6 Works

Grey Literature and Development: The Non-Governmental Organization in Action

Lynne Rudasill
Traditionally, the non-governmental organization working in the area of development has been viewed as a trusted source for research and information on specific topics and populations. With the advent of the World Wide Web, many of these organizations are working to make their expertise available to a large number of users. This preliminary study surveys non-governmental organizations working in several areas of health-related activity to ascertain what types of information they are making available on...

Eggs in One Basket: Security and Convenience of Digital Currencies

Charles M. Kahn, Francisco Rivadeneyra & Tsz-Nga Wong
Digital currencies store balances in anonymous electronic addresses. This paper analyzes the trade-offs between the safety and convenience of aggregating balances in addresses, electronic wallets and banks.

Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks: Shades of Grey

Joseph Lura
Geologic field trip guidebooks contain valuable information useful for both professional geologists and the general public, yet they exhibit various “shades of grey” when attempting to identify and access copies. They are produced by various groups, including governments, professional societies and associations, commercial publishers, and others. Each group presents different levels of difficulty in identifying and accessing related guidebooks. Research indicates that there are significant indexing gaps for guidebooks from trips held in North America,...

Teaching and Learning about Grey Literature

Lynne Rudasill

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...

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,...

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Utah State University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Houston
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Bank of Canada