publication . Conference object . 1998

The management of grey literature as a component of a library and information science curriculum

Aina, L. Olatokunbo (University of Botswana); GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1998
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : GreyNet, 1998
Abstract
A citation analysis of a sample of publications appearing in journals published in Africa in 1995 was carried out. The citation covered major disciplines in sciences, humanities, education, social sciences and librarianship. The study reveals that grey literature (GL) is used by researchers across the disciplines. Given the importance of GL to researchers in Africa, as well as the pervasive role internet can play in providing access to GL, a case is made for teaching the "management of GL " in library and information schools in Africa. It is hoped that Internet will make GL more available to researchers in Africa. The paper provides a course content that include...
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free text keywords: 05B - Information science, librarianship, Citation analysis, Africa, Education
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