We recently received a lovely email from Jess Tyndall, Medical Librarian at Flinder's University with a report on the adoption of her appraisal checklist for evaluating grey literature - AACODS - by major health organisations in the UK. Congratulations to Jess on her influential work and the joy of serendipity, conversation and connections.

We are pleased to report that the ALIA National Conference organising committee has accepted a submission to present on "The role and value of digital grey literature for collecting organisation" at the 2014 conference to be held in Melbourne 15 - 19 September.

The Australian Research Council draft guidelines for the 2015 round of the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) include new options for submitting 'Research Reports for an External Body'. This is an encouraging step towards recognizing and rewarding the production of alternative forms of publication such as reports for government, NGOs and business. Forms that often have the greatest impact for policy and practice.

The Sixteenth International Conference on Grey Literature will be held at the The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA Federal Library Information Network, December 8-9, 2014

The conference theme is 'Grey Literature Lobby - Engines and Requesters for Change'

Due Date for Submission: April 11 2014.

Venue: Conference room, National Library of Australia, Canberra
When: 1.30 – 3.30 pm Wednesday 19 March 2014
Followed by afternoon tea and networking from 3.30 – 4.30 pm - See more at: http://greylitstrategies.info/events/understanding-evidence-base-grey-li...

Free public seminar
1.30 – 3.30 pm Wednesday 19 March 2014
Followed by afternoon tea and networking from 3.30 – 4.30 pm
Venue: Conference room, National Library of Australia, Canberra

Research for policy and practice is often produced and used in the form of reports and papers that are created by organisations such as government departments and agencies, think tanks, NGOs and academic centres. Yet the role and value of this material is little understood and often overlooked. This public seminar will present findings from two innovative projects aiming to enhance the value of grey literature for policy and practice. The Grey Literature Strategies ARC Linkage project and the NLA's new Australian Government Web Archive.

Prof Keith Jeffery presents on the value of grey literature to research business and society at the Where is the evidence conference 2013 held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia on 11 November 2013.

Keith Jeffery is past director IT at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and is President of ERCIM and past president of euroCRIS.

 

Presentation by Jess Tyndall on grey literature and health research at the Where is the evidence conference 2013 held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 11 November 2013.

Jess Tyndall is Head, Gus Fraenkel Medical Library, Flinders University

 

Dr Adrian Cherney from the University of Queensland presented some recent findings from an ARC Linkage project investigating the utilisation of social science research in policy development at the Where is the evidence conference 2013 in Melbourne, 11 November 2013.

More information on this project which has many aspects to it is available at the project website: The Utilisation of Social Science Research in Policy Development and Program Review 


Does your organisation PRODUCE or COLLECT policy reports and papers? We need to hear from you today!

The Grey Literature Strategies Research Project's surveys of producers and collectors is closing this Friday 8 November. This is a unique chance to contribute to our understanding of how research and information for public policy is produced and collected.

Click here to do the survey of producing organisations

Click here to do the survey of collections and information services

Where is the evidence conference 2013: Recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice: One day conference this Monday 11 November at the State Library of Victoria.

Hear from international experts, ARC representatives, scholars in media, economics, sociology, health, criminology and information management. Preview the first results from national surveys of producers, users and collectors. Network with colleagues across government, academia and NGO sectors and discuss the issues and strategies.

Register today

Final program available to download here

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