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1 National Data Network (NDN) ‏ Information visibility/access - a cornerstone of informed decision making and collaboration within government Presentation by: Steve Matheson Head, National Statistical Service Leadership Branch Australian Bureau of Statistics July 2007

2 Background Information the lifeblood of the New Economy ABS and access to information Before we collect any more data... Path to the future visibility/accessibility? Google etc and political, legislative, and other realities

3 Fundamental Questions What's out there? [Visibility] How can I find it? [Search] Is the information resource in reasonable shape? [Information Asset Management] Can I access it? [Access Conditions/Controls]

4 Enablers/Barriers computer technology data management/quality framework conditions of use infrastructure administrative arrangements custodians users

5 NDN Consortium Principles Data managed as an asset exposed as broadly as practicable used responsibly conditions of use privacy principles, applicable laws quality of data clearly described Work collaboratively, avoid duplication of effort

6 Information Resources & Domains Information Resources data (in fact any digital content) ‏ tools services Information Resources Domains Survey and Administrative (NDN's initial focus) ‏ Geospacial Observational/Experimental Science Other

7 Global warming example Key Information climate information sea level information topographic information (inundation modelling) ‏ population distributions business distributions location of other key assets/activities etc

8 So Just What is the NDN? An Internet-based distributed network providing: catalog search facilities controlled sharing of information resources platform for collaboration data management data analysis development of tools/services

9 'Externalisation Kit' for custodians open source software, free-of-charge data management/quality framework (AGLS/Dublin Core) ‏ Shibboleth federated identity management Creative Commons enabled Administrative support via NDN Business Office Custodians - Full-Nodes, Lite-Nodes Users - anonymous or registered So Just What is the NDN? cont.

10 NDN - Progress To-Date Distributed network software infrastructure has been developed - over 25 staff years development to-date. NDN Demonstration Phase August 2006 to June 2007 complete. NDN Pilot Phase July 2007 to June 2008 underway. Children and Youth Statistical Portal pilot project. Collaborative development agreement is in place with the US Census Bureau - DataFerrett

11 Challenges Ahead Getting started market failure and 'critical mass' understandable commitment to existing systems,protocols etc management of information assets authorising environment? Custodians, users and communities of interest Technology, data management, legal, administrative infrastructure NCRIS, ANDS etc

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