National Library of Australia Staff Papers, 2004

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Keeping Online Information Accessible for E-governance and E-democracy

Margaret Phillips, Adrian Cunningham


Democracy, governance, consultation and participation all depend on the availability of authentic and reliable information. Government agencies at the federal, state and local levels, as well as educational and research institutions, are producing increasingly large volumes of information in electronic formats only. While Australia has done more than most countries to date to address the need to identify, collect, store and preserve publications and organisational records in electronic formats, large amounts of information are still at risk of loss.

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