Digitisation of ANU’s Urban Research Program Working Paper Series

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By Penelope Aitken, APO Editor

APO in conjunction with ANU Open Research is pleased to announce the digitisation of the complete collection of the ANU’s Urban Research Unit / Program Working Paper Series (1987-1999).

This important series covered national, state and local issues surrounding housing, the environmental quality of urban areas, social indicators, land policy, transport, infrastructure investment and planning and employment towards the end of the 20th century in Australia.

The digitisation of these 66 papers was undertaken by ANU Open Research at the ANU Library and by APO as part of the Linked Data II project, funded by the Australian Research Council.

They also add to APO’s Urban Policy & Practice Collection supported by Swinburne University and RMIT University and APO’s Policy History Collection of pre-internet resources. The series is available at ANU Open Research and here on APO.

APO launches Private Rental Housing collection

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APO has recently launched its new Private Rental Housing collection. Supported by Swinburne University’s Centre for Urban Transitions, this collection contains government, academic and other sector reports as well as media discussion about the financing, development and supply of rental housing, tenant access and rental property management in Australia.

The collection can be viewed at apo.org.au/collections/private-rental-housing.

Conferences and events coming up in 2018

APO staff have confirmed a few conference presentations and attendances so far for 2018 so we hope to see you there. Please come and say hello.

 

APO Presentation at VALA2018

VALA 2018 in Melbourne from 13 – 15 February 2018, will be the year’s must-attend event for those working and aspiring to work in the fast-changing information and technology environment of the GLAM sector. Amanda Lawrence will be presenting on APO and our developments as a linked data platform.  Continue reading “Conferences and events coming up in 2018”

APO Annual Forum: Program slides and videos

APO’s inaugural Annual Forum brought together policy makers, researchers, and industry experts from all over Australia to discuss the many issues facing evidence, expertise and information access in public policy and practice.

Entitled ‘Evidence, impact and access to knowledge for policy and practice’, the forum was held on the 28th of November in Melbourne. It covered a wide range of topics, including: evidence, impact and the policy process; data, tools and platforms for access and analysis of policy issues; the challenges of information access and use; and improving the system for better public policy and access to knowledge. Continue reading “APO Annual Forum: Program slides and videos”