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2020 Conference object 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

See at: ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2019 Conference object 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

See at: ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2019 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 Conference object 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

See at: greyguide.isti.cnr.it Open Access | ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2019 Conference object 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

See at: ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2018 Conference object 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

See at: greyguide.isti.cnr.it Open Access | ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2018 Conference object 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

See at: greyguide.isti.cnr.it Open Access | ISTI Repository Open Access | ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2018 Conference object 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

See at: ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access | www.nusl.cz Open Access


2018 Article Open Access OPEN

Grey Literature and Research Assessment Exercises: From the Current Criteria to the Open Science models
Giannini S., Deluca R., Molino A., Biagioni S.
In the recent years the application of strategies, procedures and tools to evaluate the research have become subject of interest and their application is currently matter of discussion. The assessment exercises are regulated at national level and are carried out in different European countries such as France, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. In Italy the first research assessment exercise has been legislated in 2003 and entrusted to a specific Committee named Comitato di Indirizzo per la Valutazione della Ricerca (CIVR)1. Three years later the CIVR and other committees have been replaced by a specific Agency named Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR). This Agency, set up at the end of 2006, aims to «...rationalize the system of assessment of the quality of Universities, state and private Research Institutions beneficiary of public funds...» « The results of these activities managed by ANVUR represent a criteria to assign the state funds to Universities and Research Institutions». It is not hard to imagine that the effects of this type of exercise has a strong political implication and determines a significant economic impact on the future of Universities and Research Institutions. The debate concerning the adopted methods and critical aspects about the assessment exercises is studied thoroughly at international level. At the present time, ANVUR has completed two evaluation exercises of the quality of the research named Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR): the first one spans the years 2004 - 2010; the second from 2011 to 2014. The work analyzes the environment of VQR in order to understand the organizational set-up, the operational models, the scientific areas involved in the process, the selection and evaluation criteria and indicators of the research products. The work looks at the environment of VQR in order to understand the organizational set-up, the operational models, the scientific Areas involved in the process and the selection and evaluation criteria of the research products. More in detail, our work analyzes and compares the evaluation exercises conducted in Italy with the aim of verifying if and how Grey Literature is involved in the research evaluation processes. The article checked the types of products admissible for the research assessment and those actually presented by the researchers of Universities and Research Institutions. We measured the products from a quantitative point of view and observed their ramification in the different disciplinary fields rather than their transformation during the period of time taken into consideration. At the same time, we focused on the Open Science movement in order to understand what could be its role within the research assessment exercises and how it could affect the future of scholarly scientific communication.Source: The Grey journal (Print) 14 (2018): 55–68.

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2018 Conference object Open Access OPEN

Grey Literature and Research Assessment Exercises: from the current criteria to the open science models
Giannini S., Deluca R., Molino A., Biagioni S.
In the recent years the application of strategies, procedures and tools to evaluate the research have become subject of interest and their application is currently matter of discussion. The assessment exercises are regulated at national level and are carried out in different European countries such as France, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. In Italy the first research assessment exercise has been legislated in 2003 and entrusted to a specific Committee named Comitato di Indirizzo per la Valutazione della Ricerca (CIVR)1. Three years later the CIVR and other committees have been replaced by a specific Agency named Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR). This Agency, set up at the end of 2006, aims to «...rationalize the system of assessment of the quality of Universities, state and private Research Institutions beneficiary of public funds...» « The results of these activities managed by ANVUR represent a criteria to assign the state funds to Universities and Research Institutions». It is not hard to imagine that the effects of this type of exercise has a strong political implication and determines a significant economic impact on the future of Universities and Research Institutions. The debate concerning the adopted methods and critical aspects about the assessment exercises is studied thoroughly at international level. At the present time, ANVUR has completed two evaluation exercises of the quality of the research named Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR): the first one spans the years 2004 - 2010; the second from 2011 to 2014. The work analyzes the environment of VQR in order to understand the organizational set-up, the operational models, the scientific areas involved in the process, the selection and evaluation criteria and indicators of the research products. The work looks at the environment of VQR in order to understand the organizational set-up, the operational models, the scientific Areas involved in the process and the selection and evaluation criteria of the research products. More in detail, our work analyzes and compares the evaluation exercises conducted in Italy with the aim of verifying if and how Grey Literature is involved in the research evaluation processes. The article checked the types of products admissible for the research assessment and those actually presented by the researchers of Universities and Research Institutions. We measured the products from a quantitative point of view and observed their ramification in the different disciplinary fields rather than their transformation during the period of time taken into consideration. At the same time, we focused on the Open Science movement in order to understand what could be its role within the research assessment exercises and how it could affect the future of scholarly scientific communication.Source: 19th International Conference on Grey Literature: Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature, GL 2017; National Research Council of Italy, CNRRome; Italy; 23, pp. 11–25, Roma, Italy, 23-24 October 2017

See at: ceur-ws.org Open Access | ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2017 Conference object Restricted

A terminological "journey" in the Grey Literature domain
Bartolini R., Pardelli G., Goggi S., Giannini S., Biagioni S.
The work analyzes a corpus constituted of the entire amount of full research papers published in the GL conference series over a time-span of more than one decade (2003-2014) with the aim of creating a terminological map of relevant words in the various GL research topics. "... corpora used to extract terminological units can be further investigated to find semantic and conceptual information on terms or to represent conceptual relationships between terms. (Bourigault D. et al., 2001). Another interesting inquiry is the terminology used in the GL conferences for describing the types of documents which can be detected (Pej?ová P. et al., 2012).Source: Eighteenth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL18) : Leveraging Diversity in Grey Literature, pp. 117–130, New York, US, November 28-29, 2016

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2017 Conference object 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

See at: ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access | puma.isti.cnr.it Open Access


2017 Article Restricted

A terminological "journey" in the Grey Literature domain
Bartolini R., Pardelli G., Goggi S., Giannini S., Biagioni S.
"It is by means of terms that the expert usually transfer their knowledge and again through terms scientific communication reaches the highest effectiveness. Therefore we can assert that terminology - in the sense of a set of representative and domain-specific units - is necessary for representing and connecting specialized fields as well as any attempt to represent and/or transfer scientific knowledge requires, more or less extensively, the use of terminology." (Cabré, 2000). "When we read the articles or papers of a particular domain, we can recognize some lexical items in the texts as technical terms. In a domain where new knowledge is generated, new terms are constantly created to fulfill the needs of the domain, while others become obsolete. In addition, existing terms may undergo changes of meaning..." (Kageura K., 1998/1999). Specialized lexicons are made up of the terms which are specific to each field of knowledge, «a subset which is distinct but not separated from the common language» (Cassese, 1992): it is usually difficult to extract the relevant domain-specific terminology, meaning to discern terms which belong to a specialized glossary from those belonging to the common dictionary. The interest in the study of terminology and the "truth" contained in the above definitions has led us to make a "journey" in the Grey Literature (GL) domain in order to offer an overall vision on the terms used and the links between them. Within this scenario, the work analyzes a corpus constituted of the entire amount of full research papers published in the GL conference series over a time-span of more than one decade (2003-2014) with the aim of creating a terminological map of relevant words in the various GL research topics. "... corpora used to extract terminological units can be further investigated to find semantic and conceptual information on terms or to represent conceptual relationships between terms. (Bourigault D. et al., 2001). Another interesting inquiry is the terminology used in the GL conferences for describing the types of documents which can be detected (Pej?ová P. et al., 2012).Source: The Grey journal (Print) 13 (2017): 41–53.

See at: CNR ExploRA Restricted | www.greynet.org Restricted


2017 Article Restricted

Grey Literature Citations in the age of Digital Repositories and Open Access
Giannini S., Biagioni S., Goggi S., Pardelli G.
The work measures grey citations in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 and then describes the features of GL documents cited in different areas of knowledge: Computational Linguistics, Computer Science and Engineering. With the aim of surveying a wide and varied range of resources, we selected a sample data based on the bibliographical references of articles contained in four journals - all indexed by Scopus Citation Database and ISI Web of Science, with an Impact Factor (IF) over the last three years - and two proceedings of international conferences held in 2012 and 2014.Source: The Grey journal (Print) 13 (2017): 23–31.

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2017 Conference object Open Access OPEN

Grey Literature and Research Assessment exercises: from the current criteria to the Open Science models
Giannini S., Deluca R., Molino A., Biagioni S.
In the recent years the application of strategies, procedures and tools to evaluate the research have become subject of interest and their application is currently matter of discussion. The assessment exercises are regulated at national level and are carried out in different European countries such as France, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. In Italy the first research assessment exercise has been legislated in 2003 and entrusted to a specific Committee named Comitato di Indirizzo per la Valutazione della Ricerca (CIVR)1. Three years later the CIVR and other committees have been replaced by a specific Agency named Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR). This Agency, set up at the end of 2006, aims to «...rationalize the system of assessment of the quality of Universities, state and private Research Institutions beneficiary of public funds...» « The results of these activities managed by ANVUR represent a criteria to assign the state funds to Universities and Research Institutions». It is not hard to imagine that the effects of this type of exercise has a strong political implication and determines a significant economic impact on the future of Universities and Research Institutions. The debate concerning the adopted methods and critical aspects about the assessment exercises is studied thoroughly at international level. At the present time, ANVUR has completed two evaluation exercises of the quality of the research named Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca (VQR): the first one spans the years 2004 - 2010; the second from 2011 to 2014. The work analyzes the environment of VQR in order to understand the organizational set-up, the operational models, the scientific areas involved in the process, the selection and evaluation criteria and indicators of the research products. The work looks at the environment of VQR in order to understand the organizational set-up, the operational models, the scientific Areas involved in the process and the selection and evaluation criteria of the research products. More in detail, our work analyzes and compares the evaluation exercises conducted in Italy with the aim of verifying if and how Grey Literature is involved in the research evaluation processes. The article checked the types of products admissible for the research assessment and those actually presented by the researchers of Universities and Research Institutions. We measured the products from a quantitative point of view and observed their ramification in the different disciplinary fields rather than their transformation during the period of time taken into consideration. At the same time, we focused on the Open Science movement in order to understand what could be its role within the research assessment exercises and how it could affect the future of scholarly scientific communication.Source: Nineteenth International Conference on Grey Literature, pp. 17–22, Rome, Italy, 23-24 October 2017

See at: greyguide.isti.cnr.it Open Access | ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2017 Conference object Open Access OPEN

OpenAIRE: The OpenScience European Infrastructure
Artini M., Atzori C., Baglioni M., Bardi A., Biagioni S., De Bonis M., Dell'Amico A., La Bruzzo S., Manghi P.
OpenAIRE , the point of reference for Open Access in Europe, is now addressing the problem of enabling the Open Science paradigm. To this aim it will provide services to: (i) overcome the limits of today's scientific communication landscape, by allowing research communities and the relative e-infrastructures to fully publish, interlink, package and reuse their research artefacts (e.g. literature, data, and software) and their funding grants within the European and global ecosystem as supported/promoted by OpenAIRE, (ii) enable end-users (e.g. researchers, funder officers) to search and consult a rich and up-to-date knowledge graph of research results and (iii) enable scientific and educational information repositories and publishers to subscribe and be notified of changes in the OpenAIRE knowledge graph. These combined actions will bring long-term and immediate benefits to research communities, research organisations, repository managers, and funders by affecting the way research results are disseminated and reused. On the one hand, publishing the interlinked and packaged research literature, data and software via OpenAIRE drives research communities to an Open Science transition in a consistent and interoperable fashion. On the other hand, the resulting infrastructure concretely enables the construction of Open Science oriented services, supporting practices such as machine-assisted research reproducibility and evaluation.Source: Nineteenth International Conference on Grey Literature - Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature, pp. 13–13, Roma, CNR, 23-24 October 2017
Project(s): OpenAIRE-Advance via OpenAIRE

See at: greyguide.isti.cnr.it Open Access | ISTI Repository Open Access | CNR ExploRA Open Access


2017 Conference object Open Access OPEN

Grey Guide: a community driven open resource project in Grey Literature
Biagioni S., Giannini S.
In December 2013, the GreyGuide Project was formerly launched as an online forum and repository of good practice in grey literature. 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. As GreyNet's web access Portal, the GreyGuide now provides a wealth of content that was previously either confined to web pages or was only in-house accessible.Source: COAR2017 - COAR Annual Meeting, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy, 8-10 May 2017

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2016 Conference object 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 Conference object Restricted

Grey Literature citations in the age of Digital Repositories and Open Access
Giannini S., Biagioni S., Goggi S., Pardelli G.
The work measures grey citations in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 and then describes the features of GL documents cited in different areas of knowledge: Computational Linguistics, Computer Science and Engineering. With the aim of surveying a wide and varied range of resources, we selected a sample data based on the bibliographical references of articles contained in four journals - all indexed by Scopus Citation Database and ISI Web of Science, with an Impact Factor (IF) over the last three years - and two proceedings of international conferences held in 2012 and 2014.Source: Seventeenth International Conference on Grey Literature : A New Wave of Textual and Non-Textual Grey literature, pp. 137–145, Amsterdam, NL, 1-2 December 2015

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2016 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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