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Selected Works

2009

Michael Organ

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One-Stop Repository Shop For University Of Wollongong, Michael K. Organ Oct 2009

One-Stop Repository Shop For University Of Wollongong, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

The library's extensive collaboration with the UOW Research and Innovation Division is making possible a 'one-stop shop' for the collection of publications used for both the university's HERDC (research data collection for DEEWR) and ERA (Excellence in Research Australia) processes, as well as for deposit within Research Online, the UOW institutional repository.


Arthur Cousins 1866-1960, Michael K. Organ Aug 2009

Arthur Cousins 1866-1960, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

He was that "rara avis" in Australian historiography, the devoted local historian who has a realisation of the broader implications of regional development. So wrote Sydney University Archivist D.S. Macmillan in an obituary notice published in the October 1960 number of the Union Recorder, commemorating the death of Arthur Cousins on Wednesday, 17 August, at his Cremone residence, aged 94 years. Though having known him for only a brief period at the end of a long life, Macmillan had developed a degree of admiration and respect for this elderly gentleman, who, along with G.E. Hall and others, had ...


Early Land Settlement In Illawarra 1804-1861, Benjamin Lindsay, Michael K. Organ, A. P. Doyle Aug 2009

Early Land Settlement In Illawarra 1804-1861, Benjamin Lindsay, Michael K. Organ, A. P. Doyle

Michael Organ

The writer of this story was born in Illawarra over 76 years ago [c1857], and during his childhood and youth he shared in the experiences and struggles of the pioneer settlers in that rich and beautiful portion of the State. In this story he has attempted to give a detailed account of the manner in which the Crown Lands of Illawarra were disposed of, for the information of all who are interested in matters pertaining to Illawarra, and, more particularly, the large body of farmers now occupying those lands, many of whom are descendants of the pioneers who came from ...


Research Online: Digital Commons As A Publishing Platform At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Rebecca Daly, Michael K. Organ Jun 2009

Research Online: Digital Commons As A Publishing Platform At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Rebecca Daly, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

Since 2006, Research Online, the University of Wollongong's open access institutional repository has utilised Bepress' Digital Commons software to make available published research outputs and digital theses. This article discusses the outcomes of recent academic demand for its use as a publishing tool of university journals and conference proceedings. The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice is provided as an example. Digital Commons includes the editorial management software, EdiKit, which assists in managing submissions, editorial functions, and peer review. Also considered are changes to scholarly communication patterns arising out of the new open access, electronic only, publication regimes.


W.B. Clarke As Scientific Journalist, Michael K. Organ Jun 2009

W.B. Clarke As Scientific Journalist, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

This paper comments on W.B. Clarke's role as a scientific journalist in Sydney, 1839-1878. It also argues that Clarke has been misrepresented over time because large sections of his published work - specifically anonymous and signed newspaper articles - have not been considered in analyses of his life and assessments of his place in the history of Australian science.


Research Assistants In The Clever Country, Michael K. Organ, S. Svensen Apr 2009

Research Assistants In The Clever Country, Michael K. Organ, S. Svensen

Michael Organ

In this paper, we outline some of the problems facing research workers in Australian universities, with an emphasis on research assistants, the lowest classification of paid research worker. It is concluded that, while conditions have improved slightly since 1978, research assistants are still among the most marginalised public sector employees, and subjected to employment conditions which should be considered unacceptable in a society which values the benefits accruing from research activities.


A Conspiracy Of Silence - The Nsw National Parks And Wildlife Service And Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Sites, Michael K. Organ Apr 2009

A Conspiracy Of Silence - The Nsw National Parks And Wildlife Service And Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Sites, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NP&WS), under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW) ('the Act'), is responsible for the 'care, control. and management' of Aboriginal cultural hentage sites (middens, burial sites, rock art sites, etc.) throughout NSW.2 Section 90 of the Act states that it is an offence to destroy, deface or disturb an Aboriginal site, and that consent to do so must be sought from the Director of the Service. It is questionable not only whether it is appropriate that the Service should wield such power, but also if it is ...


Research Assistants In The Clever Country, Michael K. Organ, S. Svensen Apr 2009

Research Assistants In The Clever Country, Michael K. Organ, S. Svensen

Michael Organ

This paper examines the employment conditions of research assistants in universities in the context of the stated intention of the Australian government to transfonn Australia into the 'clever country'. Research assistants have played an important role in Australia's research efforts. The growing teaching and administrative workloads of academic staff. and the increasing sophistication and complexity of research methodologies. have increased the demands on research assistants and the importance of their contribution. Despite this. there has been little improvement in the employment conditions of research assistants. These conditions include the absence of any job security; lack of career structure and ...


History And Heritage: Change And Adaptation, Michael K. Organ Feb 2009

History And Heritage: Change And Adaptation, Michael K. Organ

Michael Organ

Nestled at the base of the Illawarra Escarpment, in the shadow of Mount Keira and Bert Flugelman's winged monument to flight, the University of Wollongong central campus is constantly reminded of the power of nature and the unique sense of place which exists in this most picturesque part of Australia. Located at a geographical point of convergence between the mountains and the sea, nature is everywhere and obvious, despite the ever encroaching evidence of man and machine. As a seat of learning and focus for research and the implementation of new technologies in the 21st century, the University of ...