Grey Literature - satellite meeting


23 August 2019


National Library of Greece, SMFCC: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Athens, Greece


Sponsored by: IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Co-sponsored by: IFLA National Libraries Section

Date: August 23, 2019 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Venue: National Library of Greece, SMFCC: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Athens, Greece

The Internet has dramatically altered how grey literature is defined. The importance, the availability, the access, and the types of grey literature have significantly increased since the days of keeping pamphlets and newspaper clippings in a vertical file. Deciding if a resource is commercially published or if it is grey literature has become more complex and requires judgement. Knowledge of a field of study is helpful in knowing where to find or to gain insight into grey literature. This satellite will address how libraries and others are meeting the challenges of grey literature. It will explore strategies for discovering and identifying grey literature; managing both the grey literature and its metadata; and ensuring the long term preservation of grey literature.

The meeting will cover the following topics:

Discovering and identifying grey literature within a particular field

Metadata for grey literature

Promoting and marketing grey literature

Institutional repositories and long-term preservation solutions

National libraries and grey literature

Data mining and grey literature

Research data and grey literature

Satellite Meeting, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Digital resources, Scholarly Communication

Last update: 7 January 2019