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What is the least harmful way to prevent cervical cancer?

Miguel Pizzanelli
In spite of the demonstrated benefits, the question of HPV massive vaccination is still subject to intense discussions and controversies. The protection against cancer is still unproven and need more time to be precise about the quantification of the decrease in cervical cancer. The analysis of HPV vaccine relevance is very complex due to several overlapped levels to be considered. The population trust in vaccines has been affected owing to dubious practices of many pharmaceutical...

The thirteen curses of clinical trials. Translation of Even and Debré text section; \"Guide des 4000 medicaments useful, useless or dangereux\" .

Miguel Pizzanelli
Original translation of the French by Carlos Sobrino Armas from "Les 13 malédictions des essais cliniques", in Even, P., Debré, B. Guide des 4000 medicaments useful, useless or dangereux. Cherche Midi, Paris, 2016. (LXXVII-LXXX). It is a document to work in the formation and promotion of critical thinking with medical students and postgraduate students of family and community medicine. To know more about the authors and this book see: http://estancambiandolostiempos.blogspot.com/2016/11/libro-4000-medicamentos-utiles-inutiles.html

GreyNet International Business Report 2016

This business report is intended to provide a comprehensive, up to date overview of the workings of TextRelease and the International Grey Literature Network Service. TextRelease is an independent program and conference bureau specializing in the field of grey literature and networked information.

Exploring the essence of grey literature: focusing on the definition of grey literature and Pisa declaration on policy development for grey literature resources

Kiyoshi Ikeda
This presentation introduces the definition of grey literature based on discussed by the International Conference on Grey Literature and the Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources.

Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks: Shades of Grey

Joseph Lura
Geologic field trip guidebooks contain valuable information useful for both professional geologists and the general public, yet they exhibit various “shades of grey” when attempting to identify and access copies. They are produced by various groups, including governments, professional societies and associations, commercial publishers, and others. Each group presents different levels of difficulty in identifying and accessing related guidebooks. Research indicates that there are significant indexing gaps for guidebooks from trips held in North America,...

GreyNet International Business Report 2015

This business report is intended to provide a comprehensive, up to date overview of the workings of TextRelease and the International Grey Literature Network Service. TextRelease is an independent program and conference bureau specializing in the field of grey literature and networked information.

Open Access and current legislation – Good practices in Italy

Rosaria Deluca & Silvia Giannini
The present work describes the Italian directions on Open Access

Finding Grey Literature Evidence and Assessing for Outcome and Analysis Reporting Biases When Comparing Medical Interventions: AHRQ and the Effective Health Care Program

Howard Balshem & et al
The information in this report is intended to help health care decisionmakers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others—make well informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services.

iMarine - Quality plan

Leonardo Candela & et al
Describes how the project will collaborate to deliver a data e-Infrastructure meeting the expectations of those who use it.

EFG Data Provider Handbook. Milestone 2.8 “Guidelines for inclusion of new archives issued”

Pasquale Savino & et al
EFG – The European Film Gateway gives access to digital cultural heritage from Europe’s film archives and cinémathèques. The project EFG, funded under the European Union’s eContentplus Programme, developed a portal europeanfilmgateway.eu which is a single access point held in European film institutions. This unique collection includes photos, posters, film set drawings, newsreels, feature and short films as well as various text documents such as film programmes and censorship documents. In order to increase the...

BELIEF-II D3.4.2 DL Release Notes

Franco Zoppi
This document describes the implementation of the BELIEF Digital Library (hereafter DL) in terms of: • DL Functionalities • DL Content After a brief introduction to OpenDLib, the Digital Library Management System on which the DL is implemented, the enhancements introduced by this Release to the User Interface, Services, Data Quality and Performance are presented. Then, the organization of the DL content is introduced in terms of Document Types, Information Sources and Thematic Collections. A...

Assessing the Return on Investments in Grey Literature for Institutional Repositories

Joachim Schöpfel & Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri
A main feature of usage statistics is their benefits for an evaluation of return on investment, especially in the era of big deals between academic libraries, consortia and publishers. Libraries and funding organisations invest heavily and increasingly significant amounts of money in e-journals, e-books, databases and other online resources, and they need to know what they get in return – not (only) in terms of content, but in terms of value for end users. The...

Federal Information System on Grey Literature in Russia: a New Stage of Development in Digital and Network Environment

Aleksandr Starovoitov
Since the late nineties when the Russian grey literature (GL) system in the sphere of scientific and technical information was first presented to the international GL community in Luxembourg we have had several opportunities to describe one or another aspect of the Federal Information System on GL in Russia [1,2,3,4,5]. This time we would like to dwell upon the system as a whole following its development from the past through present times to the prospective...

Green Light for Grey Literature? Orphan Works, Web-Archiving and other Digitization Initiatives – Recent Developments in U.S. Copyright Law and Policy

Tomas Lipinski
This paper reviews recent legislative and case developments in the area of copyright law affecting the collection, preservation including digitization and dissemination of grey literature. Alternative frameworks for crafting a legislative solution to impediments the copyright present to these uses are discussed. This includes review of pending legislation targeting the problem of so-called “orphan works” offering a limitation on the monetary damages or injunctive relief the copyright owner may be granted and another pending proposal...

INTEREST - INTERoperation for Exploitation, Science and Technology

Keith Jeffery & Anne Asserson
This paper addresses the topic of interoperation of Grey resources. The title should be read as INTERoperation for Exploitation, Science and Technology. It builds on work by the authors published in previous GL conferences. The method is architectural analysis and comparison. The costs of the study are negligible, but of course the costs of implementing any solution are considerable. The result/conclusion is that CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) is the essential component to meet...

Grey Literature on Caste-based Minority Community in India

Jyoti Bhabal
According to the ancient Hindu scriptures, there are four "varnas’ (groups). Manusmriti has mentioned four varnas: the Brahmins (teachers, scholars and priests), the Kshatriyas (kings and warriors), the Vaishyas (traders), and Shudras (agriculturists, service providers, and some artisan groups). Offspring of different varnas belong to different JŅtis (Castes). Another group excluded from the main society was called Parjanya or Antyaja. This group of former "untouchables" (now called Dalits) was considered either the lower section of...

Grey Copyrights for Grey Literature: National Assumptions, International Rights

Michael Seadle
Copyright enforcement is a mixture of law and culturally-influenced practice. Although the statute law appears in black and white, the traditions and expectations of those who create and use GL are definitely greyscale. And the latter are a better predictor of both infringement and litigation than the letter of the law itself. Casual US assumptions about using GL stem in part from technicalities in the pre-1978 copyright law, which often threw GL immediately into the...

Grey Literature in Energy: A Shifting Paradigm

Deborah E. Cutler
Grey literature has long been a focus area for both the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and the multinational information exchange agreements in which OSTI participates. The International Energy Agency's Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) and the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Nuclear Information System (INIS), along with their member countries, are OSTI's principal global partners in the exchange of energy-related grey literature. From a user's perspective, grey literature...

Trends in Publishing Academic Grey Literature: Examples from Economics

Fethy Mili
What impact might electronic publishing have on grey literature? This work tries to give some answers based on changes in the publishing of economics research preprints or working-paper series. Institutions and some members of the economics community have created archives to facilitate access to working papers. In this document, we evaluate the prospects for electronic publishing of economics preprints using an inventory of material available from institutions' web sites. Also the paper contains an overview...

Grey Literature : Plausible Applications for Distance Education Practices

Julia Gelfand
With distance education among the most dynamic elements in post-secondary education today and with changes in emerging instruction technologies breaking frontiers, new interpretations of copyright and creative site licensing of information, grey literature has an equally new potential for use in these structures. The "Innovation Diffusion" common in distance education is a parallel structure to developments in electronic publishing and alternative ways to distribute and treat grey literature. Connectivity remains the major challenge as distance...

Grey Literature Based Surveys of Information Industry Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Krystyna Siwek
During transformation and accession period in Central and East European countries, specially after dissemination of Bangemann Report, many various surveys, reports, studies etc. appeared in form of publications, on WWW pages and as internal documents. They are prepared by external bodies as EU, OECD or international financial organizations. Some studies have been conducted by foreign and Polish experts affiliated to universities, research units or consultancy agencies. In Poland the crucial are those prepared by State...

INIST : Tracking Grey Literature in a Changing Environment

Joachim Schopfel
The Institute of Scientific & Technical Information (INIST, www.inist.fr), founded in '88 and part of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, www.cnrs.fr), is a major public database producer (Pascal, Francis) and document supply center. Since 1998, INIST has engaged in a collective reflection on its databases, services and acquisition policy to face up with electronic document and rapidly changing needs. Our approach to "non-conventional literature" (reports, theses, conferences) is moving from traditional "paper...

Two Worlds: About Bars and Stars in Scientific Information Publishing, An Analysis of Open Source Ideology As a Means of Self-controlled Publishing

Cees de Blaaij
Scientific publishing has become very profitable for several publishing companies. Information in our age has become a first rate economic asset. Another consequence is that smaller publishing companies have gradually been taken over by bigger ones. Ergo there is less competition and more concentration of economic power in the publishing sector. At the same time it has become more important for the mammoths of the publishing industry to protect these interests and give it a...

Grey literature on bilingualism in Belgium

Joachim Schopfel
Because of the town Antwerp host of the GL9 conference and because of our own former scientific experience we selected the field of bilingualism for a study on the importance of grey literature in social sciences and humanities. The study is meant to be an additional contribution to comparable scientometric analyses on the distribution of types of publications in different scientific domains. Bilingualism, the learning and use of two or more languages, is a linguistic,...

Hyperactive Grey Objects

Keith Jeffery & Anne Asserson
Previous papers on Grey literature by the authors have described (1) the need for formal metadata to allow machine understanding and therefore scalable operations; (2) the enhancement of repositories of grey (and other) e-publications by linking with CRIS (Current Research Information Systems); (3) the use of the research process to collect metadata incrementally reducing the threshold barrier for end-users and improving quality in an ambient GRIDs environment. This paper takes the development one step further...

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