Information and research for policy and practice: survey of collection and information services dataset

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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 resources that you collect and catalogue, particularly material such as reports, reviews, discussion papers, working papers, briefings, conference papers, speeches etc. produced by organisations (not commercial publishers) including government departments and agencies, academic centres, NGOs, think tanks and research/consulting companies etc. (also known as 'grey literature').

This survey of collection and information services was designed to be answered at an organisational level or a unit within a larger organisation such as a centre or a department. The survey had 125 full responses with 114 from Australia (91%).

The survey was conducted as part of the Grey Literature Strategies project, an ARC Linkage project (LP120100309) conducted in partnership with the National Library of Australia, the National and State Libraries Australasia, the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Eidos Institute.

The data from this survey, and other surveys from this project, is discussed in various publications which are linked below.

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