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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

The ALRC have announced that their next discussion paper will be published on Tuesday 4 June followed by another round of submissions. This follows the first Issues paper put out last year.

Grey literature is the subject of an ABC Radio National Big Ideas program - Grey literature: digital scholarship or digital dust - broadcast Tuesday 26 February at 8pm and also available as a podcast. The program will feature Prof Julian Thomas, Director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and chief investigator on the Grey Literature Strategies project along with highlights from the final panel discussion moderated by Crikey's Bernhard Keane

GL15 Announcement and 1st Call for Papers for the conference to be held in Bratislava, Slovakia 2 - 3 December 2013

The GLS project will be presenting a paper and a workshop on grey literature covering current issues and strategies for the future at the Information Online conference in Brisbane, 12 - 15 February 2013

The fourteenth International Conference on Grey Literature, titled 'Tracking Innovation through Grey Literature' was held recently in Rome on 29-30 November 2012.

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