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Amanda Lawrence

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0000-0003-2194-8178
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Swinburne University of Technology
Centre for Urban Transitions (CUT)
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RMIT University

Amanda Lawrence is a researcher and librarian specialising in knowledge infrastructures for public policy research and practice. Amanda is Director of the Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO.org.au), an open access knowledge commons for policy and practice research and resources. Her research interests include access to information, evidence and public policy, digital commons, grey literature, electronic publishing, information management, knowledge infrastructure and related issues. Amanda recently worked as Research manager for the Grey literature strategies ARC Linkage project (greylitstrategies.info) and is completing a PhD at RMIT University. She is on the Advisory Group of the Global Internet Policy Observatory (gipo.org). Amanda’s publications and presentations are available below. 


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Article

02 Jun 2016

In November 2015, soon after he became Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull committed the Australian government to participating in the Open Government Partnership, something that had been promised by the Rudd/Gillard Labor Government but not acted upon by the Abbott Coalition Government. 

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Conference paper

09 Apr 2016

This paper discusses public policy and grey literature use and management and the work of Australian Policy Online in developing its open access document and data digital library.

Public policy and practice relies on a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications...

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Chapter

27 Nov 2015

Research in digital form is now so abundant, in so many forms, on such a comprehensive array of topics, that it is somewhat surprising to find that while the Internet has done so much to make knowledge accessible, we still face numerous problems if we want to find, evaluate, access, understand...

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Dataset

30 Oct 2015

This survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research produced by organsations on public interest issues is discovered, selected, catalogued and collected by libraries and other collecting organisations and services.

The survey asks about the kinds of...

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Journal article

Preprint

29 Oct 2015

Digital collecting of public policy resources such as reports, discussion papers, evaluations and datasets (also known as grey literature) is still very low in Australia and as a result users find it difficult and time consuming to access the research resources they need.

The Internet has...

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Discussion paper

18 Nov 2014

This paper discusses the ways in which the internet has profoundly changed how we produce, use and collect research and information for public policy and practice, particularly focusing on the benefits and challenges presented by grey literature. The authors argue that grey literature (i.e....

Guide

18 Nov 2014

Make sure your web content is published professionally and can be:

  • Discovered – by search engines and potential readers
  • Curated – by information services, clearing houses and libraries 
  • Easily evaluated – by anyone who wants to use it
  • Cited and measured –
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Guide

18 Nov 2014

Make sure your publications look professional and can be

 Discovered – by search engines and by readers
 Curated – by information services, clearing houses and libraries 
 Evaluated – by anyone who wants to use...

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Guide

18 Nov 2014

It is often assumed that grey literature is not peer reviewed or lacks standards of quality and rigour. While this is often incorrect, there is currently no standard way of indicating the kind of review process that has occurred. There are also alternative methods to peer review that are often...

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Journal article

09 Aug 2013

The prevalence of informal publishing or grey literature in education appears to have increased as digital technologies have become main-stream, educators have become more proficient and policies have moved increasingly towards supporting its use. In addition, the take up of social networking...

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