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8 - 9 December 2014
Library of Congress,Washington DC, US

Decision and policy makers need to be informed on the value and wealth of grey literature, thus legitimizing further investments in this field of information. Lobbying grey literature has its very roots in this international conference series, which has grown and rallies over the past two decades by promoting research and publishing their results. The grey literature lobby seeks to guarantee that the interests of a diverse and widespread community of information professionals and practitioners are served.

25 November 2014 to 26 November 2014, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.
It’s a stellar line-up with talks covering a wide range of issues – art, transmedia, building communities, open content and open platforms, digital humanities, collection practice - and of course public policy and grey literature!

12.30 - 2.00pm Thursday 23 October 2014
Penang Conference room, Level 3, Swinburne University of Technology Library, John St Hawthorn.
An Open Access week seminar presented in partnership between Swinburne University Library and Policy Online

The production of digital grey literature is transforming how the community is able to access research and information, particularly for public policy and public interest issues, and is a key part of the changing information ecosystem. Researchers from Swinburne University will discuss the role and value of grey literature as an open access resource and present some findings from the Grey literature strategies ARC Linkage project.

We are pleased to report that the ALIA National Conference organising committee has accepted a submission to present on "The role and value of digital grey literature for collecting organisation" at the 2014 conference to be held in Melbourne 15 - 19 September.

The Sixteenth International Conference on Grey Literature will be held at the The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA Federal Library Information Network, December 8-9, 2014

The conference theme is 'Grey Literature Lobby - Engines and Requesters for Change'

Due Date for Submission: April 11 2014.

Venue: Conference room, National Library of Australia, Canberra
When: 1.30 – 3.30 pm Wednesday 19 March 2014
Followed by afternoon tea and networking from 3.30 – 4.30 pm - See more at:

Free public seminar
1.30 – 3.30 pm Wednesday 19 March 2014
Followed by afternoon tea and networking from 3.30 – 4.30 pm
Venue: Conference room, National Library of Australia, Canberra

Research for policy and practice is often produced and used in the form of reports and papers that are created by organisations such as government departments and agencies, think tanks, NGOs and academic centres. Yet the role and value of this material is little understood and often overlooked. This public seminar will present findings from two innovative projects aiming to enhance the value of grey literature for policy and practice. The Grey Literature Strategies ARC Linkage project and the NLA's new Australian Government Web Archive.

The second national Where is the evidence conference on the role of grey literature in policy and practice will be held at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne on Monday 11 November 2013. This year the conference will explore issues around the value of grey literature - for research, policy, health, industry and many other sectors. And how we can calculate and measure that value.


Seminar with Prof Sharon Pickering
Director, Monash University Border Observatory

Chair: Prof John Houghton, Professorial Fellow, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University

Friday 22 March 1.30 pm – 3.00
Followed by afternoon tea refreshments

Venue: Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria
AGSE Building, Room 207

ALIA and the Information Online Program Committee would like to invite you to ALIA Information Online 2013. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 12 February to Friday 15 February 2013.

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 The International Conference on Grey Literature held in November each year is an important opportunity for all those working with grey literature. This year at GL14 Dr Gerald White, a Research Fellow and member of the Grey Literature Strategies Advisory Group and Principal Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research will be presenting a paper on grey literature and education in Australia. It may the first time an Australian has participated! 

Papers from the conference are made available each year at OpenGrey