The Australian National Data Service has announced that it will extend their Datacite DOI minting service to grey literature. This blog post was published on Australian Policy Online and is republished here.
This journal article looks at digital collecting of public policy resources such as reports, discussion papers, evaluations and datasets (also known as grey literature) which is still very low in Australia and as a result users find it difficult and time consuming to access the research resources they need.
In November last year the Grey Literature Strategies project published a short discussion paper called Where is the evidence? Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice that provides a snapshot of our research to date and has a number of suggestions and recommendations. The feedback so far has been very positive and many people are using the paper to consider their approach to grey literature. We are still keen to hear people's views - either positive, negative or anywhere in between - and would appreciate any written comments that are made via the communication mechanism of your choice.
You can comment via the form below (no registration required), or on the Policy Online page or tweet us @greylitstrategy or @amandaslawrence or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or phone and have chat 03 9214 8792 or organise a meeting or write your ideas down at drop them at the suggestion box at 400 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, Australia...
While we will be working on these issues for a while yet but feedback by 20 March will be the most helpful.
Presentation slides (pdf) are now available for Amanda Lawrence's keynote presentation at the 16th International Grey Literature conference held at the Library of Congress, 8-9 December 2014. Thank you to Dominic and the GreyNet conference group for the invitation to present. Its been great to visit Washington and be part of the event.