Conferences and events coming up in 2018

APO staff have confirmed a few conference presentations and attendances so far for 2018 so we hope to see you there. Please come and say hello.


APO Presentation at VALA2018

VALA 2018 in Melbourne from 13 – 15 February 2018, will be the year’s must-attend event for those working and aspiring to work in the fast-changing information and technology environment of the GLAM sector. Amanda Lawrence will be presenting on APO and our developments as a linked data platform.  Continue reading “Conferences and events coming up in 2018”

APO Annual Forum: Program slides and videos

APO’s inaugural Annual Forum brought together policy makers, researchers, and industry experts from all over Australia to discuss the many issues facing evidence, expertise and information access in public policy and practice.

Entitled ‘Evidence, impact and access to knowledge for policy and practice’, the forum was held on the 28th of November in Melbourne. It covered a wide range of topics, including: evidence, impact and the policy process; data, tools and platforms for access and analysis of policy issues; the challenges of information access and use; and improving the system for better public policy and access to knowledge. Continue reading “APO Annual Forum: Program slides and videos”

APO holiday closure and Newsletter break

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to wish all our readers, contributors, advertisers and partners a safe and happy holiday season.

APO’s offices will close on Friday, 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

The Daily and Weekly Newsletter Services will end on Friday, 22 December 2017, and resume on Monday, 15 January 2018.

The website remains open and content posted during this time will be included in the January newsletters.

Wishing you all the best for the holiday season.


APO receives $1m LIEF grant for Linked Semantic Platforms project

APO has received a $1m from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LEIF) grant to fund the Linked Semantic Platforms (LSP) project.

Image: Pietro Jeng on Unsplash

By using linked open data, knowledge graphs and collaborations across existing research infrastructure projects, the collaborative project aims to develop the next generation of decision-support tools for interdisciplinary research on critical public policy issues.

Expected outcomes include inter-operability across major social science databases and new analytical tools that will transform the research capabilities for evidence-based policy making.

Outcomes are expected on a number of different areas, including sustainable built environments and transport in urban and regional communities, social care and health in the community, work and wellbeing, digital inclusion and digital health. Continue reading “APO receives $1m LIEF grant for Linked Semantic Platforms project”