10 Works

Grey communities: An empirical study on databases and repositories

Helene Prost & Joachim Schopfel
The paper explores grey communities outside the Grey Literature Network Service (GreyNet) and identifies potential members for GreyNet. GreyNet can be compared to a Learned Society specialised in grey literature as a particular field of library and information sciences (LIS). Its relevance is related to its capacity to enforce the terminology and definition of grey literature in LIS research and publications, and its impact and outreach can be assessed through the proportion of experts dealing...

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...

A study of teachers and researchers practices with digital documents - grey or not

Céline Bourasseau & Cedric Dumas
Large-scale consumers of information such as lecturers and researchers have nowadays widely adopted the digital document. These professionals cannot suffice with disaggregate data but instead need full text documents. These documents include the research production of their colleagues and the teaching resources designed both within and outside their institution – be they commercially published or not. The main source of information for these professionals is the Internet, which has become a victim of its own...

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...

Usage of grey literature in open archives: state of the art and empirical results

Joachim Schopfel & Helene 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...


Thomas Dutoit, Aleksander Kopka & Katarzyna Szopa

Grisemine, a digital library of grey university literature

Marie-France Claerebout
The progressive change from printed to digital support, induced by the policy of the commercial publishers, is likely to reduce little by little our university library to being a passive relay, and consequently to question our existence in the circuit of the dissemination of scientific information. Our survival depends on our capacity of adaptation. That is why we chose to create without delay our own digital library of grey literature, Grisemine, and to transpose our...

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...

Towards a Prague Definition of Grey Literature

Joachim Schopfel
The most common definition of grey literature, the so-called ‘Luxembourg definition’, was discussed and approved during the 3rd International Conference on Grey Literature in 1997. In 2004, at the 6th International Conference on Grey literature in New York City, a postscript was added. The main characteristic of this definition is its economic perspective on grey literature, based on business, publishing and distribution models of the disappearing Gutenberg galaxy. With the changing research environment and new...

Vatic Environmentalism: Orphic Aesthetics and Ecological Justice

Courbot Leo

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Text


  • University of Lille
  • Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
  • GreyNet International
  • University of Silesia