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Electronic networking and grey literature: the African context

Kgomotso H. Moahi
Whilst the rest of the world is on the threshold of being an integral part of "Cyberspace" or on the net, most African countries are still trying to grapple with the more basic problem of implementing computer systems. Of course, not all of these countries are the same, with some, like South Africa, being more advanced. Africa also has a number of problems when it comes to the collection, processing and dissemination of grey literature....

Project management in grey literature: a study based on the development of the Working Papers Project at the University of Warwick

Geoffrey E. Cleave
The Working Papers Project at the University of Warwick has been in continous development for over 25 years. The Project was started with one clear aim, that of providing awareness of and access to working papers in economics and management, a form of 'grey literature' which has always been of outstanding importance for researchers in this one part of the social sciences. Three factors were identified as crucial to the success of the project, the...

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...

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...

Teaching and Learning about Grey Literature

Lynne Rudasill

Guiding the Grey: The Implementation and Evaluation of a Journal Club Amongst a Librarian and Clinical Practice Guideline Developers: A Cancer Care Case Study

Marcus Vaska, Xanthoula. Kostaras & Brae Surgeoner
This paper discusses the implementation of a journal club amongst an embedded librarian and clinical practice guideline developers, aimed at enhancing the importance of grey literature and its usefulness for cancer care clinical practice guidelines

Think Tanks, Twitter, and Grey Literature

Danielle Aloia
This paper aims to track the use of twitter among think tanks and the dissemination of grey literature. Making connections between the future of the online world and knowledge communication to drive change and share resources.

Measuring Reuse of Institutionally-Hosted Grey Literature

Ayla Kenfield, Elizabeth Kelly, Caroline Muglia, Genya O'Gara, Santi Thompson & Elizabeth 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...

Published electronic media are becoming Grey

Yui KUMAZAKI, Satoru Suzuki, Masashi Kanazawa, Katsuhiko Kunii, Minoru Yonezawa & Keizo Itabashi
The library of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) focuses on collecting conference proceedings and technical reports which are very important and referred to as materials for our users in the field of nuclear science and technology. Increasing numbers of cases are published in electronic media such as CD/DVD-ROM and flash memory. Meanwhile, problems exist as to how to manage such electronic media in a library such as long-term preservation and permanent access, because such...

The Q-Codes: Metadata, Research data, and Desiderata, Oh My! Improving Access to Grey Literature in Family Medicine

Melissa Resnick & Miguel Pizzanelli
In GL19’s “Indexing grey literature in General Practice: Family Medicine in the Era of Semantic Web,” Jamoulle and colleagues (Jamoulle et al., 2018) propose the use of a relatively new terminology (3CGP) to allow for the indexing and retrieval of (GP/FM) knowledge which otherwise would be lost, or difficult to locate. Though designed to meet Cimino’s (Cimino, 1998) twelve desiderata for the design of a controlled healthcare vocabulary, Jamoulle and colleagues (Jamoulle et al., 2018)...

The National Portal for Recording Theses (PNST): Its Role, Importance and Constraints for Algerian Researchers

AZZEDINE BOUDERBANE, Nadjia Gamouh & Hadda Saouchi

From “Grey Literature” to “Specialized Resources”: Rethinking Terminology to Enhance Grey Literature Access and Use

David Baxter & Margo Hilbrecht
Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) is an independent Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) organization that aims to reduce harm from gambling. GREO curates and maintains a digital library of credible gambling information, most of which is grey literature. Several stakeholder groups use this library, including policy makers, researchers, treatment providers, regulators, and gambling operators. In order to meet knowledge needs, GREO both manages and produces grey literature, and maintains a research data repository for use by...

Grey in the Innovation Process

Keith Jeffery & Anne Asserson
The research lifecycle has multiple objectives materialised as outputs, outcomes and impacts. Typical outputs are research publications (including grey literature), patents and products such as research datasets and software, many kinds of art or prototype engineering artifacts. Outcomes include patent licence income, value of a company set up to exploit the output or trained research staff. Impacts include employment creation, a commercial product that saves lives or labour or development of a new field of...

The research life cycle and innovation through grey literature in nanotechnology in Korea

Seon Hee Lee & Hye-Sun Kim
This paper studied the research life cycle of nanotechnology (NT) and its innovation through grey literature in the form of technical reports in Korea. The changes in the numbers of publications of grey literature and white literature in NT show the process of innovation, as technical reports and journal articles contain research results. Numbers of publications of Korean technical reports on National Discovery for Science Leaders (NDSL) and journal articles on Web of Science Science...

Grey Literature, E-Repositories, and Evaluation of Academic and Research Institutes: The case study of BPI e-repository

Maria Kitsiou & Vasileios Souvlidis
E-repositories are internet databases, in which the whole intellectual property produced by an Educational Foundation or a Research Institute can be gathered, classified, reserved and, of course, disseminated. It is known that e-repositories are based on Open Access and Knowledge Dissemination concept, providing access-without restriction- to scientific information. But, it is not known that e-repositories can be proved useful and usable “tools” for the evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes. In this study, we present...

Innovation, language, and the web

CLAUDIA MARZI
Language and innovation are inseparable. Language conveys ideas which are essential in innovation, establishes the most immediate connections with our conceptualisation of the outside world, and provides the building blocks for communication. Every linguistic choice is necessarily meaningful, and it involves the parallel construction of form and meaning. From this perspective, language is a dynamic knowledge construction process. In this article, emphasis will be laid on investigating how words are used to describe innovation, and...

GeoStoryteller: Taking grey literature to the streets of New York

Debbie Rabina & Anthony Cocciolo
In this paper, we briefly describe the design and implementation of the GeoStoryteller project, with particular emphasis on the resources used to create the digital narratives that are the core of the application. GeoStoryteller is a project where learners engage with archival photos and multimedia narratives in historically relevant places using a combination of augmented reality technology and web-based delivery via mobile devices. The initial application of GeoStoryteller is in partnership with the Goethe-Institut New...

Data Analytics: The next big thing in information

June Crowe & Joseph Candish
Information is now available in an overabundance, so much so, that distinguishing the noise from the signal has become very problematic. In the past, the collection and storage of information was the primary issue. Currently, there are massive amounts of data both structured and unstructured, that need to be analyzed in an iterative, as well as in a time sensitive manner. In response to this need, data analytical tools and services have emerged as a...

Grey Literature in Engineering Sciences and Technology and its Use Pattern in the Research Institutions in India: The Case Study of Karnataka State

Narayanappa Chowdappa & C.P. Ramasesh
The paper is based on the survey research undertaken during 2008-2010. The availability of GL collections and its use pattern in the Recognised Research Centres of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) have been analysed on the basis of the responses of the librarians and the personal observation of the situation in the libraries. A detailed attempt is also made to capture the responses of the users on the use pattern of GL. The users constitute the...

Invenio: A Modern Digital Library System for Grey Literature

Jérôme Caffaro & Samuele Kaplun
Grey literature has historically played a key role for researchers in the field of High-Energy Physics (HEP). Consequently CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) as the world's largest particle physics laboratory has always been facing the challenge of distributing and archiving grey material. Invenio, an open-source repository software, has been developed as part of CERN's institutional repository strategy to answer these needs. In this document we describe how the particular context of grey literature within...

Grey Literature Past and Present: The Evolution of Library Annual Reports

Susan Searing
Librarianship was professionalized in the late nineteenth century, when university-level programs of study were established to train librarians in the United States. As the field of library management developed, the annual report became a vehicle for communicating the library’s mission and accomplishments to its stakeholders, including funders (both private and governmental) and the general public. Writing and reading annual reports also allowed librarians to share professional knowledge and to benefit from each others’ experience. Today,...

From OpenSIGLE to OpenGrey Changes and Continuity

Christiane Stock & Nathalie Henrot
First presented at the GL8 conference in New Orleans 2006 as a prototype, OpenSIGLE went life in December 2007. After three years of existence, the results are beyond all expectations. OpenSIGLE has become a reference source for grey literature, and its user community has grown constantly, especially from outside Europe. The integration of the GL conference preprints into the repository from 2008 onwards not only added research papers on the topic of grey literature to...

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...

Four Winds on the Grey Landscape: A Review of Four Information Professionals Their Work and Impact on the Field of Grey Literature

Dominic Farace & Jerry Frantzen
In December 1993, the First International Conference on Grey Literature entitled “Weinberg Report 2000” was convened here in Amsterdam. A special tribute was paid to Alvin M. Weinberg, who in the early 60’s chaired President Kennedy’s Science Advisory Committee and produced the famous report “Science, Government, and Information: the Responsibility of the Technical Community and the Government in the Transfer of Information”. Along these lines - a decade later - a special tribute is paid...

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...

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