online/offline figure is broken down into smaller age groups or correlated with other socio-economic characteristics (such as housing status, educational attainment, income levels etc) a clearer picture of internet use and the mechanisms of support for novice and advanced users becomes apparent. This publication sets out the latest research into how the internet is, and can be, used to support those over 65 as well as highlighting the mechanisms, themes and social situations that best enable this group to benefit from the internet. By doing so, it sets out a number of ways in which we can look to develop new approaches to supporting people over the age of 65 to get online in a sustained and meaningful way.Availability: (1)

Assessing the economic benefits of digital inclusion /

by Digital Inclusion Initiative.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Infoxchange Australia 2009Description: p. 16.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Constrained by cost or a lack of knowledge, and often both a significant number of disadvantaged people are missing out on the basic tools that engender participation in modern life. This 'digital divide' has a significant, negative impact on the communities it affects, by limiting their access to information, employment and social networks. On the upside, however, bridging this divide has genuine, measurable benefits for individuals and the broader community. This paper demonstrates the scale of these benefits, and makes a strong case for expanding the process of 'digital inclusion' to other disadvantaged areas of Australia.Availability: (1)

Barriers to participation : financial, educational and technological : a report into the barriers to societal participation among low-income Australians. /

by Zappala, Gianni [ed] | The Smith Family.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research & Social Policy Team, The Smith Family 2003Description: 82 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2003 Includes bibliographical references. Website : (1)

Braintrack university index. /

by Braintrack.

Publisher: 08/13/2003 16:39:24 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/13/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: BRAINTRACK is an index of universities on the internet containing internet addresses of Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges and other higher educational institutions all over the world.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bridging the digital divide : the role of community on-line access centres in Indigenous communities. /

by Daly, Anne.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building bridges over the digital divide. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Notes: Website : November 2001Availability: No items available

Cloud culture: the global future of cultural relations /

by Leadbeater, Charles | Counterpoint. British Council.

Publisher: London, U.K. Counterpoint. British Council 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Copy edited by Julie Pickard Series design by modernactivity Bibliography : p. 83-87Summary: The internet, our relationship with it, and our culture is about to undergo a change as profound and unsettling as the development of Web 2.0 in the last decade, which saw Google and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter become mass, world-wide phenomena. This 87-page report argues that over the next ten years, the rise of cloud computing will not only accelerate the global battle for control of the digital landscape, but will almost certainly recast the very ways in which we exercise our creativity and forge relationships across the world's cultures.Availability: (1)

Complete Internet companion for librarians. /

by Benson, Allen C.

Publisher: New York, NY Neal Schuman 1997Description: xxx, 513 p. : ill.Notes: Variant title: Neal-Schuman complete Internet companion for librarians. New ed. of: The complete Internet companion for librarians. Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting communities with CTLCs : from the digital divide to social inclusion. /

by Muir, Kristy | The Smith Family.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting us all : the role of the National Disability Strategy /

by Annear, Tracey | Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. Australian Communications Consumer Action Network 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 29 June 2010Summary: The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) believes that access to information and communication services are an essential tool for all people with disability to be able to participate to the fullest extent possible in Australian society. Articles 9 and 21 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability articulate the role of communications in making sure that people with disability enjoy human rights, freedoms and respect like other people.Availability: (1)

Could online marketplaces tackle poverty? /

by Rowan, Wingham | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This Viewpoint explores he case for 'national e-markets', which could create economic opportunities for people in poverty. These would be safe, convenient, accessible Internet marketplaces with ultralow overheads. The private sector alone cannot create these marketplaces, but they could quickly be realised using the same model that created the National Lottery.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cybersafety for seniors : a worthwhile journey : second interim report /

by Australia. Parliament. Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia 2013Description: xxi, 172 p.Other title: Cyber safety for seniors : a worthwhile journey : second.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Dr. Helen Kimberley, Principlal Researcher and Ms. Bonnie Simons, Senior Researcher, Retirement and Ageing, Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence were witnesses at the Inquiry into Cybersafety for Senior Australians on Friday 18 May 2012Summary: Cyber technology has developed dramatically in the last 20 years and the internet and other new communications technologies have infiltrated our lives in ways most of us would not have imagined only a few years ago. Australians are now communicating with government, business, family and friends, as well as shopping and banking, online. While many senior Australians may have been reluctant to venture into the cyber world initially, seniors are now the fastest growing online user group in the country. ; Anyone who uses the internet is vulnerable to cyber security threats but the Committee found that seniors are particularly vulnerable for several reasons. In the words of Dr Helen Kimberley* from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, senior Australians are 'digital immigrants' not 'digital natives' as young people are. Seniors have not grown up using the technology and, in the case of the older senior cohort, they did not even have the advantage of using computers in their work before retirement. Many seniors therefore have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to being 'cyber savvy'. ; Additionally, seniors are attractive targets for criminals because many seniors own substantial assets and have access to life savings and their superannuation. In many cases, seniors are looking for opportunities to invest their money, so they might be receptive to scams and fraudulent investment opportunities. ; The Committee spoke to seniors who have enthusiastically embraced the internet and other communications technology, and who act safely online. However, the Committee also received a lot of evidence showing that there are many senior Australians who either are not using the internet at all, or are using it with caution, because they are afraid of becoming involved in cyber security issues. Additionally, many are now too embarrassed to admit to family and others that they have no knowledge of the internet and no idea how they would go about 'getting online'. For these seniors, education and training will be their key to becoming cyber savvy and cyber safe. [Forward-extract]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Digital Darwinism : 7 breakthrough business strategies for surviving in the cutthroat Web economy. /

by Schwartz, Evan I.

Publisher: New York, NY Broadway Books 1999Description: 227 p.Notes: Variant title: Strategies for surviving in the cutthroat Web economy. Sequel to his Webonomics Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-215) and index. missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Empowering language minorities through technology : which way to go? /

by Dooly, Melinda | eLearning Papers.

Publisher: Barcelona, Spain 2010Description: PDF.Other title: eLearning papers ; no. 19.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: The term 'Information Age' has been applied to the current era we now live in, based on the fact that technology and Internet are continuously changing the way people work, learn, spend their leisure time and interact with one another. At the same time, access to this means of interaction is not always equal, whether due to lack of experience, knowledge or economic access. The rate of these changes, and a feeling of uncertain consequences- can create a sense of uncontrollably rapid social changes and possible social fragmentation. In the face of this, education stakeholders must seriously consider how schooling can confront these challenges. This article will first give a brief overview of how the notion of social cohesion has been used in social and educational policies, focusing especially on two central points that emerge: social equality and education as a nexus for social cohesion. Next, the text looks at how education can undertake the challenge of eliminating social inequality and promoting social cohesion, followed by an analysis of one potentially disadvantaged group: speakers of minority languages. Perceptions of minority language groups in the EU are discussed and a general outline of potential educational disadvantages and social exclusion they may face is broached.Availability: (1)

Global Publics Embrace Social Networking : Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project /

by PEW Research Center.

Publisher: Washington, DC PEW Research Center 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Pew Global Attitudes Project.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Although still a relatively young technology, social networking is already a global phenomenon. In regions around the world, and in countries with varying levels of economic development, people who use the Internet are using it for social networking. And this is particularly true of young people.Availability: (1)

Google econometrics and unemployment forecasting . /

by Askitas, Nikos | Institute for the Study of Labor | Zimmermann, Klaus F.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The current economic crisis requires fast information to predict economic behavior early, which is difficult at times of structural changes. This paper suggests an innovative new method of using data on internet activity for that purpose. It demonstrates strong correlations between keyword searches and unemployment rates using monthly German data and exhibits a strong potential for the method used.Availability: No items available

Health on the Internet. /

by Anthony, Denis.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Blackwell Science 1996Description: xvii, 158 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

High-Wire Act : Cyber-Safety and the Young : interim report /

by Australia. Parliament. Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: xxxiv, 556 p. : ill.Other title: Cyber-safety and the young.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: "As part of the Governments's comprehensive commitment to cyber-safety, the Australian Parliament establised this Committee in March 2010. This report focuses on how young people can be empowered and connect to the Internet, and use new technologies with confidence, knowing that they can use them safely, ethically and with full wareness of risks and benefits." -- Foreword.Availability: (1)

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