495 Works

Grey Literature Between Tradition and Innovation: Is There a Continuum?

Pardelli Gabriella, SARA GOGGI & MANUELA SASSI
This study wants to explore new ways of social media communication for Grey Literature. In particular it describes the role of social media in relation with traditional channels and how social media applications can be used for Grey.

An Analysis of Current Grey Literature Document Typology

Petra Pejsova & Marcus Vaska
This analysis is based on the classification of the international systems GreyNet, (the Grey Literature Network Service), OpenSIGLE, (the System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe), and the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR), as well as focusing on national schemata in the Czech Republic, namely ASEP (Register of Publication Activity of the AS CR), NRGL (National Repository of Grey Literature), and RIV (Information Register of R & D Results). During the analysis of...

A Terminology Based Re-Definition of Grey Literature

The conventionally accepted definition of Grey Literature, as Information produced and distributed by non-commercial publishing, does not take into consideration either the increasing availability of forms of grey knowledge, or the growing importance of computer-based encoding and management as the standard mode of creating and developing grey literature. Semi-automated terminological analysis of almost twenty years of terminological creativity in the proceedings of eleven GL International Conferences offers the opportunity to pave the way to a...

The Secrecy of Grey Unveiled: Grey Literature and the Freedom of Information

Cees De Blaaij
This paper examines the relationship between political culture and information control. What does ‘freedom of information’ mean? Governmental institutions produce a diffused body of grey literature. Some parts of these vast grey information resources are accessible but a significant number are not for a number of reasons. On one hand the public in democratic societies has a right to know as formulated in freedom of information laws. On the other hand problems of national security...

Are Legal Texts Grey Literature? Toward a definition of Grey Literature that invites the Preservation of Authentic and Complete Originals

Michael Lines
Legal texts, though they exist in a wide variety of forms, are most typically thought of as Law Books. Law books, hardbound volumes in expensive bindings of browns and blacks, are heavy, difficult, and technical. They are a prop to popular conceptions of the law itself, and resemble more closely than most other earthly books the Platonic form of the ‘weighty tome.’ In fact, some law libraries do a regular, if not exactly brisk, trade...

Raising Awareness of Grey Literature in an Academic Community Using the Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Yongtao Lin & Marcus Vaska
Cognitive skill training, part of cognitive behavior management, is based on the cognitive behavioral theory. The principle that thinking controls behavior has been widely used by educators to develop methods to improve the performance of students; this concept can be further extended to clinicians who provide multifaceted health promotion and psychological counseling programs. The plan of our educational project is to raise awareness among students, faculty members, and researchers of material not produced via standard...

Customized OAI-ORE and OAI-PMH Exports of Compound Objects for the Fedora Repository

Alessia Bardi, Sandro La Bruzzo & Paolo Manghi
Modern Digital Library Systems (DLSs) are based on document models which surpass the traditional payload-metadata document model to incorporate further entities involved in the research life-cycle. Such DLSs manage graphs of interconnected objects, hence offer tools for the creation, visualization and exports of such graphs. In particular, objects in the graph are exported via standard OAI-ORE and OAIPMH protocols, encoded as (XML) “packages of interlinked information objects”, also known as compound objects. Fedora is a...

Use Pattern of Archives on the History of Mysore

Narayanappa Chowdappa & C.P. Ramasesh
Records on the Administration of the Princely State of Mysore and Mysore History form rare collections for historians who venture to study the history of Mysore State under the rule of the Wadiyars, the rulers of Mysore State. These rare materials and archives have been carefully preserved at the Archival Section of the University of Mysore and also at other libraries in Mysore city. The present study furnishes the type of archival materials available at...

Collection of Conference Proceedings and Improving Access to the Full Text of Proceedings

Misa Hayakawa
Conference Proceedings are “grey literature” due to the fact that they are not made commercially available frequently. While many Proceedings are published on the Internet, there are specific issues that can affect access, such as changes in the URLs. This paper introduces the case of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) library as an example of efforts to improve access of Proceedings using the Internet. JAEA Library uses the Internet to make available presentations by...

Science-Forums.net A Platform for Scientific Sharing and Collaboration

Marilyn Davis
The beta website of Science-Forums.net was developed by Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa) through the Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. By leveraging scientist/researcher information in databases managed by DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), Science-Forums.net will allow scientists to easily collaborate on a scientific topic of interest. In addition to potentially yielding commercial applications, the functionality of Science-Forums.net is well suited to OSTI’s family of scientific and technical...

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...

Information-Seeking Behaviour of Slovenian Researchers: Implications for information services

Polona Vilar, Primož Južnič & Tomaz Bartol
The paper present one part of a survey of information behaviour of Slovenian researchers. Results show that Slovenian researchers in most areas show usual traits of scholarly information behaviour. Exceptions are the non-use of Web 2.0 tools for research purposes and low use of open-access materials. Survey confirmed that ICT is influential in preferences regarding resource formats, access, means for information exchange, organization of resources, writing, reading, etc. The use of grey literature is quite...

Science Links Japan. Gateway to Japan’s Scientific and Technical Information and Grey Literature

Hiroshi Tsuda
Science Links Japan was launched in June 2006 by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), a core organization for implementing Japan's science and technology policy in line with the objectives of the Science and Technology Basic Plan.

Accessing Grey Literature in an Integrated Environment of Scientific Research Information

Elly Dijk & Chris Baars
Co-authored together with C. Baars, A. Hogenaar, and M. van Meel: The DARE programme was initiated in the Netherlands by the SURF Foundation, the Dutch universities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The objective of the programme was to enable digital access to research results of all the Dutch scientific institutions. Since the DARE programme (2003 - 2006), all the institutes involved have had...

Enhancing Visibility: Integrating Grey Literature in the SOWIPORT Information Cycle

Maximilian Stempfhuber
Co-authored together with P. Schaer and W. Shen: Despite the fact that Grey Literature plays a key role in disseminating research results to the scientific community, it currently is not represented equally well in the established information landscape. While institutional information infrastructures supporting scholarly research (e.g. libraries or information centres) mostly focus on publications from traditional publishers or on what is published within their own institution, a parallel universe of services and servers for Grey...

Digital Documents in Grey Literature: New Challenges

Aleksandr Starovoitov & Leonid Pavlov
Co-authored together with L.G. Titarev, Y.M. Bogdanov, and L.P. Pavlov: The process of transition from paper to digital technology proves to be complicated, expensive and of long duration. Several problems of different nature and scale but equally important – not only technological and technical but also organizational, legal, economic, ethical – have to be solved. Moreover, the problems cannot be solved on corporative level only since they have much to do with the information standard...

Searching down the fisheries information web: An initial reflection

Janet Webster, Jean Collins & Patricia Merrikin
Co-authored together with Patricia Merrikin and Jean Collins, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. - The complex web of information ranges from pure science to applied techniques to management policies. All are important, yet have varying levels of accessibility and authority. Often the apex of the peer reviewed journal article is considered the most important level discouraging scientists and managers, especially those in developing countries, from populating the other layers of the web...

Towards an Institutional Repository of the Italian National Research Council: A Survey on Open Access Experiences

Daniela Luzi, roberta ruggieri & Loredana Cerbara
Paper co-authored together with Di Cesare R., Ruggieri R., & Cerbara L. The paper presents the results of a survey aiming at identifying documentation, organization as well as technological resources that could be the basis for a future development of a CNR IR. The survey makes use of a semi-structured questionnaire submitted to all CNR research units. Results show that, despite a limited number of OAI complaint repository developed under the autonomous initiative of some...

Open archives and SIGLE participation in Italy: Is there a subtle link between the two experiences?

Daniela Luzi, Rosa Di Cesare & roberta ruggieri
Co-authored together with Rosa Di Cesare and Roberta Ruggieri. This paper proposes on the one hand to outline Italian initiatives regarding open archives, with a qualitative rather than quantitative analysis, focusing in particular on data providers and on organisation and initiatives that lead to integration that encourage the development of IRs. On the other hand, it proposes to analyse the 20 years of Italian input to SIGLE in order to verify if and to what...

Assessment and improvement of a corporate research information system

Maria Castriotta & Daniela Luzi
Co-authored together with D. Luzi and M. Manco: In 2003 the Italian National Institute for Occupational Prevention and Safety (ISPESL) developed a Research Information System in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (RisOSH) through a project in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council (CNR). RisOSH became operational in 2005 and it is now embedded in the Institute webpage dedicated to Research Activities (www.ispesl.it/ricercheOSH/ext/). Its double-fold interface supplies information on conditions and modalities to...

Indexing grey multilingual literature in General Practice: Family Medicine in the Era of Semantic Web

Marc Jamoulle, Elena Cardillo, Ashwin Ittoo, Robert Vander Stichele, Melissa P. Resnick, Julien Grosjean, Stefan Darmoni & Marc Vanmeerbeek
Sharing the results of research with General Practitioners (GPs) is crucial for the survival of the discipline of General Practice / Family Medicine (GP/FM). The production of abstracts in GP/FM probably exceeds 15,000 per year worldwide. Each abstract often represents two years of work for its authors and is expressed in local languages. Only 45% of them are published in indexed medical journals. Usual indexing systems like MeSH are not multilingual nor adapted to the...

EUBrazil OpenBio - Quality plan

Pilar Callau & et al
This document contains information on core activities, finding and outcomes of EUBrazilOpenBio project.

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...

Grey Literature Lobby: Engines and Requesters for Change

Decision and policy makers need to be informed on the value and wealth of grey literature, thus legitimizing further investments in this field of information. Lobbying grey literature has its very roots in this international conference series, which has grown and rallies over the past two decades by promoting research and publishing their results. The grey literature lobby seeks to guarantee that the interests of a diverse and widespread community of information professionals and practitioners...

threeSOURCE: A Research and Resource Hub for Alberta's Third Sector

Managed by the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC), threeSOURCE (www.threesource.ca) is a digital repository of grey literature on Alberta's non-profit sector, social issues in the province and related topics. During a series of ESPC consultations with social service sector employees in Edmonton, we learned that the sector wanted greater access to research and best practices in their field to help them make informed decisions in their organization and design programs and services that support their...

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