87 Works

Measuring Reuse of Institutionally-Hosted Grey Literature

Ayla Kenfield Stein, Elizabeth Kelly, Caroline Muglia, Genya O’Gara, Santi Thompson & Liz Woolcott
Grey literature is often hosted in digital libraries such as institutional repositories (IR) and managed by digital librarians who are tasked with proving the value of these collections. Newly developed multimedia COUNTER standards for IRs help guide collection and analysis of standardized use data but lack qualitative or storytelling measures that can add much needed nuance to assessment. Content reuse, or how often and in what ways digital library materials are utilized and re-purposed, can...

When is ‘grey’ too ‘grey’? A case of grey data

Dobrica Savic
Conformity to facts, accuracy, habitual truthfulness, authenticity, information source reliability, and security have become important concerns. Trustworthiness of news and information, and of grey and other literature types has become of interest to the public, as well as to many information science and technology researchers. Starting with a definition of grey literature, and continuing with white, dark and grey data, this paper concentrates mainly on grey data as an emerging grey literature data type and...

Open Data engages Citation and Reuse: A Follow-up Study on Enhanced Publication

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen & Joachim Schöpfel
In 2011, GreyNet embarked on an Enhanced Publications Project (EPP) in order to link its collection of full text conference papers with accompanying research data. The initial phase in the study dealt with the design and implementation of an online questionnaire among authors, who were published in the International Conference Series on Grey Literature. From 2012 onwards, subsequent phases in the project dealt with the acquisition, submission, indexing, and archiving of GreyNet’s collection of published...

Non-literary text and Non-textual literature

Peter Doorn & Theo Mulder

Marine Planning and Service Platform (MAPS) An Advanced Research Engine for Grey Literature in Marine Science

Sara Goggi, Monica Monachini, Francesca Frontini, Roberto Bartolini, Gabriella Pardelli, Maurizio De Mattei & Giuseppe Manzella
The MAPS (Marine Planning and Service Platform) project is a development of the Marine project (Ricerca Industriale e Sviluppo Sperimentale Regione Liguria 2007-2013) aiming at building a computer platform for supporting a Marine Information and Knowledge System, as part of the data management activities. One of the main objective of the project is to develop a repository that should gather, classify and structure marine scientific literature and data thus guaranteeing their accessibility to researchers and...

Enhancement of the functions of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency Library’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Archive using a novel data flagging system that improves the utilization of numerical data on the Internet

Kiyoshi Ikeda, Mayuki Gonda, Shun Nagaya, Misa Hayakawa, Yukinobu Mineo, Katsuhiko Kuni & Keizo Itabashi
Related to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency Library has accumulated valuable information on Internet. In the Fifteenth International Conference on Grey Literature, we reported the development of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Archive using the DSpace. We have encountered a new, challenging issue of grey literature. In many cases, Internet information contains valuable numerical data. However, identifying the existence of numerical data on Internet sites is difficult, and the...

Legal Issues Surrounding the Collection, Use and Access to Grey Data in the University Setting: How Data Policies Reflect the Political Will of Organizations

Tomas Lipinski & Katherine Henderson
Grey literature is defined as works that are of sufficient importance to be collected and preserved by the library or its affiliated institutional repository. These works are disseminated through channels other than commercial publishing and are generally protected by intellectual property. Intellectual property schemes offer less protection to grey literature’s frequent companion, grey data, even though the collector/researcher and his/her home institution may nonetheless consider the data valuable and proprietary (Schöpfel andLipinski, 2012). Grey data...

Norris Medical Library - Grey Literature Resource Guide

Karin Saric
This guide contains links to databases, search engines, and websites relevant to some of the more commonly searched types of grey/gray literature in the health sciences: policy positions, reports, briefings, evaluations of programs, white papers, clinical trials, regulatory information for drugs and medical devices, grants, theses & dissertations, conferences, documents from professional organizations, and statistics.

D4Humanities: Deposit of Dissertation Data in Social Sciences & Humanities – A Project in Digital Humanities

Joachim Schöpfel & Hélène Prost
Following our work on research data and electronic theses and dissertations since 2013, we are conducting a new research project between 2017 and 2018 called D4Humanities with three objectives – to develop the research data management and stewardship on our campus, to gain better insight into the nature of research data in social sciences and humanities and to produce empirical evidence on the development of dissertations. In particular, the project contains three components: 1. Qualitative...

Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources: An Assessment of the Pisa Declaration

Dobrica Savić, Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Stefania Biagioni, Carlo Carlesi, Herbert Gruttemeier & Christiane Stock

Dissertations and Data

Joachim Schöpfel, Primož Južnič, Hélène Prost, Cécile Malleret, Ana Češarek & Teja Koler-Povh

Librarians’ Role in GAO Reports

Meg Tulloch
Working at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), librarians know that their research and documentation are part of an important process that can provide background information, help refine a researchable question that the agency is answering for the U.S.Congress, or support a finding in a GAO report. Carefully documented literature searches form the backbone of this process.The librarians with a team of analysts and other specialists, such as methodologists, economists, and scientists, define the criteria...

Grey Literature and Research Assessment exercises: From the current criteria to the Open Science models

Silvia Giannini, Rosaria Deluca, Anna Molino & Stefania Biagioni
International Conference on Grey Literature – Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature, Volume 19, Number 1, Pages 11-25, ISSN 1386-2316

Altmetrics and Grey Literature: Perspectives and Challenges

Joachim Schöpfel & Hélène Prost

Preserving and accessing content stored on USB-flash-drives: A TIB workflow

Oleg Nekhayenko
Grey Literature has become a corner stone of the supply of scientific and academic literature. TIB is the German National Library of Science and Technology with a strong focus on Grey Literature. The acquisition of this kind of literature is not a simple process due to the unconventional distribution channels and the cost. For this purpose TIB has its own grey literature acquisition team. In order to keep the data readable and accessible in the...

Data Papers are Witness to Trusted Resources in Grey Literature: A Project Use Case

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen & Plato L. Smith
In 2011, GreyNet embarked on an Enhanced Publications Project with DANS, Data Archiving and Networked Services in an effort to circumvent the data versus document camps entrenched in grey literature communities. The results of that two year project served to incorporate in GreyNet’s workflow the acquisition, indexing, and linking of research data with their full-text and accompanying metadata. Recently, GreyNet discussed with a data management librarian from UFL, University of Florida a proposed follow-up project...

Apps & Codes: Making profiles for fluid publishing contents

Flavia Cancedda & Luisa De Biagi
Apps are one of the most used digital publishing tools and convey intellectual contents for innumerable functionalities. App programs present technical characteristics different from each other, depending on the intellectual content for which they are profiled and made available. In publishing field, apps that convey traditional editorial products disclose the maximum of their innovative potential in representing the interface of continuously updating products (such as newsletters, magazines, newspapers, guides and tourist maps, blogs, open/e-gov/research data...

Public Access to the Dissertations in Russia

Yuliya B. Balashova
To date, a highly constructive situation has developed in the Russian public space in terms of access to dissertations. Mostly thanks to the efforts of official authorities, the procedure for defending dissertations becomes so public for the first time after a long period. At the same time, increasing publicity contributed to the consolidation of civil society and representatives of the scientific community efforts. Accordingly, open access resources containing information about the dissertation thesis, and its...

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