Thanks to the many people who entered the competition to win one of two free passes to Where is the evidence 2013: Recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice. It was great to have so many enthusiastic entries.

We have two lucky winners, both from the health area. Congratulations to Elida Meadows, Policy & Research Officer at the Mental Health Council of Tasmania and to Melissa Raven, Research Fellow at the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHC RIS) in Adelaide.

A fantastic resource - check out their guide to grey literature.

Mellissa said she is keen to attend because she is "interested in the use of grey literature in policy advocacy and policy making, with a particular focus on critical appraisal of the rigor of grey literature, an issue that is often overlooked in discussions about evidence-based practice and policy."

Unfortunately Frances Brown from the federal Attorney-General's Department was not able to take up her free pass: "I am disappointed that I will miss the conference this year – I have been both a producer and user of grey literature over many years and I think it is a huge asset to policymakers, commentators and academics."

We can only agree.

So don't you miss out, REGISTER TODAY at http://policyplatforms.org/events/ncs-grey-literature-2013

The program for the Grey Literature Strategies conference Where is the evidence 2013 is now available.

View the program here

Where-is-the-evidence-2013-Program.pdf

Where is the evidence 2013: recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice is the second conference organised by the Grey Literature Strategies project being held on Monday 11 November at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne.

We have TWO FREE TICKETS to give away worth $250 which covers lunch and the full day conference.

Email admin@apo.org.au with 'Grey literature 2013 Competition' as the subject by midnight Friday 18 October to go in the draw.

Winners will be drawn and notified by email on Monday 21 October and we would like winners to confirm then can attend by the end of the day.

More information on the conference is available here

The second national Where is the evidence conference on the role of grey literature in policy and practice will be held at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne on Monday 11 November 2013. This year the conference will explore issues around the value of grey literature - for research, policy, health, industry and many other sectors. And how we can calculate and measure that value.

 

Does your organisation PRODUCE or COLLECT policy reports and papers?

We need to hear from you!

While knowledge of how people use evidence for policy making has grown in the last few years, little is known about its production and to what extent it is collected and managed.

In a follow up to our survey of users, the Grey Literature Strategies Research Project is now running a survey of organisations that produce research and information for policy and practice – academic centres, government departments and agencies, NGOs, consultants etc. And a survey of collection and information services – government and special libraries, clearing houses, repositories, research libraries etc.

We only need one survey completed per organisation, department or service and the findings will help immensely as we try to find ways to improve the value and access of grey literature for public policy. And you can go in the running to win a $50 gift voucher!
Click here to do the survey of producing organisations
Click here to do the survey of collections and information services

Amanda Lawrence was interviewed last week on ABC Capricornia - Queensland local radio - by Jodie van de Wetering.

Earlybird registration is now open for the 2nd Australian Grey Literature Conference : Recognising the Value of Grey Literature.Conference block ad

The conference will be held in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria on Monday 11th November 2013 from 8.30am - 5.00pm.

Speakers include international keynote speaker, Keith Jeffery from the UK, Australian grey literature researchers, information professionals and government policy makers.  The afternoon session will include Conversation Cafe style workshops focussing on grey literature topic areas such as Health and Government Policy.

Earlybird registration price of $180.00 available until 27 September.  Students/Retired $150.00  Register today at http://policyplatforms.org/events/ncs-grey-literature-2013/

The goal of this project is to develop an open source repository of good practices in the field of grey literature.

Do you use government reports, academic working papers, discussion papers, etc for your work? If so we'd love to hear from you so we can find ways to improve their access and use - and save you time and effort. 

Click here to fill out the survey now - It will take about 15 mins

You also have the chance to win one of 4 x $50 gift vouchers!!

Survey closes 16 August 2013

Audio recordings of all the presentations from the 2012 Where is the evidence conference on grey literature and public policy are now available to listen or download. The conference was held in Canberra on 10 October 2012.

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