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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.

The Pisa Delcaration on Grey Literature was developed at a forum held in Pisa, Italy in May 2014 and has now been made public with a call for signatories to show their support. Read the full text here or click here to sign the declaration.

Presentation slides from the Grey Literature Strategies seminar held at the National Library of Australia on 19 March 2014 are now available.

We recently received a lovely email from Jess Tyndall, Medical Librarian at Flinder's University with a report on the adoption of her appraisal checklist for evaluating grey literature - AACODS - by major health organisations in the UK. Congratulations to Jess on her influential work and the joy of serendipity, conversation and connections.

The Australian Research Council draft guidelines for the 2015 round of the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) include new options for submitting 'Research Reports for an External Body'. This is an encouraging step towards recognizing and rewarding the production of alternative forms of publication such as reports for government, NGOs and business. Forms that often have the greatest impact for policy and practice.

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.

Prof Keith Jeffery presents on the value of grey literature to research business and society at the Where is the evidence conference 2013 held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia on 11 November 2013.

Keith Jeffery is past director IT at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and is President of ERCIM and past president of euroCRIS.


Presentation by Jess Tyndall on grey literature and health research at the Where is the evidence conference 2013 held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 11 November 2013.

Jess Tyndall is Head, Gus Fraenkel Medical Library, Flinders University


Does your organisation PRODUCE or COLLECT policy reports and papers? We need to hear from you today!

The Grey Literature Strategies Research Project's surveys of producers and collectors is closing this Friday 8 November. This is a unique chance to contribute to our understanding of how research and information for public policy is produced and collected.

Click here to do the survey of producing organisations

Click here to do the survey of collections and information services

Where is the evidence conference 2013: Recognising the value of grey literature for policy and practice: One day conference this Monday 11 November at the State Library of Victoria.

Hear from international experts, ARC representatives, scholars in media, economics, sociology, health, criminology and information management. Preview the first results from national surveys of producers, users and collectors. Network with colleagues across government, academia and NGO sectors and discuss the issues and strategies.

Register today

Final program available to download here