Grey literature

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Conference paper

Supporting evidence-informed urban policy and practice: a role for digital collections

Informed decision-making and democratic debate relies on access to urban policy resources. Such access is critical to understanding policy context, analysing path dependencies and critiquing accepted knowledge of what is possible for Australian cities. It can support systematic historical analysis—which can be an important tool...
Journal article

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...
Presentation

Changing the system: advocacy and alliances for access to knowledge

What aspects of the current system hamper the effective flow of knowledge and good governance, how can they be reformed and what advocacy is required?
Dataset

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.
Conference paper

Grey literature publishing in public policy: production and management, costs and benefits

This paper looks at the production of grey literature for public policy and practice where the changes enabled by computers and the internet are causing a hidden revolution in the dissemination of knowledge and evidence.
Conference paper

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Electronic Publishing

Intended to generate discussion and debate on the potential and limitations of openness, this publication addresses the current challenges and opportunities in the ecosystem of Open Science, and explores how to move forward in developing an inclusive system that will work for a much broader...
Report

Intellectual property arrangements

Australia’s intellectual property (IP) arrangements fall short in many ways and improvement is needed across the spectrum of IP rights. IP arrangements need to ensure that creators and inventors are rewarded for their efforts, but in doing so they must: − foster creative endeavour and...
Commentary

How Australia produces $30 billion worth of ‘grey literature’ that we can’t read

Australia spends more than $30 billion a year on projects which produce 'grey literature' - documents which are produced by government departments, academic institutions, private companies and more. But despite all this effort, Australia lacks a standardised mechanism to curate and freely distribute grey literature...
Conference paper

Data neophytes: first steps into the research data abyss

This paper from the VALA conference explores the roles, functions, and possible definitions of data librarians based on two Australian National Data Service (ANDS) case study projects - Australian Policy Online at Swinburne University of Technology and data projects at Monash University. The experiences, challenges...
Conference paper

Digital curation of public policy resources: discovery, access and management for policy and practice

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, and those...