Earlybird registration is now open for the 2nd Australian Grey Literature Conference : Recognising the Value of Grey Literature.
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.
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.
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.
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
No longer are publishers the primary conduit through which content must pass before it is disseminated to the world. This is a radically new paradigm and despite our best efforts, libraries (and many other related institutions) have not been able to keep pace with the impact this shift has had on collection development and long term access.