APO and UniSA’s new Cultural Policy & Creative Industries Collection

Creative industries add both economic and cultural value to society by generating knowledge, information and artefacts through creative practice and production. With this in mind, APO and University of South Australia (UniSA) have joined forces to launch the new Cultural Policy & Creative Industries Collection.

Resources in the collection focus on work by and about the cultural sector, including galleries, libraries, archives, museums, publishers, film and performing arts organisations, as well as arts funding and advisory bodies.

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Image: Loïc Fürhoff (Unsplash)

Additionally, the collection considers the broader creative economy, including advertising, arts, television, music, crafts, fashion, research and development, radio, journalism, games, software, and artistic expression more generally.

The collection has been commissioned and supported by the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at the UniSA and is overseen by Professor Susan Luckman, who writes:

‘I would like this resource to be the “go to” reference for key Australian documents on the issue, and on social inclusion and diversity in the Australian cultural and creative industries generally. Reports such as Screen Australia’s Seeing Ourselves: Reflections on Diversity in Australian TV Drama, and Laboratory Adelaide’s and David Throsby’s work on incomes and the working conditions for arts workers will be key here.’

If you have produced research in this area, or know of work we should be considering, please contact Penelope Aitken at APO at paitken@apo.org.au

Digitisation of ANU’s Urban Research Program Working Paper Series

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Image: Urban Research Program cover artwork


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).

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.

Elke Dawson, Manager, Open Research at ANU, stressed the breadth and significance of the series coverage.

‘This important series covers 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 papers will add to APO’s Urban Policy & Practice Collection supported by Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT University, as well as APO’s Policy History Collection of pre-internet resources.

The series is now available at ANU Open Research and here on APO.

APO Weekly Briefings are back

Aware of ever-growing amounts of public policy research, APO moved to a daily alert service a few months ago. However, some of you have told us you’d prefer to see just the biggest reports of the week.  Therefore we have reinstated Weekly Briefings on Wednesday in addition to our Daily Briefings from Monday to Friday.

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In coming weeks we will bring back our subject focussed emails too.  APO now offers more choice for more people. Please tell your friends and colleagues if you think they would benefit from any of our free APO offerings.