14 Works

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...

Data Papers are Witness to Trusted Resources in Grey Literature: A Project Use Case

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen & PhD Smith II
In 2011, GreyNet embarked on an Enhanced Publications Project with DANS, Data Archiving and Networked Services in an effort to circumvent the data versus document camps entrenched in grey literature communities. The results of that two year project served to incorporate in GreyNet’s workflow the acquisition, indexing, and linking of research data with their full-text and accompanying metadata. Recently, GreyNet discussed with a data management librarian from UFL, University of Florida a proposed follow-up project...

Preserving and accessing content stored on USB-flash-drives: A TIB workflow

Oleg Nekhayenko
Grey Literature has become a corner stone of the supply of scientific and academic literature. TIB is the German National Library of Science and Technology with a strong focus on Grey Literature. The acquisition of this kind of literature is not a simple process due to the unconventional distribution channels and the cost. For this purpose TIB has its own grey literature acquisition team. In order to keep the data readable and accessible in the...

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...

Public Access to the Dissertations in Russia

Yuliya Balashova
To date, a highly constructive situation has developed in the Russian public space in terms of access to dissertations. Mostly thanks to the efforts of official authorities, the procedure for defending dissertations becomes so public for the first time after a long period. At the same time, increasing publicity contributed to the consolidation of civil society and representatives of the scientific community efforts. Accordingly, open access resources containing information about the dissertation thesis, and its...

Law, Liability, and Grey Literature: Resolving Issues of Law and Compliance

Daniel Mack
Grey literature faces a number of unique challenges when facing issues of liability and compliance with local, national, and international law. Conference and symposium proceedings, white papers, reports, newsletters, and other forms of grey literature often do not have the same legal support as journals, monographs, and other, more formal publications. This can create problems of compliance and liability. Grey publications often include works authored, edited, translated, compiled, or otherwise modified by many people affiliated...

Providing Access to Grey Literature: The CLARIN Infrastructure

Sara Goggi, Gabriella Pardelli, Irene Russo, Roberto Bartolini & MONICA MONACHINI
The idea is to use the VLO for inquiring about the quantity of grey literature which can actually be found in CLARIN. A mapping between the terminological resources contained in the GreyNet International 1992-2017 website and in particular in the GreySource Index > Document Types in Grey Literature – and those retrievable from the VLO has been performed. This work will provide a map of the documentation archived in the CLARIN infrastructure, whose purpose is...

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...

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...

Video is the new Grey

Bastian Drees & Margret Plank
Conference reports are a crucial source of information as they document the current state of research in a scientific community. Additionally, it is becoming more and more common practice to record and publish conference talks. These videos are an important element of contemporary scientific output. However, no sustainable standard has yet been established for handling these media types. While libraries have well-established procedures for collecting textual conference reports as part of the grey literature, comparable...

Collecting Grey Literature – Institutional Repository versus National Aggregator

Petra Černohlávková & Hana Vyčítalová
The Czech National Library of Technology (NTK) provides two digital repositories – the National Repository of Grey Literature (NRGL) and the NTK Institutional Digital Repository (IDR). NRGL’s primary is providing access to grey literature as well as long-term archiving and preservation of grey literature from various institutions in the Czech Republic. The IDR was created for collecting and archiving of employee-generated content and other documents, including grey literature, connected with the library and its services....

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...

Grey Literature and Research Assessment exercises: From the current criteria to the Open Science models

Silvia Giannini, Rosaria Deluca, Anna Molino & Stefania Biagioni
International Conference on Grey Literature – Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature, Volume 19, Number 1, Pages 11-25, ISSN 1386-2316

How open access policies affect access to grey literature in university digital repositories: A case study of iSchools

Tomas A. Lipinski & Katie Chamberlain Kritikos
An issue of interest to library and information science (LIS) scholars and practitioners is how open-access policies can affect the access and use of grey literature in university repositories. Open access (OA) refers to research placed online free from all price barriers and from most permission barriers (Suber, 2015), allowing unfettered access to scholarship and promoting open scholarly communication (Banach, 2011; Eysenbach, 2006). OA may apply research published traditionally, such as books (Schwartz, 2012) and...

Registration Year

  • 2018

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Conference Paper


  • Institute of Information Science and Technologies
  • German National Library of Science and Technology
  • GreyNet International
  • St Petersburg University
  • Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli”
  • National Library of Technology
  • University of Lille
  • Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
  • University of Florida
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee