22 Works

Grey communities An empirical study on databases and repositories

Helene Prost & Joachim Schopfel
The paper explores grey communities outside the Grey Literature Network Service (GreyNet) and identifies potential members for GreyNet. GreyNet can be compared to a Learned Society specialised in grey literature as a particular field of library and information sciences (LIS). Its relevance is related to its capacity to enforce the terminology and definition of grey literature in LIS research and publications, and its impact and outreach can be assessed through the proportion of experts dealing...

Data Papers provide an Innovative Tool for Information and Data Management: A Use Case

Dominic Farace & Joachim Schopfel
In earlier work dealing with Data Papers, emphasis initially focused on its definition, the construction of a standardized template in compiling its component parts, its further 1 publication, access and data preservation . this was followed by a study seeking to engage the citation and referencing of data papers and the further sharing and reuse of 2 the data described therein . a more recent work outside GreyNet’s immediate community of practice3 addressed the diverse...

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...

The Grey Side of the Green Road : Empirical Assessment of Academic Publishing in the HAL Open Repository

Joachim Schopfel, Eric kergosien, Helene Prost & Florence Thiault
The paper provides empirical results on the part of grey literature in the French national open repository HAL. The results are based on a quantitative analysis of 973,968 deposits from 1,272 research laboratories affiliated the ten most important research universities in France (IDEX program). 35% of all deposits (documents and records) are grey literature. The main types of these items are conference papers (71%), PhD theses (11%) and preprints and working papers (8%). Their overall...

OpenSIGLE, Home to GreyNet’s Research Community and its Grey Literature Collections: Initial Results and a Project Proposal

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Joachim Schopfel, Christiane Stock & Nathalie Henrot
Paper co-authored together with Frantzen J., Stock C., Henrot N., & Schöpfel, J. For the past 16 years, GreyNet has sought to serve researchers and authors in the field of grey literature. To further this end, GreyNet has signed on to the OpenSIGLE repository and in so doing seeks to preserve and make openly available research results originating in the International Conference Series on Grey Literature. GreyNet together with colleagues at INISTCNRS have designed the...

Grisemine, a digital library of grey university literature

Marie-France Claerebout
The progressive change from printed to digital support, induced by the policy of the commercial publishers, is likely to reduce little by little our university library to being a passive relay, and consequently to question our existence in the circuit of the dissemination of scientific information. Our survival depends on our capacity of adaptation. That is why we chose to create without delay our own digital library of grey literature, Grisemine, and to transpose our...

Back to Grey: Disclosure and Concealment of Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Joachim Schopfel & Helene Prost
The open access principle requires that scientific information be made widely and readily available to society. Defined in 2003 as a “comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage that has been approved by the scientific community”, open access implies that content be openly accessible and this needs the active commitment of each and every individual producer of scientific knowledge. Yet, in spite of the growing success of the open access initiative, a significant part...

Usage of grey literature in open archives: state of the art and empirical results

Joachim Schopfel & Helene Prost
The purpose of our communication is to present first results from a current research on the development and usage of open archives in France. This study aims to gain empirical insight in usage patterns of freely available scientific items deposited in open archives, especially of non-commercial material, e.g. grey literature, mostly not distributed through other channels. We present a state of the art of published empirical data, standardization, research projects etc., together with a survey...

OpenSIGLE - Crossroads for Libraries, Research and Educational Institutions in the field of Grey Literature

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Christiane Stock, Nathalie Henrot & Joachim Schopfel
This work is based on a paper presented at the Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL10) in which GreyNet’s collections of conference preprints were made accessible via the OpenSIGLE Repository. OpenSIGLE offers a unique distribution channel for European grey literature with roots dating back a quarter century. In the first part of this paper, the experience of INIST as service provider and GreyNet as data provider will be discussed including recent developments. Later in...

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

Joachim Schopfel & Helene 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...

Degrees of Openness: Grey Literature in Institutional Repositories

Joachim Schopfel & Helene Prost
In spite of the growing success of the open access initiative, a significant part of scientific and technical information remains unavailable on the web or circulates with restrictions. Even in institutional repositories created to disseminate the scientific production of an academic institution, broad and open access to more or less important sectors of the scientific production is restricted. In order to provide new empirical evidence, 25 large institutional repositories from different continents were selected in...

Grey Literature in Open Repositories: New Insights and New Issues

Joachim Schopfel, Eric kergosien, Helene Prost & Florence Thiault
HAL is the national open repository for documents and data from French scientists. The paper analyses how grey literature is represented on HAL. It presents original empirical results from a follow-up study to former research, based on the scientometric assessment of deposits on the French national HAL repository by more than 1,200 research laboratories. These laboratories are affiliated to ten large French research universities and cover the whole range of scientific domains. We assessed the...

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

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen & Joachim Schopfel
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...

GreyGuide - Guide to Good Practice in Grey Literature: A Community Driven Open Resource Project

Stefania Biagioni, Carlo Carlesi, Joachim Schopfel, Dominic Farace & Jerry Frantzen
The goal of this project is to develop an open source repository of good practices in the field of grey literature. That which originated in monographic form will now open and expand to include content from the global grey literature community. Such practices will range from the production and processing of grey literature through to its distribution, uses, and preservation. The repository will contain guidelines such as those in handling theses and dissertations, how to...

A study of teachers and researchers practices with digital documents - grey or not

Céline Bourasseau & Cedric Dumas
Large-scale consumers of information such as lecturers and researchers have nowadays widely adopted the digital document. These professionals cannot suffice with disaggregate data but instead need full text documents. These documents include the research production of their colleagues and the teaching resources designed both within and outside their institution – be they commercially published or not. The main source of information for these professionals is the Internet, which has become a victim of its own...

Going Green – Publishing Academic Grey Literature in Laboratory Collections on HAL

Joachim Schopfel, El Hadji Ibrahima Ndiaye & Helene Prost
HAL is the national open repository for documents and data from French scientists. The deposits are organized in institutional portals and collections from research laboratories and projects. The paper analyses how grey literature is represented in the collections of French research laboratories on HAL. We assess the grey literature deposits on HAL from the 66 research laboratories affiliated to the University of Lille, covering all STM and SSH fields. The focus is on conference papers,...

Dissertations and Data

Joachim Schopfel, Primož Južnič, Helene Prost, Cécile Malleret, Ana Češarek & Teja Koler-Povh

Open Is Not Enough: Grey Literature in Institutional Repositories

Joachim Schopfel, Isabelle Le Bescond & Helene Prost
The paper contributes to the discussion on the place of grey literature in institutional repositories and, vice versa, on the relevance of open archives for grey literature. Even in an open environment, grey literature needs specific attention and curation. Institutional repositories don’t automatically provide a solution to all problems of grey literature. Our paper shows some scenarios of what could or should be done. The focus is on academic libraries. The paper is based on...

Usage of grey literature in open archives: state of the art and empirical results

Joachim Schöpfel & Hélène Prost
The purpose of our communication is to present first results from a current research on the development and usage of open archives in France. This study aims to gain empirical insight in usage patterns of freely available scientific items deposited in open archives, especially of non-commercial material, e.g. grey literature, mostly not distributed through other channels. We present a state of the art of published empirical data, standardization, research projects etc., together with a survey...

Towards a Prague Definition of Grey Literature

Joachim Schopfel
The most common definition of grey literature, the so-called ‘Luxembourg definition’, was discussed and approved during the 3rd International Conference on Grey Literature in 1997. In 2004, at the 6th International Conference on Grey literature in New York City, a postscript was added. The main characteristic of this definition is its economic perspective on grey literature, based on business, publishing and distribution models of the disappearing Gutenberg galaxy. With the changing research environment and new...

Altmetrics and Grey Literature: Perspectives and Challenges

Joachim Schopfel & Helene Prost

Data from “Exploring Next Generation Grey” including Questionnaire and Results

Joachim Schopfel, Dominic Farace, David Baxter, Silvia Giannini, ANNA MOLINO, Tomas A. Lipinski, Veronika Potočnik & Dobrica Savic
The GL2021 Conference offered the many and diverse communities of practice in the field of grey literature a unique opportunity to collaborate in addressing and defining the next phase in the digital transformation of grey literature. In preparation for this conference, a panel session on the future of grey literature was planned on the program; and, in advance, an online survey was carried out among GreyNet’s own community of practice in the field of grey...

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