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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/1998   
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Classification Structure - Subdivision 700000 - Information and Communication Services

(See Division 2, Introduction for more information)

GroupClass
      Title

700100
      Computer Software and Services
700101
      Application packages
700102
      Application tools and system utilities
700103
      Information processing services
700199
      Computer software and services not elsewhere classified
700200
      Other Information Services
700201
      Library and related information services
700299
      Information services not elsewhere classified
700300
      Communication Services
700301
      Broadcasting
700302
      Telecommunications
700303
      Postal communications
700399
      Communication services not elsewhere classified
700400
      Prevention and Treatment of Pollution
700401
      Prevention and treatment of pollution

Definitions

Subdivision 700000 - Information and Communication Services covers R&D directed towards the support and provision of information and communication services (incl. telecommunication services), computer programming or software services, library and library database services, presentations of educational displays for museums, art galleries or other such institutions.

This subdivision includes R&D directed towards printing and publishing newspapers and the provision, processing, presentation or dissemination of information not classified elsewhere.

It includes R&D directed towards the prevention and treatment of pollution by information and communication services. This subdivision has four groups:

    700100 - Computer Software and Services
    700200 - Other Information Services
    700300 - Communication Services
    700400 - Prevention and Treatment of Pollution

    Exclusions:


      R&D directed towards the:

      (a) development or manufacture of computer hardware or electronic equipment (incl. assembly of components) is included in Subdivision 670000 Manufacturing, Group 671200 Computer Hardware and Electronic Equipment; and

      (b) development or manufacture of communication equipment (incl. assembly of components) is included in Subdivision 670000 Manufacturing, Group 671300 Communication Equipment.

      Group 700100 - Computer Software and Services

      This group covers R&D directed towards the provision of computer programming or software services which has general purpose application.

      This group includes R&D directed towards programming or development of computer software, including application packages, application tools, systems utilities or information processing services. This group has four classes:


        700101 - Application packages
        700102 - Application tools and system utilities
        700103 - Information processing services
        700199 - Computer software and services not elsewhere classified

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards computer programming or software services which is specific to other socio-economic objectives is included in other appropriate groups, e.g. television programming is included in Group 700300 Communication Services.
      Group 700200 - Other Information Services

      This group covers R&D directed towards the provision of other information services not elsewhere classified.
      It includes R&D directed towards libraries, library data bases and information processing and the presentation of information (incl. displays) in libraries, museums and art galleries, educational centres and similar facilities and other information services not elsewhere classified. This group has two classes:


        700201 - Library and related information services
        700299 - Information services not elsewhere classified

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards news or media related information services is included in Group 700300 Communication Services.
      Group 700300 - Communication Services

      This group covers R&D directed towards telecommunications, postal and courier services, television and radio broadcasting, media services, newspaper publishing and other news dissemination. This group has four classes:


        700301 - Broadcasting
        700302 - Telecommunications
        700303 - Postal communications
        700399 - Communication services not elsewhere classified

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards printing or publishing books and other periodicals (except newspapers) is included in Group 670300 Wood, Wood Products and Paper.
      Group 700400 - Prevention and Treatment of Pollution

      This group covers R&D directed towards the prevention and treatment of pollution by information and communication services.

      This group has the one Class:


        700401 - Prevention and treatment of pollution





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