30 Works

Every document is born \"grey\" - Some documents can become \"open\"

Stefania Lombardi
As we all know, “grey” doesn’t often mean “closed”; maybe sometimes it can mean just hard to find. If its sources are open and there are the conditions, the whole document could become an open access one. An example among all is the case of the pre-prints. When you archive a pre-print in a repository you allow the free, open and “grey” pre- print become Open Access to everyone. If the immediately archived “grey” pre-print...

Data sharing in environmental sciences: A survey of CNR researchers

Daniela Luzi, roberta ruggieri, stefania biagioni & Elisabetta Schiano
The paper presents the results of a survey on researchers’ attitudes and practices of data sharing in the area of Environmental sciences. It is based on an online questionnaire submitted to CNR researchers active in this disciplinary field, that has proved to be data intensive, collaborative and multidisciplinary. The study lies within the framework of other international analyses that consider this complex process exploring different aspects that may influence the propensity of a consistent and...

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

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

AccessGrey: Securing Open Access to Grey Literature for Science and Society

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Stefania Biagioni, Carlo Carlesi, Antonella De Robbio, Ana Češarek, Cees de Blaaij, Kiyoshi Ikeda & June Crowe
Persistent identifiers such as a DOI for a publication and an ORCiD for an author/researcher can be approached from both the demand-side as well as supply-side of information. It appears however that the former attracts more attention. Here emphasis lies in the access to and preservation of research output. Yet, it is on the supply-side regarding the acquisition of research output that persistent identifiers may by the same token have influence in identifying and populating...

A Social Networking Research Environment for Scientific Data Sharing: The D4Science Offering

Massimiliano Assante, Leonardo Candela, Donatella Castelli & Pasquale Pagano
Modern science calls for innovative practices to facilitate research collaborations that span institutions, disciplines, and countries. Scientists and practitioners are called to produce enhanced forms of scientific communication thus to make it possible for others to identify errors, to support, reject or refine theories and to reuse data for further understanding and knowledge. This scenario can benefit a lot from Internet-based services aiming at providing individual users having at their disposal scarce resources with interaction-oriented...

OpenAIRE: Advancing Open Science

Paolo Manghi, MICHELE ARTINI, Claudio Atzori, Miriam Baglioni, Alessia Barsi, Harry Dimitropoulos, Ioannis Foufoulas, Katerina Iatropoulou, Natalia Manola & Pedro Principe
OpenAIRE , the point of reference for Open Access in Europe, is now addressing the problem of enabling the Open Science paradigm. To this aim it will provide services to: (i) overcome the limits of today’s scientific communication landscape, by allowing research communities and the relative e-infrastructures to fully publish, interlink, package and reuse their research artefacts (e.g. literature, data, and software) and their funding grants within the European and global ecosystem as supported/promoted by...

PUMA & MetaPub: Open Access to Italian CNR repositories in the Perspective of the European Digital Repository Infrastructure

stefania biagioni, Carlo Carlesi & Silvia Giannini
Co-authored together with C. Carlesi, G.A. Romano, S. Giannini, and R. Maggi: The DRIVER project is realizing an infrastructure through which any form of scientific-content resource, including scientific/technical reports, research articles, experimental or observational data, rich media and other digital objects will be freely accessible, thus responding to the Open Archive Initiative vision. The project is funded by the European Commission under the auspices of the "Research Infrastructure" unit and it is building upon existing...

Assisting scientists to make their research results world wide freely available: An experience begun in the 90’s

stefania biagioni
The ERCIM Technical Reference Digital Library service (ETRDL) was promoted by the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) with the aim of managing grey literature produced by scientists working in the areas of information science and applied mathematics, making their research results immediately world wide available and also building a test-bed for their research activities. In this paper ETRDL is described and its future development presented. Section 1 traces the history of ETRDL...

Mapping Italian Grey Communities. What is there beyond the Academy?

Silvia Giannini, stefania biagioni, SARA GOGGI & Pardelli Gabriella
The following title was published on an influential Italian newspaper, La Stampa, on November 7, 2013. “Tra i tesori della ‘Letteratura Grigia’ un’Eneide in napoletano del ‘600”. The article is about the presentation of the “Fondo De Mauro” on the Italian Network of Popular Culture: this fund originates from a private collection built up in several decades and donated to the Network by Tullio De Mauro and his wife Silvana Ferreri in 2011; it is...

Open Access – A never-ending transition?

Silvia Giannini & ANNA MOLINO
In recent years, Open Access (OA) has obtained growing attention from the public. From academics to active citizenship, having access to the results of science is a matter of great importance for many different reasons. For instance, research is, in the majority of the cases, publicly funded, and for this reason, its results should be in the public domain. The production of scientists would undoubtedly benefit from the broader view of the scientific landscape they...

Semantic Query Analysis from the Global Science Gateway

SARA GOGGI, Pardelli Gabriella, Roberto Bartolini, MONICA MONACHINI, stefania biagioni & Carlo Carlesi
Nowadays web portals play an essential role in searching and retrieving information in the several fields of knowledge: they are ever more technologically advanced and designed for supporting the storage of a huge amount of information in natural language originating from the queries launched by users worldwide. Given this scenario, we focused on building a corpus constituted by the query logs registered by the GreyGuide: Repository and Portal to Good Practices and Resources in Grey...

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...

GreyGuide, GreyNet’s web access portal and lobby for change in Grey Literature

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, stefania biagioni, Carlo Carlesi, Roberto Ponti & Christiane Stock
In December 2013, the GreyGuide was formerly launched as an online forum and repository of good practice in grey literature. The project partners then turned to the acquisition of both proposed and published good practices. During this same timeframe, GreyNet – one of the project partners – welcomed far reaching developments in its infrastructure. Three new committees were established alongside its Program Committee in line with GreyNet’s fourfold mission dedicated to research, publication, open access,...

The data librarian: myth, reality or utopia?

Silvia Giannini & ANNA MOLINO
The emergence of e-science and e-research has opened new paths and trends in scholarly communication and management. In the academic environment, the need for opening research products to a wider audience has become increasingly urgent. In this perspective, the Open Science (OS) movement is growing considerably in academia and among scientists worldwide. Two fundamental aspects of OS are the Open Access (OA) to scientific publication and the possibility of discovery, sharing and exploit the data...

Working for an open e-publishing service to improve grey literature editorial quality

Rosa Di Cesare & Silvia Giannini
A survey of in-house publishing practices at CNR Institutes is described. Fourth categories are introduced to measure the level of innovation in the management of in-house publications in order to identify the business model used by each CNR Institutes to manage their editorial products, especially digital products. Data used for this descriptive and quality study were obtained from CNR Institute websites.

Managing OA Multimedia Multi-type Digital Documents in the OpenDLib Digital Library Management System

Pasquale Pagano & Donatella Castelli
In self-publishing philosophy, authors provide access to their works by depositing them into an OA archive. Before being “published”, documents may be reviewed and edited within a process where authors, reviewers and library administrators interact. At the start of this process, authors must upload a copy of their work. It is very important that the self-publishing service allows authors to easily deposit their documents however complex they are. This paper describes the OpenDLib service for...

An Environment Supporting the Production of Live Research Objects

Massimiliano Assante, Leonardo Candela & Pasquale Pagano
Modern science communication requires innovative environment and means for providing stakeholders with scientific outcomes. Research objects are emerging as replacements of traditional “documents” in scientific communication. These objects are multi-media and multi-part objects that aggregate all the “pieces” that contribute to a research result. Supporting these objects has gone beyond the capacity of traditional technological approaches based on locally specialized data management facilities. In this article we present an environment for producing “live research objects”...

A Facet-based Open and Extensible Resource Model for Research Data Infrastructures

LUCA FROSINI & Pasquale Pagano
Research Data play a key role in our society. They include both “primary dataset”, i.e. data genuinely produced, as well as “derived datasets”, i.e. datasets resulting by processing existing datasets. Their management requires dedicated e-Infrastructures and a description of the entire set of “resources” surrounding each dataset (e.g. other datasets, services the dataset has been produced with or suitable for “consuming” the dataset, entities responsible for the dataset). To realise this, it is key to...

A terminological “journey” in the Grey Literature domain

Roberto Bartolini, Pardelli Gabriella, SARA GOGGI, Silvia Giannini & stefania biagioni

Trend evaluation and comparison of the use and value of GL in core demography and computer science journals

Rosa Di Cesare, roberta ruggieri, Silvia Giannini & stefania biagioni
Co-authored together with Roberta Ruggieri, Silvia Giannini, and Stefania Biagioni. Over the last ten years the impact of grey literature on conventional literature has frequently been studied. Studies have made use of bibliometric instruments used for citation analysis. Recently, this research has magnified attention on the impact of new forms of GL that have emerged along with the spread of Internet. This work aims to a) measure the impact of GL on two different scientific...

Open Access to Grey Literature on e-Infrastructures: the BELIEF Project Digital Library

stefania biagioni, Donatella Castelli & Franco Zoppi
The BELIEF (Bringing Europe’s eLectronic Infrastructures to Expanding Frontiers) Project is a Coordination Action funded by the European Commission in the context of the FP6 and FP7 Programmes. It aims to create a platform where e-Infrastructures providers and users can collaborate and exchange knowledge. This will help ensuring that e-Infrastructures are deployed and effectively used worldwide, filling the gap separating the Research Infrastructure providers from the users, and thus contribute to the emergence of a...

Grey Literature in European Commission Projects

SARA GOGGI, Pardelli Gabriella, Silvia Giannini & stefania biagioni
The survey is focused on the documentation produced by the European Commission (EC) projects involved in the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (hereafter FP7) and managed by the Italian National Research Council (hereafter CNR). In particular, the Grey Literature (GL) available on CORDIS1 and European Projects websites was analysed. In order to verify how it is managed and whether it is compliant with EC recommendations, some categories were introduced to identify, measure and...

Grey Literature citations in the age of Digital Repositories and Open Access

Silvia Giannini, stefania biagioni, SARA GOGGI & Pardelli Gabriella

The OpenAIRE Project: Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe

stefania biagioni, Donatella Castelli & Paolo Manghi
OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) [1] will deliver (i) technological infrastructure for the identification, collection (by deposition and harvesting), access and monitoring of FP7 and ERC funded articles and (ii) a networking infrastructure for the uptake of the EC Open Access’s mandate and OpenAIRE’s system across authors and institution in Europe. Dissemination will be achieved by means of the establishment and operation of the OpenAIRE European Helpdesk System and a network of...

Grey Literature and Persistent Identifiers: GreyNet’s Use Case

Dominic Farace, stefania biagioni, Carlo Carlesi & Chris Baars
The PID (Persistent Identifier) Project is a follow-up to the AccessGrey Project carried out in 2019 in which an online survey was held among stakeholders in GreyNet’s community of practice. Recipients were asked their opinions about persistent identifiers and grey literature. The focus now in this project is expanded to include the DOI for research outputs alongside the ORCiD for authors/researchers, and the ROR ID for research organizations. This project seeks to go beyond a...

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  • Institute of Information Science and Technologies
  • GreyNet International
  • Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli”
  • Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies
  • Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • University of Lille
  • Data Archiving and Networked Services
  • University of Alberta
  • Institute of Marine Science