Sixteenth International Conference on Grey Literature

"Grey Literature Lobby : Engines and Requesters for Change"

December 8-9, 2014 - Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA

Decision and policy makers need to be informed on the value and wealth of
grey literature, thus legitimizing further investments in this field of
information. Lobbying grey literature has its very roots in this
international conference series, which has grown and rallies over the past
two decades by promoting research and publishing their results. The grey
literature lobby seeks to guarantee that the interests of a diverse and
widespread community of information professionals and practitioners are
served. Like other fields in library and information science, technology is
one of the primary engines driving change in grey literature. However, there
are other engines for change that are needed to further sustain and develop
this field of information. Policy development and economic stimulus are two
such challenges now facing the community.
Changes in the production and sharing of knowledge, changes in the
requirements for storage, access, and preservation of grey literature, as
well as ensuing change in the demands of users require a concerted effort
and response on the part of the grey literature community. New stakeholders
and net-users must be summoned and heard, because their requests will
further fuel the right kind of debate needed to open the wealth of grey
literature to wider audiences. The social impact of grey literature will be
judged by the value placed on its public service. Your response to this
year's Call for Papers will help to lobby and engineer needed change. 

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