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The Grey Audit: A Field Assessment in Grey Literature

Fifteenth International Conference on Grey Literature

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Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013


The Fifteenth International Conference in the GL-Series provides the grey literature community an inclusive platform from which to assess developments in their field of information. Over the past two decades, since the very launch of this conference series, information science has been significantly impacted by social and technological developments. This gives sufficient cause for an audit in the field of grey literature – drawing upon accomplishments, assessing limitations, and projecting a sustained course of action.



A field assessment of grey literature extends well beyond library and information science, for it includes the assessment of grey literature produced and published in other sciences as well as government, business and industry. Information professionals and practitioners also become a part of this assessment, for it is they who carry out research in specific fields and make results available to their respective communities and wider public audiences.

The Grey Audit seeks to ascertain the validity and reliability of information and data produced in the grey circuit. It further seeks to measure the cost effectiveness of investing in grey literature both in material as well as human resources. The Grey Audit sets out to examine accepted standards applied in processing and distributing grey literature in an effort to identify guidelines for good practice that will be of benefit well into our XXIst Century. Such examples of good practice will no doubt impact policy, which in turn will ensure future programs where grey literature is deployed.

In order to carry out The Grey Audit, information professionals with previous involvement in grey literature, as well as those new to the field are encouraged to respond to this year’s Call for Papers.

Topics and themes

  • Technology Assessment Digital Preservation, Design and Populating Repositories, Open Source
  • Investing in Standards Metadata, Resource Sharing, Peer Review, and Curation
  • Research and Data CRIS, Data Management, Research Communities, Scientific Discovery
  • Towards Informed Policies Economic, Legal, and Ethical Concerns, Governance, Open Access
  • Sustaining Good Practices Guidelines, Case Studies, Education and Training
  • Trends and Breakthroughs Crowd Sourcing, Creative Workflows and Workplaces, Engines of Change

Submission guidelines

Participants who seek to present a paper at GL15 are invited to submit an English abstract between 350-400 words.

The abstract should deal with the problem/goal, the research method/procedure, an indication of costs related to the project, as well as the anticipated results of the research.

The abstract should likewise include the title of the proposed paper, topic(s) most suited to the paper, name(s) of the author(s), and full address information. 

Abstracts are the only tangible source that allows the Program Committee to guarantee the content and balance in the conference program.

Every effort should be made to reflect the content of your work in the abstract submitted. Abstracts not in compliance with the guidelines will be returned to the author for revision.

Abstracts in MS Word must be emailed to conference@textrelease.com

by April 8, 2013.

The author will receive verification upon receipt.

Shortly after the Program Committee meets on April 26, 2013, authors will be notified of their place on the conference program.

This notice will be accompanied by further guidelines for submission of full text papers, PowerPoint slides, as well as Conference Registration.

Scientific committee

(being set up)


  • Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, CVTI SR
    Bratislava, Slovakia


  • Monday, April 08, 2013

Attached files


  • littérature grise, audit, normes et standards, validité des données, coût-efficacité, bonnes pratiques


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

Information source

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


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« The Grey Audit: A Field Assessment in Grey Literature », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, https://calenda.org/240872

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