Where is the evidence conference 2013: Recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice

Posted by Amanda Lawrence on 14 October 2013

The second national conference on grey literature will be held at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne on Monday 11 November 2013.

Following the successful conference held at the National Library in Canberra in 2012, this year's 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.

Recent advances in information and communication technologies are disrupting traditional publishing models, radically changing our capacity to reproduce, distribute, control and publish information. This is particularly so in the case of policy research which is often produced outside formal commercial publishing channels as 'grey literature'. Grey literature provides both opportunities and challenges but there is no doubt that it continues to grow in volume, importance and complexity. Where is the evidence 2013 will explore these opportunities for increased access to knowledge and research communication as well as the challenges presented in producing, disseminating, evaluating, collecting and accessing policy grey literature.

Speakers include international keynote speaker, Keith Jeffery from the UK, John Houghton, Julian Thomas, Denise Meredyth, Adrian Cherney, Jess Tyndall, Amanda Lawrence and more. The afternoon will include break out sessions to discuss key issues facing those working with grey literature and to consider ways to solve them. Key topics include findings from the survey of users, producers and collectors conducted this year; measuring research impact; research utilisation in public policy; the role of grey literature as a lobbying tool; grey literature's role in social science, health and crime prevention.

Register today at http://policyplatforms.org/events/ncs-grey-literature-2013/