Grey literature

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

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

8 Jan 2018

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...


18 Dec 2017

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

27 Jun 2017

In the digital era grey literature has proliferated, and has become a key tool in influencing public debate and in providing an evidence-base for public policy and practice. Despite its ubiquity and influence, grey literature's role is often overlooked as a publishing phenomenon. This paper...

Conference paper

9 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, and...

Conference paper

7 Apr 2016

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 proceedings

18 Dec 2015

The proceedings of the 8th year of the grey literature and repositories conference, held on 21st October 2015, in the National Library of Technology in Prague.


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 resources that...

Journal article


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.


Audio presentation

15 Sep 2015

It’s called grey literature because it’s typically unregulated and beyond the scrutiny and control of the peer reviewed journals or public service processes. But is grey literature credible? Does it genuinely add to our store of knowledge? And how much of this digital scholarship will...

Discussion paper

22 Jul 2015

This paper advocates for a co-ordinated cultural shift in their engagement with access to resources in order to make peer-reviewed articles available to a wider audience.

This Paper addresses two audiences: scientists, especially those who have been traditionally more resistant to the OA approach,...


17 Jul 2015

The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximises research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective....


17 Jul 2015

Open DOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each Open DOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of...


15 Jul 2015

Executive summary

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management. The review was chaired by Professor James Wilsdon, supported by an independent and multidisciplinary group of experts in scientometrics, research...


15 Jun 2015

The scholarly record is increasingly digital and networked, while at the same time expanding in both the volume and diversity of the material it contains. The long-term future of the scholarly record cannot be effectively secured with traditional stewardship models developed for print materials. This...


12 May 2015

High quality grey literature too often gets lost in the large volume of reports that are produced. But there are ways of improving policy impact and bringing important research to the fore.

In the butterfly effect theory, a single insect flapping its wings could...


1 Feb 2015

Public policy observatories are an initiative that some public administrations in the US and Europe have implemented to manage knowledge. The use of observatories enables public administrators to have greater information to design, develop, implement, and evaluate their public policies.

This publication aims to...

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. material...


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 – so you...


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 it Cited and measured - by you so...



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