Dart: A New Missile in Australia's E-Research Strategy
Online Information Review, Vol. 31, p. 116, 2007
2 Pages Posted: 27 May 2009 Last revised: 1 Mar 2010
Date Written: February 26, 2009
Purpose - The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the evolution of a new e-research paradigm and to outline key projects and developments in Europe, North America, Canada and Australia. The article also provides a detailed summary of the Dataset Acquisition, Accessibility and Annotation e-Research Technology (DART) project.
Design/methodology/approach - A review of relevant government reports, documents and general literature was conducted.
Findings - Projects currently being conducted in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia are part of an international movement that aims to use modern ICTs to enhance e-research. The DART project is a significant part of this movement as it has adopted a "whole process" approach to e-research, and provides a platform for the examination of the technical, legal and policy issues that arise in the new e-research environment.
Originality/value - Provides an overview of current projects that concern the development of e-research, with a particular focus on Australian research and the DART project.
Keywords: Data Acquisition, Accessibility and Annotation e-Research Technology
JEL Classification: K0, K00
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