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Tracking Innovation through Grey Literature

Fourteenth International Conference on Grey Literature

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Published on Friday, August 31, 2012


Innovation is a process manifested in and through grey literature. Both have their origins in knowledge generation and both demonstrate value for government, academics, business and industry through their uses and applications. In a way, innovation and grey literature are two sides of the same coinage. Innovation is the catalyst for positive change and grey literature is the measure of benchmarks in the further process of research and development. The goal of the Fourteenth International Conference on Grey Literature seeks to track the process of innovation by tracing the research life cycle and observing its convergence in the field of grey literature.


Innovation and grey literature share parallel life cycles in which early growth is relatively slow until their use and application become recognized both within and later beyond their community of origin. Expected top-line growth and increased bottom-line results are achieved in part through new technologies, through redeployment and enhancement of existing products and services, which at times are unachieved. Nevertheless, the process shared by innovation and grey literature carries on. 

Registration Fees

  • Participant Fee :  € 495

  • Author Fee : € 395

  • Day Pass : € 275

  • Student Fee : € 150

 20% reduction on the fee for employees of a CNR institution

20% reduction on the conference fee for GreyNet Members

Payment after October 1st 2012 add a €75 surcharge


Day one

9:00-10:30 Opening session

Chair, Stefania Biagioni, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo", ISTI-CNR, Italy

  • Welcome Address : Prof. Luigi Nicolais, President, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR, Italy
  • Opening Address : Dr. Carlos Morais-Pires, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Keynote Address : Dr. Jan Brase, Head DOI Registration Agency; Technische Informationsbibliothek, Germany
  • Rejoinder : Dr.ssa Luisa De Biagi and Flavia Cancedda, CNR Central Library ‘G. Marconi’, Italy

11:00-13:00 Session one – Tracing the research life cycle

Chair, Donatella Castelli, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo", ISTI-CNR, Italy

  • Customized OAI-ORE and OAI-PMH Exports of Compound Objects for the Fedora Repository
    Alessia Bardi, Sandro La Bruzzo, and Paolo Manghi; Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, CNR, Italy
  • Grey literature in the digital culture and practices of the new global scholar: the case of molecular biology
    Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri; Département d'Informatique de l'Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • Grey in the Innovation Process
    Keith G Jeffery, STFC-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom and Anne Asserson, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Characteristics and use of grey literature in scientific journal articles of Algerian University of Science and Technology teachers and researchers in STM fields
    Lydia Chalabi, Research Center of Scientific and Technical Information, CERIST, Algeria
  • Usage of grey literature in the research life cycle in Korea
    Seon-Hee Lee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, KISTI, Korea

14:00-15:30 Session two – Tracking methods for grey literature

Chair, June Crowe, Information International Associates, IIA, USA

  • What goes up must come down: Publications from developing countries in the Aquatic Commons
    Luigi Baldassari and Armand Gribling; Fisheries & Aquaculture Branch Library, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
  • Data sharing in environmental sciences: A survey of CNR researchers Daniela Luzi; Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies, IRPPS-CNR,
    Roberta Ruggieri, Senato della Repubblica, Stefania Biagioni, Institute of Information Science and Technologies, ISTI-CNR, Elisabetta Schiano, Institute of Marine Sciences, ISMAR-CNR, Italy
  • Tracking the Influence of Grey Literature in Public Policy Contexts: The Necessity and Benefit of Interdisciplinary Research
    Bertrum H. MacDonald, Elizabeth M. De Santo, Kevin Quigley, Suzuette S. Soomai, and Peter G. Wells; Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Grey communities: An empirical study on databases and repositories
    Hélène Prost; Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, INIST-CNRS and Joachim Schöpfel, Charles de Gaulle University Lille 3, France

16:00-17:30 Introduction to conference posters

Chair, Dominic Farace, Grey Literature Network Service, GreyNet, Netherlands

17:30-19:00 Conference reception

Special Presentation by Prof. Emeritus Paul Sturges, United Kingdom

Day two

9:00-11:00 Poster session and sponsor showcase (see list of posters below)

11:00-12:30 Session three – adapting new technologies

Chair, Daniela Luzi, Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies, IRPPS-CNR, Italy

  • An Environment Supporting the Production of Live Research Objects
    Massimiliano Assante, Leonardo Candela, Donatella Castelli, and Pasquale Pagano; Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione – CNR, Italy
  • Creating and Assessing a Subject-based Blog for Current Awareness within a Cancer Care Environment
    Yongtao Lin and Marcus Vaska; Health Information Network Calgary, University of Calgary, Canada
  • UFMG TUBE: Plural knowledge in connection
    Maria Aparecida Moura; Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • A funder repository of heterogeneous grey literature material with advanced user interface and presentation features
    Ioanna-Ourania Stathopoulou, Nikos Houssos, Panagiotis Stathopoulos, Despina Hardouveli,
    Alexandra Roubani, Ioanna Sarantopoulou, Alexandros Soumplis, Chrysostomos Nanakos; National Documentation Centre; National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

13:30-15:00 Session four – Repurposing grey literature

Chair, Bertrum H. MacDonald, Dalhousie University, Canada

  • Working for an open e-publishing service to improve grey literature editorial quality
    Rosa Di Cesare, Marianna Nobile; Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies, IRPPS and Silvia Giannini; Institute of Information Science and Technology, ISTI, Italy
  • Centralised National Corpus of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
    Julius Kravjar; Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical information, CVTISR, Slovakia
  • Teaching and learning across national frontiers to improve dissemination of scientific research output: Is there a borderline between grey and white literature? Lessons learned from the NECOBELAC experience in Europe and Latin America
    Paola De Castro, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS, Italy
  • Grey literature in Australian education
    Gerald White, Julian Thomas, Paul Weldon, Amanda Lawrence and Helen Galatis; Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
  • Research Life Cycle: Exploring Credibility of Metrics and Value in a New Era of eScholarship that Supports Grey Literature
    Julia Gelfand, University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Anthony Lin, Irvine Valley College, USA

15:15-16:00 Closing session – Report chairpersons, conference handoff, farewell

Chair, Stefania Biagioni, ISTI-CNR, Italy and Dominic Farace, GreyNet International, Netherland

16:00-17:00 Post conference tour - cnr central library

Guided by Flavia Cancedda and Luisa De Biagi, CNR Biblioteca Centrale "G. Marconi", Italy

Poster session and sponsor showcase

  • Electronic dissemination of theses: a major issue for academic institutions in Algeria
    Aliouali Nadia, Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information, CERIST, Algeria
  • Collection and Service of National R&D Reports in Korea through the National Science and Technology Information Service (NTIS)
    Hee-Seok Choi, Jae-Soo Kim, Kiseok Choi,  and Sung-Jin Jhun, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea
  • Use pattern of archives on the history of Mysore
    N. Chowdappa, L. Usha Devi, and C.P. Ramasesh, BMS College of Engineering, India
  • Data Analytics: The next big thing in information
    June Crowe, Information International Associates, Inc., USA
  • GreyNet’s Enhanced Publications Project: Tracking and Backtracking Data
    Dominic Farace and Jerry Frantzen, GreyNet International, Netherlands; Christiane Stock, INIST-CNRS, France; Laurents Sesink, DANS, Data Archiving and Networked Services, Netherlands
  • Collection of Conference Proceedings and Improvement of access to the full text of proceedings
    Misa Hayakawa, Shun Nagaya, Mayuki Gonda, Takeyasu Fukazawa, Minoru Yonezawa, and Keizo Itabashi, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, JAEA, Japan
  • Promotion of SME’s R&D Effectiveness through Grey Literature
    Sung Jin Jhun, Jong Hyun Baek, and Sang Jin Bae, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, KISTI, Korea                
  • Information Adventurers
    Andrea R. Marshall, Drexel University, USA                 
  • Innovation, language, and the web
    Claudia Marzi, Institute for Computational Linguistics, “Antonio Zampolli”, Italian National Research Council, CNR, Italy                   
  • Open Grey for Natural Language Processing: A ride on the network
    Gabriella Pardelli, Sara Goggi, Manuela Sassi, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, “Antonio Zampolli”, ILC-CNR, Italy
  • Five Ways to Add Value to PhD Theses and Two Ways to do it Better
    Joachim Schöpfel, Charles de Gaulle University Lille 3; UFR IDIST & ANRT, France
  • Federal GL System Input Flow Analysis
    Aleksandr V. Starovoitov, Aleksandr M. Bastrykin, Anton I. Borzykh, and Leonid P. Pavlov; Centre of Information Technologies and Systems of Executive State Authorities, CITIS, Russia
  • Being persistent and identifiable in the digital era: Persistent Identifiers as a strategic tool to valorize grey literature and research products
    Luisa De Biagi and Flavia Cancedda, Central Library ‘G. Marconi’, Italy
  • Grey Literature, E-Repositories, and Evaluation of Academic & Research Institutes: The case study of BPI e-repository
    Maria V. Kitsiou and Vasileios Souvlidis, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece
  • Envia: Environmental Information Discovery and Access
    Johanna Kieniewicz, Elizabeth Newbold, and Alan Sudlow, Science Technology and Medicine, The British Library, United Kingdom
  • Building the evidence base to support food and feed safety risk assessments in Europe
    J. Richardson, L. Congiu, C. Morganti, P. Pirro, E. Aissa, S. Noorani, D. Lefebvre, and D.Verloo, European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, Italy


  • Italie), 7 P.le Aldo Moro (National Research Council, CNR)
    Rome, Italian Republic


  • Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • Friday, November 30, 2012


  • littérature grise, innovation, cycle de vie des publications, méthodologies de traçage, enrichissement et préservation, enseignement et recherche


  • Dominic Farace
    courriel : conference [at] textrelease [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Christiane Stock
    courriel : christiane [dot] stock [at] inist [dot] fr


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