Vanessa E Johnson
Master of Information Management
Curtin University,
Perth Western Australia

The research project investigated the role of information professionals in geoscience data management. Data management professionals in organisations which generate geoscience data across the government, academic and corporate sectors in Western Australia were surveyed. The results indicate that while information professionals were engaged in managing a range of geoscience data and see opportunities to expand their role, the extent of their involvement and the type of data they manage was impacted by their knowledge base, organisational structures, and stakeholder attitudes toward data management.

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