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The second national Where is the evidence conference on the role of grey literature in policy and practice will be held at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne on Monday 11 November 2013. This year the conference will explore issues around the value of grey literature - for research, policy, health, industry and many other sectors. And how we can calculate and measure that value.

 

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.

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