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2022 Contribution to book Restricted

Persistent identifiers and Grey Literature: A PID Project and Greynet Use Case
Farace D., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Baars C.
Managing grey literature presents many challenges for libraries, from acquisitions to access. One way libraries can promote access to collected grey literature is through the assignment of persistent identifiers (PIDs) to them.Source: Managing grey literature : technical services perspectives, edited by Leonard, Michelle, 1968- editor. Thomas, Susan E. (Librarian), editor. Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (Organization), pp. 65, 2022

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2021 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

GreyGuide: an example of Open Access publishing in GL
Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Farace D.
The poster shows the goals achieved in the last 5 years, the progress, new features and new resources made available by GreyGuide in support of Open Access Publishing. In 2015, GreyNet International carried out an online survey among its stakeholders in order to determine their use of its sustained information resources. Now five years on, having benefited from technical developments, the migration of hundreds of metadata full-text records, and the addition of enriched fields and functionality, the GreyGuide offers GreyNet a testbed from which to map and measure its capacity in open access publishing. The population of this study is drawn from digital resources accessible via both the GreyGuide Portal and Repository.Source: Twenty-Second International Conference on Grey Literature "Applications of Grey Literature for Science and Society". CNR, Rome, pp. 135–135, Online Conference, 19/11/2020

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2020 Conference article Open Access OPEN

Accessgrey: securing open access to grey literature for science and society
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., De Robbio A., Cesarek A., De Blaaij C., Ikeda K., Crowe J.
Persistent identifiers such as a DOI1 for a publication and an ORCiD2 for an author/researcher can be approached from both the demand-side as well as supply-side of information. It appears however that the former attracts more attention. Here emphasis lies in the access to and preservation of research output. Yet, it is on the supply-side regarding the acquisition of research output that persistent identifiers may by the same token have influence in identifying and populating prospective data archives and repositories. This study will look at the influence persistent identifiers have in securing the acquisition of grey literature for public access. The goal of this project is twofold. First, to carry out a survey within the grey literature community as to the opinions, uses, and applications of persistent identifiers. And second, to initiate a project geared to populate a new collection housed in the GreyGuide Repository3 by using the DOI as an incentive. Resources in Grey Literature (RGL) is as a generic, multidisciplinary collection that will serve for this purpose. Using GreyNet's distribution channels and social media, stakeholders in the field of grey literature are invited to enter one or more of their publications in the RGL collection. Each new entry will receive a DOI minted by GreyNet International and further stored and preserved in the DataCite registry4. Also, a system generated citation will be added to each new entry in order to facilitate record use. The types of grey literature documents eligible for entry in the RGL collection are numerous5. Brief guidelines for record entry require that it be self-archived using the existing online-template and that both the metadata record and accompanying full-text document(s) are in English. An additional descriptive field does allow for entry in another language. And, a translation of the document can also be uploaded in the repository. Finally, it is understood that by submitting the metadata record and file(s), they become open access compliant under Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA6. The initial phase of the project commenced in April 2019 and closed in October 2019. Records harvested during this period along with the results of the survey will be analyzed in its second phase. In the final phase, the project's outcome will be published. Results should indicate whether the AccessGrey Project be extended to other collections in the GreyGuide, and if this project would be of value to other communities of practice in the field of grey literature.Source: 21st International Conference on Grey Literature: Open Science Encompasses New Forms of Grey Literature, GL 2019, pp. 89–96, Hannover, Germany, 22-23 October, 2019

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2020 Journal article Restricted

Data from "policy development for grey literature resources: An assessment of the pisa declaration"
Farace D., Savic D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C.
The data collected is based on the answers of 60 respondents to an online questionnaire. The respondents were among a controlled population of signatories, who endorsed the Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources published in English on May 16, 2014. Translations in 22 other languages have since appeared published and the Declaration remains online, open for endorsement. The dataset consists of responses to ten questions of which one allowed a single response, six allowed for multiple responses, and three were open-ended. All 10 questions invited additional comments. After two years from its initial publication, the survey sought to understand how important the organizational, educational, legal, financial, and technical points in the Pisa Declaration are to the respondent's organization, what additions and/or revisions deserve consideration, and did the respondent have an opportunity to promote public awareness to the Pisa Declaration. The data was collected over a 12-week period in 2016 via SurveyMonkey, where it remains stored along with a copy housed in the DANS Easy Archive. It's potential for reuse resides in its full open access compliance and lends itself to comparison with other Declarations published in the field of information. The reuse of the data may also be considered of value in leveraging information resources.Source: The Grey journal (Online) 16 (2020): 61–63. doi:10.17026/dans-xru-kbnd
DOI: 10.17026/dans-xru-kbnd

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2020 Journal article Restricted

Data from "GreyNet's capacity in open access publishing: mapping and measuring its digital trail via the GreyGuide portal and repository
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C.
GreyNet's web-access portal and repository is the GreyGuide - an internet resource that is fully open access compliant. Having benefited from technical developments, the migration of hundreds of metadata full-text records, and the addition of enriched fields and functionality since its launch, the GreyGuide now offers GreyNet1 a testbed from which to map and measure its capacity in open access publishing. The population of this study is drawn from digital resources accessible via the GreyGuide Portal and Repository . The selection is based on the criteria that GreyNet is the content provider, that they are open access compliant, that they are sustained information resources, and that there are available use statistics from which to draw upon. This study focusses on the open access to GreyNet's range of publications, where attention is drawn to the specific document types that meet the sampling criteria.Source: The Grey journal (Online) 16 (2020): 220–221.

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2020 Journal article Restricted

AccessGrey: securing open access to grey literature for science and society
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., De Robbio A., ?e?arek A., De Blaaij C., Ikeda K, Crowe J.
Persistent identifiers such as a DOI1 for a publication and an ORCiD2 for an author/researcher can be approached from both the demand-side as well as supply-side of information. It appears however that the former attracts more attention. Here emphasis lies in the access to and preservation of research output. Yet, it is on the supply-side regarding the acquisition of research output that persistent identifiers may by the same token have influence in identifying and populating prospective data archives and repositories. This study will look at the influence persistent identifiers have in securing the acquisition of grey literature for public access. The goal of this project is twofold. First, to carry out a survey within the grey literature community as to the opinions, uses, and applications of persistent identifiers. And second, to initiate a project geared to populate a new collection housed in the GreyGuide Repository3 by using the DOI as an incentive. Resources in Grey Literature (RGL) is as a generic, multidisciplinary collection that will serve for this purpose. Using GreyNet's distribution channels and social media, stakeholders in the field of grey literature are invited to enter one or more of their publications in the RGL collection. Each new entry will receive a DOI minted by GreyNet International and further stored and preserved in the DataCite registry . Also, a system generated citation will be added to each new entry in order to facilitate record use. The types of grey literature documents eligible for entry in the RGL collection are numerous . Brief guidelines for record entry require that it be self-archived using the existing online-template and that both the metadata record and accompanying full-text document(s) are in English. An additional descriptive field does allow for entry in another language. And, a translation of the document can also be uploaded in the repository. Finally, it is understood that by submitting the metadata record and file(s), they become open access compliant under Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA. The initial phase of the project commenced in April 2019 and closed in October 2019. Records harvested during this period along with the results of the survey will be analyzed in its second phase. In the final phase, the project's outcome will be published. Results should indicate whether the AccessGrey Project be extended to other collections in the GreyGuide, and if this project would be of value to other communities of practice in the field of grey literature.Source: The Grey journal (Online) 16 (2020): 153–159.

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2019 Conference article Open Access OPEN

Semantic query analysis from the global science gateway
Goggi S., Pardelli G., Bartolini R., Monachini M., Biagioni S., Carlesi C.
We focused on building a corpus constituted by the query logs registered by the GreyGuide: Repository and Portal to Good Practices and Resources in Grey Literature and received by the WorldWideScience.org (The Global Science Gateway) portal.Source: GL20 - Twentieth International Conference on Grey Literature: Research Data Fuels and Sustains Grey Literature, pp. 105–113, New Orleans, USA, 3-4 December 2018

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2019 Journal article Open Access OPEN

Semantic Query Analysis from the Global Science Gateway
Goggi S., Pardelli G., Bartolini R., Monachini M., Biagioni S., Carlesi C.
Nowadays web portals play an essential role in searching and retrieving information in the several fields of knowledge: they are ever more technologically advanced and designed for supporting the storage of a huge amount of information in natural language originating from the queries launched by users worldwide. Given this scenario, we focused on building a corpus constituted by the query logs registered by the GreyGuide: Repository and Portal to Good Practices and Resources in Grey Literature and received by the WorldWideScience.org (The Global Science Gateway) portal: the aim is to retrieve information related to social media which as of today represent a considerable source of data more and more widely used for research ends.Source: The Grey journal (Print) 15 (2019): 147–155.

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2019 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

GreyGuide: Research and Knowledge Sharing in the Field of Grey Literature - 2013-2019
Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Farace D.
The GreyGuide-Repository and Portal to Good Practices and Resources in Grey Literature was launched in 2013 as a collaborative effort between GreyNetInternational and CNR-ISTI, Pisa,Italy. Objective: To manage Open Source Repositories and provide a unique resource in the field of grey literature that is long awaited and which responds to the information needs of a diverse, international grey literature community adhering to Open Science guiding principles. Ongoing Activity: - Grey Guide Portal managing and upgrading; - GreyForum Series enabling access to material produced by the speakers; - DOI metadata field for GL-Conference Papers and RGL documents in the GreyGuide Repository; - Access GreyProject.Source: GL21 - Twentieth-First International Conference on Grey Literature "Open Science Encompasses New Forms of Grey Literature"., pp. 74–74, German National Library of Science and Technology, Hannover, Germany, October 22-23, 2019

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2019 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

AccessGrey: Securing Open Access to Grey Literature for Science and Society
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C.
Persistent identifiers such as a DOI for a publication and an ORCiD for an author/researcher can be approached from both the demand-side as well as supply-side of information. It appears however that the former attracts more attention. Here emphasis lies in the access to and preservation of research output. Yet, it is on the supply-side regarding the acquisition of research output that persistent identifiers may by the same token have influence in identifying and populating prospective data archives and repositories. This study will look at the influence persistent identifiers have in securing the acquisition of grey literature for public access. The goal of this project is twofold. First, to carry out a survey within the grey literature community as to the opinions, uses, and applications of persistent identifiers. And second, to initiate a project geared to populate a new collection housed in the GreyGuide Repository by using the DOI as an incentive. Resources in Grey Literature (RGL) is as a generic, multidisciplinary collection that will serve for this purpose. Using GreyNet's distribution channels and social media, stakeholders in the field of grey literature are invited to enter one or more of their publications in the RGL collection. Each new entry will receive a DOI minted by GreyNet International and further stored and preserved in the DataCite registry. Also, a system generated citation will be added to each new entry in order to facilitate record use. The types of grey literature documents eligible for entry in the RGL collection are numerous and can be found at http://www.greynet.org/greysourceindex/documenttypes.html. Brief guidelines for record entry require that it be self-archived using the existing online template and that both the metadata record and accompanying full-text document(s) are in English. An additional descriptive field does allow for entry in another language. And, a translation of the document can also be uploaded in the repository. Finally, it is understood that by submitting the metadata record and file(s), they become open access compliant under Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA. The initial phase of the project commences in April 2019 and closes in September 2019. Records harvested during this period along with the results of the survey will be analyzed in its second phase. In the final phase, the project's outcome will be published. Results should indicate whether the AccessGrey Project be extended to other collections in the GreyGuide, and if this project would be of value to other communities of practice in the field of grey literature.Source: GL21 - Twentieth-First International Conference on Grey Literature "Open Science Encompasses New Forms of Grey Literature", pp. 34–41, German National Library of Science and Technology, Hannover, Germany, October 22-23, 2019

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2019 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

Research and knowledge sharing in the field of Grey Literature - 2013 - 2019
Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Farace D.
The GreyGuide - Repository and Portal to Good Practices and Resources in Grey Literature was launched in 2013 as a collaborative effort between GreyNet International and ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy. This year GreyGuide celebrates 6 years of work aimed at achieving results in line with the needs of the scientific community. GreyGuide is in continuous evolution both as regards the repository and the portal and will come to serve as GreyNet's web access portal. The GreyGuide manages Open Source Repositories and provides a unique resource in the field of grey literature that is long awaited and which responds to the information needs of a diverse, international grey literature community adhering to Open Science guiding principles. This year activities dealing with the GreyGuide have focused on oupgrading the new version of its Portal; omanaging and upgrading teh portal for the GreyForum Series enabling access to material produced by the speakers; oincluding an ORCID metadata field in the BIO Collection in the GreyGuide Repository; oincluding a DOI metadata field for GL-Conference Papers and RGL Resources in Grey Literaure in the GreyGuide Repository; oAccessGrey Project. GreyGuide is GreyNet's Web Access Portal and Repository With the recent addition of the RGL Collection (Resources in Grey Literature), the acquisition of generic, multidisciplinary, and diverse grey literature documents types is underway. Each new metadata, full-text record is assigned a DOI and system generated citation.Source: Twentieth-First International Conference on Grey Literature "Open Science Encompasses New Forms of Grey Literature"., pp. 74–74, German National Library of Science and Technology, Hannover, Germany, October 22-23, 2019

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2018 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

Semantic query analysis from the global science gateway
Goggi S., Pardelli G., Bartolini R., Monachini M., Biagioni S., Carlesi C.
We focused on building a corpus constituted by the query logs registered by the GreyGuide: Repository and Portal to Good Practices and Resources in Grey Literature and received by the WorldWideScience.org (The Global Science Gateway) portal: the aim is to retrieve information related to social media which as of today represent a considerable source of data more and more widely used for research ends. This project includes eight months of query logs3 registered between July 2017 and February 2018 for a total of 445,827 queries. The analysis mainly concentrates on the semantics of the queries received from the portal clients: it is a process of information retrieval from a rich digital catalogue whose language is dynamic, is evolving and follows - as well as reflects - the cultural changes of our modern society.Source: Twentieth International Conference on Grey Literature "Research Data Fuels and Sustains Grey Literature", pp. 93–95, New Orleans, USA (Loyola University), December 3-4, 2018

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2018 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

GreyGuide 2013-2018: five years of collaborative effort sharing knowledge and data on grey literature
Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Farace D.
The GreyGuide was launched in 2013 as a collaborative effort between GreyNet International and CNR-ISTI (Networked Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory (NeMIS-Lab), Pisa, Italy. In 2018 GreyGuide celebrates 5 years of work aimed at achieving results in line with the needs of a diverse, international grey literature community adhering to Open Science guiding principles. The GreyGuide provides a unique resource in the field of grey literature that is long awaited and is in continuous evolution both as regards the repository and the portal and will come to serve as GreyNet's web access portal.Source: Twentieth International Conference on Grey Literature "Research Data Fuels and Sustains Grey Literature"., pp. 81–81, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA, 03-04 December 2018

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2018 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

GreyGuide Repository and Portal: Advancements and Impact Assessment 5 Years on!
Farace D., Biagioni S., Carlesi C.
In 2013, GreyNet International and the Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy began work on the construction of the GreyGuide repository, which would house works of good practice in the field of grey literature. This joint venture soon expanded and came to also serve as GreyNet's Web Access Portal. Now five years on ISTI-CNR - the service provider and GreyNet International - a content provider openly discuss their return on investments in human and information resources. The presentation concludes with an impact assessment and further course of action.Source: 11th Conference on Grey Literature and Repositories, National Library of Technology, Prague, CZ, 24/10/2018

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2017 Conference article Open Access OPEN

Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources: An Assessment of the Pisa Declaration
Savic D., Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Gruttemeier H., Stock C.
In the spring of 2014, a workshop took place at the Italian National Council of Research in Pisa1. The topic of this event dealt with policy development for grey literature resources. Some seventy participants from nine countries took an active part in the workshop - the outcome of which produced what is today known as the Pisa Declaration2. This fifteen point document arising from the input of those who attended the workshop sought to provide a roadmap that would help to serve diverse communities involved in research, publication and the management of grey literature both in electronic and print formats. The Pisa Declaration has been translated and published in some twenty languages. They are all accessible online via the GreyGuide Repository3 and Portal4. Currently, 140 information professionals from renowned organizations worldwide have endorsed this document5. In an effort to assess the impact that the Pisa Declaration has had during the last two years on the policy development for grey literature resources, an online survey among those who endorsed the document was carried out and their responses were analysed. Descriptive statistics and short summaries are used to describe the basic features of the data collected. They are combined with simple graphics that offer easier visual representation of the results achieved. Specific results of the survey analysis indicate those points in the Pisa Declaration that in varying degrees are of relevance and importance to grey literature, as well as points that need further attention and work. Although integral part of library and information management practice grey literature has its own peculiarities and needs that require special attention in order to reach its deserved level of importance in today's research and other activities.Source: GL18 - Eighteenth International Conference on Grey Literature: Leveraging Diversity in Grey Literature., pp. 97–108, New York, USA, 28-29 November 2016

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2016 Conference article Restricted

Leveraging Grey Literature - Capitalizing on Value and the Return on Investment: A Cumulative Case Study.
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Stock C.
Leveraging grey literature not only seeks to capitalize on its value for science and the public good, but also anticipates a return on investments in some measure. In an attempt to assess GreyNet's return on investment in grey literature, this study identifies and reviews efforts made to leverage its own information products and services, since its relaunch in 2003. The method of approach is a cumulative case study from 2003 onwards of a select number of information products and services provided by GreyNet. Each were introduced to serve the interests of the grey literature community and their production and supply remain sustained. The first step in the study provides a brief description of GreyNet's types of stakeholders and the nine selected resources intended to serve the grey literature community. Available statistics and data corresponding to the resources are also incorporated here. The second step is the design and implementation of an online survey among GreyNet stakeholders in an effort to determine their involvement. And, in the third and final step an analysis is carried out as to the observed uses of the information resources in step one with the results of the survey conducted among GreyNet stakeholders in step two. Results from this study seek to establish an accepted level of disparity among the intended purposes, observed uses, and the involvement of stakeholders. The outcome hopes to better enable GreyNet to leverage its information resources - ensuring its positional advantage and enabling it to function more effectively.Source: Seventeenth International Conference on Grey Literature. A New Wave of Textual and Non-Textual Grey Literature, pp. 165–173, Amsterdam, NL, 1-2 December 2015

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2016 Journal article Restricted

Leveraging Grey Literature - Capitalizing on Value and the Return on Investment: A Cumulative Case Study
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Stock C.
Leveraging grey literature not only seeks to capitalize on its value for science and the public good, but also anticipates a return on investments in some measure. In an attempt to assess GreyNet's return on investment in grey literature, this study identifies and reviews efforts made to leverage its own information products and services, since its relaunch in 2003. The method of approach is a cumulative case study from 2003 onwards of a select number of information products and services provided by GreyNet. Each were introduced to serve the interests of the grey literature community and their production and supply remain sustained. The first step in the study provides a brief description of GreyNet's types of stakeholders and the nine selected resources intended to serve the grey literature community. Available statistics and data corresponding to the resources are also incorporated here. The second step is the design and implementation of an online survey among GreyNet stakeholders in an effort to determine their involvement. And, in the third and final step an analysis is carried out as to the observed uses of the information resources in step one with the results of the survey conducted among GreyNet stakeholders in step two. Results from this study seek to establish an accepted level of disparity among the intended purposes, observed uses, and the involvement of stakeholders. The outcome hopes to better enable GreyNet to leverage its information resources - ensuring its positional advantage and enabling it to function more effectively.Source: The Grey journal (Print) 12 (2016): 26–34.

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2016 Contribution to conference Open Access OPEN

Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources: An Assessment of the Pisa Declaration
Savic D., Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Gruttemeier H., Stock C.
In the spring of 2014, a workshop took place at the Italian National Council of Research in Pisa1. The topic of this event dealt with policy development for grey literature resources. Some seventy participants from nine countries took an active part in the workshop - the outcome of which produced what is today known as the Pisa Declaration2. This fifteen point document arising from the input of those who attended the workshop sought to provide a roadmap that would help to serve diverse communities involved in research, publication and the management of grey literature both in electronic and print formats. Two years on, the Pisa Declaration has been translated and published in some twenty languages - all of which are online accessible via the GreyGuide Repository3 and Portal4. Currently, 140 information professionals from renown organizations worldwide have endorsed this document5. In an effort to assess the impact that the Pisa Declaration has had on the policy development for grey literature resources, an online survey among those who endorsed the document will be carried out and their responses will be analyzed. Specific results of the survey should indicate those points in the document that in varying degrees have been implemented since its publication, as well as points that should now be added or which are in need of amendment. The results of the survey and its content analysis should further indicate the overall relevance of the Pisa Declaration and its impact on this field of library and information practice. There are no direct costs associated with this study. Each of the partners is committed to allocate human and material resources needed to carry out his/her related tasks. In the spring of 2014, a workshop took place at the Italian National Council of Research in Pisa1. The topic of this event dealt with policy development for grey literature resources. Some seventy participants from nine countries took an active part in the workshop - the outcome of which produced what is today known as the Pisa Declaration2. This fifteen point document arising from the input of those who attended the workshop sought to provide a roadmap that would help to serve diverse communities involved in research, publication and the management of grey literature both in electronic and print formats. Two years on, the Pisa Declaration has been translated and published in some twenty languages - all of which are online accessible via the GreyGuide Repository3 and Portal4. Currently, 140 information professionals from renown organizations worldwide have endorsed this document5. In an effort to assess the impact that the Pisa Declaration has had on the policy development for grey literature resources, an online survey among those who endorsed the document will be carried out and their responses will be analyzed. Specific results of the survey should indicate those points in the document that in varying degrees have been implemented since its publication, as well as points that should now be added or which are in need of amendment. The results of the survey and its content analysis should further indicate the overall relevance of the Pisa Declaration and its impact on this field of library and information practice. There are no direct costs associated with this study. Each of the partners is committed to allocate human and material resources needed to carry out his/her related tasks.Source: Eighteenth International Conference on Grey Literature: Leveraging Diversity in Grey Literature, pp. 54–56, New York, USA, 28-29 November 2016

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2015 Journal article Restricted

GreyGuide, GreyNet's web access portal and lobby for change in Grey Literature
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Ponti R., Stock C.
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 in line with its fourfold mission dedicated to research, publication, open access, and education in the field of grey literature. In the process of coordinating and facilitating the work of these new committees, it became clear that a multitude of web-based content, which is currently maintained on GreyNet's website and conference site- accessible on diverse webpages in PDFG format - could better be made accessible via a web portal. This would allow for browse, search, and retrieval across collections. The GreyGuide was tested for this purpose and it was then decided to select and migrate content to the GreyGuide. While the web origins of three such collections were soon identified - namely, the GreySource Index, Who's Who in Grey Literature, Conference Proposals issuing from the GL-Series - still other collections, resources, and in-house publications would also deserve future consideration. The work of defining the metadata for these collections, their subsequent data entry, and additional cross-linking indicate the work that will be undertaken during the months leading up GL16. It was anticipated that just as GL15 provided the occasion for the launch of the GreyGuide Repository, GL16 would demonstrate its enhanced function as a web access portal. From the perspective of the GreyGuide, this paper renders an ongoing log, while from the perspective of GreyNet it renders a case study in innovative change in management of information resources.Source: The Grey journal (Print) 11 (2015): 25–31.

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2015 Conference article Restricted

GreyGuide, GreyNet's web access portal and lobby for change in grey literature
Farace D., Frantzen J., Biagioni S., Carlesi C., Ponti R., Stock C.
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, and education in the field of grey literature. In the process of coordinating and facilitating the work of these new committees, it became clear that a multitude of web-based content that is currently maintained on GreyNet's website and conference site - accessible on diverse webpages in PDF format - could better be made accessible via a web portal. This would allow for browse, search, and retrieval across resources and collections. The GreyGuide was tested for this purpose and it was then decided to select from GreyNet's range of content and commence with migration to the GreyGuide. While the web origins of three such collections were soon identified - namely, the GreySource Index1, Who's Who in Grey Literature2, and Conference Proposals issuing from the GL-Series - still other collections, resources, and in-house publications would also deserve future consideration. The work of defining the metadata for these collections, their subsequent data entry, and additional cross-linking indicated the work that was to be undertaken during the months leading up to GL16. It was anticipated that just as GL15 provided the occasion for the launch of the GreyGuide Repository, GL16 would demonstrate its enhanced function as a web access portal. From the perspective of the GreyGuide, this paper renders an ongoing log, while from the perspective of GreyNet it renders a case study in innovative change in the management of information resources.Source: GL16 - Sixteenth International Conference on Grey Literature Grey Literature, pp. 147–153, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, 8-9 December 2014

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