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.
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 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.
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.