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Amanda Lawrence

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Swinburne University of Technology
Centre for Urban Transitions (CUT)
APO
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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02 Oct 2012

New strategies are needed to avoid losing valuable online content, writes Amanda Lawrence for Australian Policy Online.

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Link rot, disappearing documents, vanishing websites and changing content are endemic to the internet...

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Journal article

10 Jul 2012

Research reports, or grey literature as they are also known, are an essential part of many disciplines including public policy. While access to these reports has become easier in many respects, online publishing presents many challenges as well, particularly for collecting organisations.

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Journal article

02 Oct 2010

 

This paper looks at the role of Australian Policy Online (APO) as a collection of ‘grey’ public policy research and considers how this fits within the broader context of open access publishing and policy development. The amount of grey literature now being produced presents challenges...

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