Managing Grey Literature: Technical Services Perspectives

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978-0-8389-4881-1
Published: 
2022
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136
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Softcover
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A, I, TS
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors

Using this guide, collection managers and acquisitions librarians, preservation librarians, catalogers, and library managers will understand how to utilize the technical services workflow to process and showcase this unique material.

An important resource for scholarly research, grey literature is relevant to every discipline. It’s also often more current than commercial publications. Unfortunately, though it provides a richness of content, this type of scholarly resource is often overlooked when conducting research. This book aims to change that, describing the importance of grey literature and offering a holistic approach to successfully integrating it into library collections. Readers will learn

  • an overview of grey literature that discusses its importance to researchers, scholars, and students;
  • collections policies for selection and deselection, complete with a suggested workflow;
  • information about vendors, OA, and other aspects of acquisitions;
  • guidance on cataloging, such as collection categories in the public-facing catalog, and preservation; and
  • methods for promoting grey literature in library collections, including institutional repositories; and
  • tips for marketing, branding, outreach, and best communication practices for colleagues, administrators, and patrons.

Preface 

Chapter 1    Grey Literature: its Past, Present and Future, Leonid Pavlov

Chapter 2    Managing and Weeding the Grey Literature Collection, Hillary Fox and Cynthia Levine

Chapter 3    Ideas and Challenges in Cataloging Grey Literature, Rachel Berman Turner 

Chapter 4    Persistent Identifiers and Grey Literature: A PID Project and GreyNet Use Case, Dominic Farace, Stefania Biagioni, Carlo Carlesi, Chris Baars 

Chapter 5    Communicating the value of international grey literature: the Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) experience, Tamsin Vicary, Maria Kalentsits, Florine Lim, Daryl Superio

Chapter 6    Impact of Digital Transformation on Grey Literature, Dobrica Savić

Contributors
Index 

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard is a tenured librarian at the Marston Science Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, at the University of Florida. She is a collection manager for the natural resources and environmental sciences disciplines that span engineering, agriculture and geological sciences. Michelle is the co-author of the highly reviewed Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions (2016). She has conducted presentations on assessment and collection building at several conferences, including the Library Assessment Conference, Charleston Library Conference, Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, ALA Annual Conferences, American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, and the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Sciences Libraries and Information Centres (IAMSLIC) Conferences.

Susan E. Thomas

Susan E. Thomas served as the ALCTS Monographs Editor from 2015 to 2020. She is the Director of Collection Services for the Schurz Library and Subject Librarian for the Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. Susan has twenty-nine years of experience working in academic libraries. Prior to her current position at IU South Bend, Susan served as the Facilitator for Reference Services (1997–2004) and Archivist (1995–1997) at Valdosta State University (Georgia); the Assistant Head of the Regents Center Library and Bibliographer for Social Welfare at the University of Kansas/Edwards Campus; and as a Medical Reference Librarian at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Library. Susan holds a BA in Psychology (Indiana University), a Master’s in Library and Information Science (Indiana University), and a Master’s in Public Affairs (Indiana University South Bend).

Core

The former Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) are now Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a new division of ALA. Its mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning.

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