Research produced by organisations in government, academia, NGOs and industry (grey literature) plays a key role in public policy. However, finding and accessing policy information is a time-consuming task made harder by poor production and management of resources and a lack of large-scale collection services able to host and make available relevant, high-quality resources quickly and efficiently.
Decision and policy makers need to be informed on the value and wealth of grey literature, thus legitimizing further investments in this field of information. Lobbying grey literature has its very roots in this international conference series, which has grown and rallies over the past two decades by promoting research and publishing their results. The grey literature lobby seeks to guarantee that the interests of a diverse and widespread community of information professionals and practitioners are served.
25 November 2014 to 26 November 2014, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. It’s a stellar line-up with talks covering a wide range of issues – art, transmedia, building communities, open content and open platforms, digital humanities, collection practice - and of course public policy and grey literature!
Penang Conference room, Level 3, Swinburne University of Technology Library, John St Hawthorn. An Open Access week seminar presented in partnership between Swinburne University Library and Policy Online
The production of digital grey literature is transforming how the community is able to access research and information, particularly for public policy and public interest issues, and is a key part of the changing information ecosystem. Researchers from Swinburne University will discuss the role and value of grey literature as an open access resource and present some findings from the Grey literature strategies ARC Linkage project.
The Pisa Delcaration on Grey Literature was developed at a forum held in Pisa, Italy in May 2014 and has now been made public with a call for signatories to show their support. Read the full text here or click here to sign the declaration.