4 Works

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...

What goes up must come down: Publications from developing countries in the Aquatic Commons

Maria Kalentsits & Armand Gribling
During 2010-2012, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Branch Library (FBL) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was involved in a project that included the selection, digitizing, web-optimization, creation of metadata, and uploading into the Aquatic Commons (AC) digital repository of grey literature published by, amongst others, issuing agencies in several African countries, and a regional project in Asia - the STREAM Initiative. Furthermore, links to these full text online versions have...

E-LIS between old and new forms of Grey Literature encompasses new forms of relationship between librarians in different countries

Antonella De Robbio, Inmaculada Subirats-Coll & Fernanda Peset
E-LIS ePrints for Library and Information Science is an international digital repository for Library and Information Science (LIS) Open Archives Initiative compliant. This 21th International Conference is focused on open science this year and “Grey literature by definition seeks to make publications produced on all levels of government, academics, and business openly accessible different from those controlled by commercial publishing.” (http://www.textrelease.com/gl21conference.html) Thematic open access repositories as arXiv or E-LIS have years hosting this kind of...

Abstracting and Indexing as an enabling interface between open science and grey literature – The approach of the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts service

Tamsin Vicary & Ian Pettman
We examine the role of one Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) service (Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - ASFA) as an interface between open science and grey literature. As an A&I service known for its coverage of grey literature, ASFA is evolving its technologies and partnerships to capitalize on the opportunities presented by Open Science. A Grey Literature strategy was implemented to ensure ASFA made the necessary changes to its monitoring, recording and reporting of grey...

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Text


  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Oregon State University
  • Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Freshwater Biological Association