John W. Houghton
Influence seekers: the production of grey literature for policy and practice
Publishing by organisations has proliferated in the digital era, becoming a key tool in influencing public debate and part of the evidence-base for public policy and practice, yet it is often overlooked as a form of scholarly publishing. This paper looks at the way organisations...
Information and research for policy and practice: survey of producing organisations data
Survey data on 155 organisations producing research and information for policy and practice. The survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research is produced and disseminated as grey literature for impact and influence on public interest issues.
Information and research for policy and practice: survey of collection and information services dataset
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.
Collecting the evidence: improving access to grey literature and data for public policy and practice
This article argues that digital collecting of public policy resources such as reports, discussion papers, evaluations and datasets (also known as grey literature) is low in Australia and, as a result, users find it difficult and time consuming to access the research resources they need.
Where is the evidence? Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice
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. material...