Gabrielle has worked at UTS since 1998 in a variety of project and management roles, most recently in developing the ‘Data Intensive University’ strategy, which morphed into the Connected Intelligence Centre. With a background in communication, information and knowledge management, Gabrielle has administrative responsibility for establishing CIC’s reputation as a world leading hub for analytics research and learning. Gabrielle also has experience in research data management and curation, privacy and ethics, having led the team that established the NSW node of the Australian Data Archive and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive.
Gardiner, G, McDonald, JE, Byrne, A & Thorpe, KA 2011, 'Respect, Trust And Engagement: Creating An Australian Indigenous Data Archive', Collection Building, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 148-152.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Purpose: This paper aims to demonstrate the work being done to develop a trusted digital archive for social sciences data relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia. It explores the issues that arise through respectful engagement with both indigenou
Nakata, NM, Nakata, VS, Gardiner, G, Byrne, A, McKeough, J & Gibson, J 2008, 'Indigenous digital collections: An early look at the organisation and culture interface', Australian Academic and Research Libraries, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 223-236.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Research findings of study into the first generation issues with Indigenous digital collections in libraries
Nakata, NM, Byrne, A, Nakata, VS & Gardiner, G 2005, 'Indigenous Knowledge, the Library and Information Service Sector, and Protocols', Australian Academic and Research Libraries, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 9-24.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Much of the current dialogue about personal data is anchored in fear, uncertainty and doubt. There is a growing sense `big brother is watching' and that individual rights are being ignored, along with important values such as transparency. Recurring themes in the literature are trust, respect, freedom, informed consent, self-determinism, control, ownership, sensitivity and the right `to be left alone'. Individuals are also recognising data is an asset as organisations reap the benefits of linking disparate data to understand our preferences, tendencies and buying patterns. The growing conversation around privacy is largely the result of the technological capability that produces and harnesses data and its subsequent potential. At the same time, opinions about privacy issues are highly contextual. This event intends to stimulate thinking and activity around how information professionals can help shape the conversation and approaches to data, privacy and ethics. How do we address these issues in our organisations? Are there broader responsibilities to ensure educated citizens? We wish to bring together researchers and educators within the iSchool community interested in discussing the challenges associated with tackling privacy issues in data-intensive organizational context, using a participatory format to stimulate reflection and dialogue. The event builds towards a collaborative discussion of next steps of interest with a view to sharing outcomes and insights via an online community network.
Journals, conference proceedings and books are freely available online to readers worldwide via the new open access approach to scholarly publishing. Seen as a threat by commercial publishers, especially the high-cost STM (scientific, technical and medical) journal publishers, open access has grown apace over the past decade with many journals developing high status. UTSePress is an initiative of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and is the leading Australasian publisher of online, open access, peer-reviewed journals, with 14 titles being currently published. It is managed by UTS library staff, using software developed by the Public Knowledge Project, and its journals are edited by academics at UTS and elsewhere. The journals cover a diverse range of disciplines, including governance, ICT (information and communications technology), international studies, history, law, literacy, project management, construction and engineering, and society and social justice. Editorial boards, authors and reviewers are drawn from the respective scholarly fields internationally. This paper will explore the pros and cons of open access online publishing, covering issues such as new business models and their implications for authors, editors and readers. The paper draws on the expertise and experience of the journal managers and editors, as well as the library staff managing the project. It will broadly explore the issues faced by all the UTSePress journals and also provide a case study focusing on one of the newest journals, the Journal of Project, Program and Portfolio Management.