17 Works

Knowledge Generation in the Field of Grey Literature: A Review of Conference-based Research Results

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Joachim Schopfel & Christiane Stock
Co-authored together with Jerry Frantzen, Joachim Schöpfel, and Christiane Stock. - Perhaps the most cost effective research carried out in information science today is in the field of grey literature. The published proceedings in the GL-Conference Series provide a record of impressive research results in this field of information. These results are based on various and diverse approaches and methodologies, whereby citation data, survey data, systems data, bibliographic and metadata, as well as other evidence...

Grey Literature: A Pilot Course constructed and implemented via Distance Education

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Joachim Schopfel & Christiane Stock
Co-authored together with J. Frantzen, J. Schöpfel, and C. Stock: Over the past years, training courses, guest lectures, seminars and workshops have been organized by information professionals on the topic of grey literature. Most of these endeavours have undoubtedly had some impact on this field of information, however difficult it would be to measure. Many of these course lectures were given within existing programs and may have only been one-time offerings. At the Eighth International...

Leveraging Grey Literature – Capitalizing on Value and the Return on Investment: A Cumulative Case Study

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, stefania biagioni, Carlo Carlesi & Christiane Stock

Data from “Exploring Next Generation Grey” including Questionnaire and Results

Joachim Schopfel, Dominic Farace, David Baxter, Silvia Giannini, ANNA MOLINO, Tomas A. Lipinski, Veronika Potočnik & Dobrica Savic
The GL2021 Conference offered the many and diverse communities of practice in the field of grey literature a unique opportunity to collaborate in addressing and defining the next phase in the digital transformation of grey literature. In preparation for this conference, a panel session on the future of grey literature was planned on the program; and, in advance, an online survey was carried out among GreyNet’s own community of practice in the field of grey...

OpenSIGLE - Crossroads for Libraries, Research and Educational Institutions in the field of Grey Literature

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Christiane Stock, Nathalie Henrot & Joachim Schopfel
This work is based on a paper presented at the Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL10) in which GreyNet’s collections of conference preprints were made accessible via the OpenSIGLE Repository. OpenSIGLE offers a unique distribution channel for European grey literature with roots dating back a quarter century. In the first part of this paper, the experience of INIST as service provider and GreyNet as data provider will be discussed including recent developments. Later in...

Grey Literature Survey 2004: A research project tracking developments in the field of grey literature

Albert Boekhorst, Dominic Farace & Jerry Frantzen
Last December, at GL5 in Amsterdam, many of the authors and researchers reiterated the Luxembourg Convention on grey literature. Some questioned if it were not time to rethink the definition, some offered moderations, but not one called for its complete elimination or abolition. During the course of the authors’ presentations, specific attributes of grey were brought to lively discussion and debate. However, time and circumstance being known limitations on this kind of interaction and communication,...

Access to Grey Content: An Analysis of Grey Literature based on Citation and Survey Data: A Follow-up Study

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen & Albert Boekhorst
Co-authored together with Jerry Frantzen, Albert Boekhorst, Joachim Schöpfel, and Christine Stock. Grey literature, an area of interest to special librarians and information professionals, can be traced back a half-century. However, grey literature as a specialized field in information studies is less than a decade old. At GL’97 in Luxembourg, grey literature was redefined “as information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial...

Peering through the Review Process: Towards Transparency in Grey Literature

Dominic Farace
Now that grey literature is readily catalogued, referenced, cited, and openly accessible to subject based communities as well as net users, the claims that grey literature is unpublished or non-published have sufficiently been put to rest. However, now that grey literature has met these former challenges and entered mainstream publishing, it requires in the spirit of science to have a system in place for the quality control of its content. This new challenge has recently...

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...

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...

Linking full-text grey literature to underlying research and post-publication data: An Enhanced Publications Project 2011-2012

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Christiane Stock, Laurents Sesink & Debbie Rabina
This project seeks to circumvent the data vs. documents camp in the grey literature community by way of a middle ground provided through enhanced publications. Enhanced publications allow for a fuller understanding of the process in which data and information are used and applied in the generation of knowledge. The enhanced publication of grey literature precludes the idea of a random selection of data and information, and instead focuses on the human intervention in data-rich...

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,...

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...

Citation Analysis and Grey Literature: Stakeholders in the Grey Circuit

Joachim Schopfel, Christiane Stock, Dominic Farace & Jerry Frantzen
Co-authored together with Christiane Stock, Dominic Farace, and Jerry Frantzen. The goal of this research project is to learn more about the expanding field of information known as ‘grey literature’. Citation analysis allows one the possibility to follow the work of the authors in the GLConference series, as well as authors whom they have cited both in grey and commercial publishing. A further goal of this paper is to examine the value of the GL-...

OpenSIGLE, Home to GreyNet’s Research Community and its Grey Literature Collections: Initial Results and a Project Proposal

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Joachim Schopfel, Christiane Stock & Nathalie Henrot
Paper co-authored together with Frantzen J., Stock C., Henrot N., & Schöpfel, J. For the past 16 years, GreyNet has sought to serve researchers and authors in the field of grey literature. To further this end, GreyNet has signed on to the OpenSIGLE repository and in so doing seeks to preserve and make openly available research results originating in the International Conference Series on Grey Literature. GreyNet together with colleagues at INISTCNRS have designed the...

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

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...

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