Video presentation from the National Digital Forum November 2014

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Digital grey literature: the challenge and opportunity for information services

Amanda Lawrence (Swinburne University of Technology); Tuesday 25 November, Rangimarie 2, 1.30pm

Digital technologies have radically increased our capacity to produce and disseminate research and information. Many organisations including government departments and agencies, academic centres, NGOs, lobby groups and companies are now engaged in the production and collection of digital content – also known as grey literature. Grey literature plays a vital role in the policy and research environment but its collection and preservation is inadequate, resulting in costly research being lost to the community. Amanda’s presentation explores the role and value of grey literature in public policy, and will consider some of the policy and infrastructure options for improving the way digital grey literature is collected and made accessible.

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