15th International Conference on Grey Literature
9 December 2013 - On 2-3 December 2013, Dobrica Savić and Germain St-Pierre attended the Fifteenth International Conference on Grey Literature in Bratislava, Slovakia. The conference theme was "The Grey Audit: A field Assessment in Grey Literature". The event attracted over 80 participants from some 30 countries around the world.
During the conference, Germain gave a presentation, jointly prepared by both himself and Dobie, on digital preservation at INIS. Germain gave an excellent presentation and generated great interest and a number of questions regarding INIS’ work in digitization and in general. The first day of the conference was moderated by a CERN representative, while Dobie moderated the second day. INIS was further promoted by its presence at the poster session.
Many of the conference presentations were directly related to various aspects of NIS operation and work. Topics included a technology assessment, sustaining good practices, research and data, and policy procedures, among others. The entire conference was recorded. The actual paper on which the presentation was based will be printed in the forthcoming conference proceedings.
The Grey Literature Network Service (GreyNet) was founded in 1992. Its goal is to facilitate dialog, research, and communication between persons and organizations in the field of grey literature. GreyNet further seeks to identify and distribute information on and about grey literature in networked environments. Its main activities include the International Conference Series on Grey Literature, the creation and maintenance of web-based resources, The Grey Journal (TGJ), as well as curriculum and best practices development in the field of grey literature.