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[BOAI] GL16 Call for Papers - Only 30 days till close

From: "GreyNet" <info AT>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:51:15 +0100

Sixteenth International Conference on Grey Literature “The Grey 
Lobby : Engines and Requesters for Change”

Think Tanks ● Advocacy Groups ● Research Teams ● NGOs 
● Foundations ●
Coalitions ● Lobbyists ● Special Interest Groups ● Task 
forces ●
Associations, Etc.

December 8-9, 2014 in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., 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.

GreyNet International
Grey Literature Network Service
Javastraat 194-HS
1095 CP Amsterdam

T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420
Email: info AT
"GreyNet is dedicated to Research, Publication, Open Access, and Education
in the field of Grey Literature"

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