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The project will focus on women in agriculture and aims to increase women’s participation, through strengthening their leadership role in the design, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing direction of the project.
The study of decision making processes is essential for developing new knowledge which can influence guidelines, tools and technology for understanding
how to better support medical teams in the future. The aim of the project is to record and analyse the knowledge sharing and decision-making process used by the medical team and other healthcare professionals during the hospital ward round.
The Connecting the Disconnected research program will through a series of co-design workshops and related
research activities develop a participatory archival design methodology in order to deliver improved recordkeeping and archival services to communities experiencing identity, memory and accountability crises.
The objective of this project is to help archivists understand and apply the key concept of information culture as part of next generation recordkeeping
practice. Information culture refers to the information management-specific settings of organizational cultures, namely the values and attitudes accorded to information within specific organizational contexts. A central theme of recordkeeping informatics is the development of a recordkeeping culture
within an organization. The first step on that path is diagnosis of the organisation’s existing information culture. Once that diagnosis is established, contextually appropriate strategies can be developed to promote recordkeeping.
Children who experience out-of-home care need quality recordkeeping systems to develop and nurture their sense of identity and connectedness; to account for their care experiences throughout their
lives; and to detect, report, investigate, and take action against child neglect and abuse. Those involved in supporting children experiencing family dislocation need access to efficient, effective, and responsive recordkeeping systems to ensure the highest standards and continuity of care. This interdisciplinary
research project aims to design and develop a Lifelong Living Archive for children who experience out-of-home car, in order to transform archival and recordkeeping frameworks in this sector towards a child-centred model.
This is the first project of an on-going research collaboration on information and knowledge management between the Defence Science and Technology
Organisation (DSTO) and COSI. The project formally identified the role and importance of robust information management to ensure sustainability for the corporate knowledge of the Flight Systems Branch (FSB) of DSTO beyond the efforts of dedicated individuals.
The Kinect with Signs Project investigated as to whether the Kinect sensor, games technology and computational intelligence could be used to teach deaf children's parents sign language in their own homes
without the need for expensive one-on-one tuition. Other possible uses for the technology that were being devised in this project included teaching physical skills such as medical procedures.
BCKO Project aimed to investigate and analyse diverse information needs amongst women with breast cancer and their families with subsequent development and prototyping a design for a web-based user-sensitive
portal to breast cancer knowledge online.
The Breast Cancer Knowledge Online Project has been supported by the Australian Research Council through its Linkage Program and is a joint project of Monash University, BreastCare Victoria and Breast Cancer Action Group.
Context-aware Mobile Decision Support Systems for Real-time Emergency Management in Mass Gatherings was a joint project of Monash
University and IBM (Australia). The project aimed to improve communications in emergency situations in mass gatherings through effective use of mobile devices in decision support.
The Koorie Archiving System project was a joint project of Monash University, the Public Records Office of Victoria and the Koorie Heritage Trust, funded through the Collaborative Internet Innovation
Fund (CIIF) of the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development.
The Koorie Archiving System project aimed to provide a space where the Koorie community can come together to provide a Koorie perspective on government records about the community, and so bring together parts of their fragmented modern history.
A program to assist GPs to manage depression and related illnesses in patients with coronary heart disease.
This project aimed to develop an internet-based system to assist general practitioners to manage depression and related illnesses, in people with established coronary heart disease. This project was a result of the combined work of people who have experienced episodes of chronic heart disease and depression, and a team of researchers from Monash and Deakin Universities.
Girls' lack of interest in Information Communication Technology (ICT) is clearly evident by senior secondary school. Our research was
exploring if a longer term strategy could encourage girls to continue ICT study.
The research outcomes included: identifying materials most likely to stimulate girls' interests, understanding how a longitudinal program can be integrated into schools' curriculum, and through longitudinal research track the program's impact on girls' attitudes towards ICT and ICT careers.
The Oxfam-Monash Partnership believes in doing research with a difference. Specifically,
the Partnership believes in conducting participatory action research projects that empower communities on the ground and support positive community-driven change. As a partnership, we see ourselves as uniquely placed to conduct this challenging and rewarding form of research, and to share our findings
for the betterment of broader development efforts. By bringing Monash and Oxfam staff together, and by combining the academic rigour and ground-level expertise that each organisation brings, our partnership is indeed able to achieve action research outcomes that would not otherwise be possible.
The Pluralizing the Archival Paradigm Through Education project seeked to identify the current scope and extent of archival education in the Pacific Rim, and to encourage a number
of research and development activities. This project that commenced in 2005, was a collaboration between the directors of two of the largest archival education programs in the region – at UCLA and at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Memories, Communities, Technologies (MCT) was a joint project of Monash University (Australia) and Kings College London (UK). The Memories, Communities, Technologies Network brings together researchers
and stakeholders from communities, memory institutions and universities who are interested in exploring the rich interplay between memories, communities and technologies at the nexus between the humanities, social sciences and information technology.
The Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project aimed to develop a prototype to demonstrate how to overcome major barriers to the implementation of recordkeeping and resource discovery metadata standards,
particularly in eGovernment. The project wished to explore how to move away from the current resource intensive process of manual metadata attribution and stand-alone systems, towards an integrated suite of business systems and processes supporting recordkeeping functions.
Doing IT Better was a three-year social justice and action research partnership with the Victorian Council of Social Service to build information and communications technology (ICT) capacity in the Victorian community
services sector. The project was funded through an anonymous donor.
The project sought to extend the findings of an earlier project, which had established that implementing user profiles, information could be better tailored to the individual consumer. The project
in conjunction with researchers from the School of Primary Health Care, assessed the applicability of that work for stress and anxiety management and involved examining the user requirements, profiles and information resources required by people suffering from those problems
The project aimed to develop an internet resource providing a gateway to information on heart health and coronary heart disease, and related health matters. Such health matters included information
on how to manage physical and emotional symptoms to prevent future cardiac problems. The gateway was created to be used by general practitioners to manage depression in patients with established coronary heart disease.
Twenty-first century weather forecasting presents a number of challenges. Meteorologists need to assess a vast amount of data under strict time constraints, incorporate predictive
numerical modeling and their collective experiential knowledge into the forecast process, learn from the forecast process, and meet increasing user demand within limited resources. This project seeked to help forecasters meet these challenges by changing the information technology paradigm which has
traditionally underpinned meteorology from one exclusively comprised of predictive numerical models to one which incorporates the knowledge and experience of forecasters. This research built on a longstanding and very successful collaboration between the Bureau and Monash.