Expanding the Horizon of Grey Literature

Conference object English OPEN
Mackenzie Owen, John (UvA) ; GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service (1998)
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : GreyNet, 1998
  • Subject: 05B - Information science, librarianship | Digital information networks

Grey literature - loosely defined as information distributed directly by its creator - is gaining importance due to the development of digital information networks. Individuals and organizations are using these networks, making vast amounts of information available on a global scale. The role and added value of traditional publishers and libraries is being questioned. Some argue that grey literature will become more important than published literature; others disagree. During the Third International Conference on Grey Literature, we shall reflect on the underlying developments, their effects on actors in the information chain, and the consequences for the future role of grey literature and for the grey literature professions. Finally, we shall discuss policy implications for the information society, notably in the context of the European Union. Includes : Conference preprint, Pratt student commentary XA International
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