From Weimar to Maastricht and beyond : half a century with grey literature

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Chillag, J.P. (Leeds Methropolitan University) ; GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service (1994)
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : GreyNet, 1994
  • Subject: 05B - Information science, librarianship | British Library Document Supply Centre

Sketches the author's first encounter and his close association with grey literature over half a century. Gives the background to how the present British Library Document Supply Centre became the largest single centre for collecting grey literature is given. Starting from his links with he early days of EURATOM, some details of EUR document are explained, citing it also as an example on how grey literature becomes white. With another European Community example, the converse is shown with a drift from white to dark grey. Concludes with a brief description of the role Euro Information Centres play in helping business and industry with its need for often elusive grey European Community information and documentation. Includes: Conference preprint, Pratt student commentary XA International
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