We are thrilled to announce the APO First Peoples & Public Policy Collection, established in partnership with Australia & new Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). This collection has been created to gather together First People’s digital policy resources all in one place.
The APO First Peoples & Public Policy Collection (FPPP Collection) highlights existing knowledge, databases and information that support policy and practice for First Peoples. It features resources for and by First Peoples and those working in Indigenous public policy and administration.
The collection was formally launched at the ANZSOG Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms conference on 21 February 2019 in Melbourne.
Welcome to Carissa Godwin
With the arrival of this collection, we warmly welcome Carissa Godwin to the APO team. Carissa is the new Specialist Editor of First Peoples & Public Policy. She will be working with ANZSOG and members of the Indigenous community to curate and develop our First Peoples resources.
APO is hosted at Swinburne University of Technology, the first Australian University to have it’s Reconciliation Action Plan recognised at Elevate status.
If you have feedback or queries about the FPPP collection, please get in touch with Carissa Godwin at email@example.com. For more general enquiries about APO Collections, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media release from RMIT University Newsroom – see the original here
5 March 2019
Informit is thrilled to announce the addition of a new Policy database as part of an ongoing partnership with the Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO). Informit customers will now have access to over 35,000 public policy records including research reports, articles, papers, policies and other grey literature. The new database expands Informit’s range of hard-to-find Australasian content, located in one place.
years of service to the information management industry, Informit has firmly
established itself as the go-to place for Australasian research content. It provides access to unique specialist
content through its collection of over 100 databases, across a range of subject
Policy database is an extension of this offering and part of the next phase of
Informit which includes significant platform upgrades and enhancements.
Tully, Informit Director, said,“What
makes this partnership so exciting is that Informit and APO are
working together to deliver
on preserving and providing access to high quality content and towards a common
goal of delivering the most value to Informit customers.”
Zwagerman, APO’s Digital Product Manager commented, “This collaboration enables us to expand
the reach of our policy content through Informit’s well-established
Australasian network and helps Informit customers discover our hard-to-find
Policy content quickly and easily.”
APO provides access to digital policy and
practice resources, making them visible, discoverable and
usable. Established by and
hosted at Swinburne University of Technology since 2002 and supported
by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and the
Australian Research Council, APO
is highly regarded in the policy space and well known for curating top quality
Mahlab from Pro Bono Australia praised APO’s content and its practical
applications in her role, “I use APO to find evidence for issues I’m interested
in. Every week, it becomes more authoritative with the papers pulled together
from thousands of sources.”
The Policy database is now available via Informit and will soon be searchable through all major library discovery services. Customers who are interested in subscribing to the Policy database are encouraged to contact us [Informit] for a trial or quote.
Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO) was recently named as one to watch by Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Aleksandar Subic in a publication featuring 15 impact case studies – from research as diverse as astrophysics to homelessness.
‘I am pleased to let you know that we have published Change Makers – a compilation of 15 diverse stories of research impact from across Swinburne that showcases some of our most inspiring and transformative outcomes,’ announced Professor Subic, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development).
‘These case studies showcase how innovative research and strong partnerships can create positive real-world change in industry and the community.’
Professor Aleksandar Subic
Better information for more people
APO was named as one of three digital providers of ‘better information for more people’. These three enterprises (APO, Inside Story and UniPollWatch) were all ‘born digital’ and collect and organise information to make it more discoverable and usable in new ways.
The case study traces the evolution of APO (originally named ‘Australian Policy Online’) from its launch in 2002 as an open access database for policy research. Awarded the ‘Best Information Website’ at the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards, APO has grown from humble beginnings to having more than 4.2 million users from around the world, with 16.4 million page views.
At the time of writing the case study, APO hosted an impressive 38,928 policy resources in 1,264 subjects, contributed by more than 6,000 institutions and almost 27,000 authors – numbers that continue to grow steadily year on year.
APO’s comprehensive array of policy contributors includes government departments and agencies, academic research centres, think tanks, civil society organisations, consultants, and research companies and academic publishers from all around the world. Many organisations have also joined as partners, APO Collection sponsors and APO Briefing subscribers.
Presented alongside APO in this case study is Inside Story – an online magazine on current affairs and culture from Australia and beyond, authored by academics and journalists. UniPollWatch – established for the 2014 Victorian state election to provide innovative coverage of current events through the eyes of young Australians – is also highlighted in the same category.
Change Makers is a compilation of 15 diverse case studies of research impact from across Swinburne University. This research is in line with Swinburne University’s Research and Innovation Strategy – ‘Transforming Industries, Shaping Lives and Communities’, and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Engagement and Impact Assessment agenda. Enquiries about this publication can be made to Swinburne Research.