GL11 Conference Themes ·Impact of Grey Literature on Net Citizens ·Uses and Applications of Subject based Grey Literature ·Grey Literature Repositories ·Open Access to Grey Resources
Eleventh Int. Conference on Grey Literature, Library of Congress, 14-15 December 2009
The Grey Journal, National Prize Winner 2008
Victorine van Schaick Medallion
The Victorine van Schaick Prize 2008 awarded by the NVB, Netherlands Association for Library, Information and Knowledge Professionals was presented to TGJ's Journal Editor during the opening of this year's Online Conference Netherlands in the Amsterdam RAI. As journal editor, I am both appreciative to the jury in their unanimous decision and to the various stakeholders who have contributed to the success of this journal. Namely, the Associate Editors, Technical Editor, Corporate Authors, Licensing Agent, and more than 100 authors who have published in The Grey Journal since its launch in 2005.
The Victorine van Schaick Prize was first awarded 30 years ago. Various types of publications in the field of library and information both in print and electronic formats are eligible for the national competition. Among the criteria stipulated in judging submissions include that the publication deal with a new subject area or demonstrate a new approach; that the publication speak to a broad group of professionals; and that it's language, style, and appearance lend to readership.
The Grey Journal was launched four years ago as the flagship for the grey literature community. Since then, it has found its way in course syllabi for schools and colleges of library and information studies as well as citation indexes. One of the initial goals of TGJ was "to make grey literature more visible". Recognition by the NVB will certainly help further this goal.
Dominic J. Farace, Journal Editor
April 14, 2008
Information for Practice (IP) edited by Professor Gary Holden,New York University; Silver School of Social Work has been voted GreySource Frontrunner 2008. In total, fifty-five ballots were cast for 6 of the 70+ web resources and collections indexed in GreySource. IP’s mission is to help social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news regarding the profession and emerging scholarship. Prof. Holden will receive a two-day pass for the Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature. His work on “Information for Practice” is truly an example of best practice in the field of grey literature.http://www.nyu.edu/socialwork/ip/
UNO NOW OFFERS AN ACCREDITED COURSE ON 'GREY LITERATURE'
The University of New Orleans (UNO) has approved a proposal by GreyNet that will offer this fall semester a distance education course for undergraduate/graduate students. GreyNet hopes that such an endeavor will provide new avenues for young researchers to enter and concentrate on this field of information. The structure of distance education allows that the various stakeholders need not be physically present within one academic institution, but instead are brought together in a joint venture; one that guarantees students access to courseware, qualified instruction, and course credit. A course syllabus and an e-reader with full-texts available in the LISTA-FT database have been drafted and will be implemented during the fall semester 2007. Those interested to enroll in this course and who are not UNO students, please contact Mr. Brain McDonald at (+1 504 280-7114) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be pleased to "fast track" you through the registration process.
Co-Recipients GreyNet Award 2007
Todd A. Chavez, Anna H. Perrault, and Pete Reehling; University of South Florida and Courtney Crummett; National Library of Medicine, USA are co-recipients of the GreyNet Award 2007. This award is in recognition for their contribution to the field of grey literature over the past year. Nominations for the GreyNet Award are based on (1) Results from the GL8 Participant Evaluation Forms, (2) Publication of the authors’ full-text paper titled "The Impact of Grey Literature in Advancing Global Karst Research: An Information Needs Assessment for a Globally Distributed Interdisciplinary Community" in the GL8 Conference Proceedings, (3) Selection and publication of the author’s conference paper as a journal article, whereby research results originating in the GL Conference Series are exported and become accessible via other information and publishing channels, (4) Prior history of the authors on the topic of grey literature, and (5) Willingness to attend the GreyNet Award Dinner in order to personally receive the honor. This year’s GreyNet Award Dinner will be held on December 9, 2007 in Antwerp, Belgium.
Grey Foundations in Information Landscape
The Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature will be hosted by the Flemish Government; Department of Economy, Science and Innovation on 10-11 December 2007 in the House of the Province in Antwerp, Belgium.
For further information contact:
TextRelease GL9 Program and Conference Bureau Javastraat 194-HS 1095 CP Amsterdam The Netherlands
On August 1st 2006, the office of TextRelease and GreyNet will move to the colonial district of Amsterdam. The email addresses and urls remain the same; however, the new postal address and phone/fax number will be
1095 CP Amsterdam,
T/F +31-(0) 20-331.2420
April 7, 2006
The GLISC Initiative In an effort to enhance quality and standardization in the production of Grey Literature, members of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) in Rome, Italy prepared the initial draft of these Guidelines referred to as the “Nancy Style”. The proposal was formally presented during the Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature held in Nancy, France in December 2005.
Steering Committee A number of representatives, informally known as the "Nancy group", carried the work to further completion and signed on behalf of their respective organizations approval of this best practice. These organizations currently include:
• Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Italy
• Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST-CNRS), France
• Grey Literature Network Service (GreyNet), Netherlands
Corporate Author GLISC, Grey Literature International Steering Committee, is the corporate author of the Guidelines for the production of scientific and technical reports: How to write and distribute Grey Literature.
Organisations worldwide, who produce, process, archive, or distribute grey literature, and who have agreed to implement these guidelines to the degree in which their organization allows.
- Press Release -
23 January 2006
NEW ORLEANS HOST TO GL8
In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the City of New Orleans is faced with reconstruction of enormous scale. While residents and businesses are rebuilding, federal, state, and local government is actively engaged in finding solutions to problems with levy and water management.
Earlier this month, a delegation headed by the Governor of Louisiana visited The Netherlands and met with a corps of Dutch engineers led by Crown Prince Willem Alexander, Chairman of the Integrated Water Management Commission. The week prior, the GL8 Program and Conference Director, a native of New Orleans and a UNO alumnus returned from a visit with family members in the stricken area and vowed to bring this year’s conference to the city in which he was born and raised.
TextRelease, an independent publisher in the field of grey literature, has entered into an electronic licensing relationship with EBSCO Publishing, the world's most prolific aggregator of full text journals, magazines and other sources. The full text of The Grey Journal, An International Journal on Grey Literature, can soon be accessed on EBSCO Publishing's databases.
The Grey Journal (TGJ) is a flagship journal for the grey literature community. It crosses continents, disciplines, and sectors both public and private. The Grey Journal not only deals with the topic of grey literature but also is itself a document type that is classified as grey literature. It is akin to other grey serial publications, such as conference proceedings, reports, working papers, etcetera.
The Grey Journal (TGJ) is geared to Colleges and Schools of Library and Information Studies, as well as, information professionals, who produce, publish, process, manage, disseminate, and use grey literature e.g. researchers, editors, librarians, documentalists, archivists, journalists, intermediaries, etc.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The Grey Journal, TGJ
An International Journal on Grey Literature Javastraat 194-HS
1095 CP Amsterdam The Netherlands