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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.

Keynote speech by Professor Julian Thomas presented at the conference Where is the evidence: policy, research and the rise of grey literature, held in Canberra, 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.

This article by Amanda Lawrence was recently published in the Australian Library and Information Management Association's Incite Magazine, Vol 34 Issue1/2 (Jan/Feb 2013)

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

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