Vol. 18, No. 1, 2018
OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)
Research Division, Data Services Department
GREY LITERATURE – THE CHAMELEON OF INFORMATION RESOURCES
Keywords: Grey literature, Pisa Declaration, GreyNet, scientific heritage
Abstract: This paper describes grey literature, its origins, definitions and the role of grey literature in modern digital age and scholarly communication. Grey literature plays an important role in the rapid and timely distribution of in-depth, recent, scientific and technical information, and also provides access to a broad range of data and often contains new ideas. Furthermore, grey literature is an important source of original research and up to date information. In this paper we will analyze the role of 2014 Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources and its contribution to better understanding and recognizing the role of grey literature as an essential resource in scholarly communication, research, policy making and a key source of evidence, argument, innovation, and understanding in many disciplines. The last part of this paper will investigate the relations between grey literature and scientific heritage, by introducing a set of criteria for the scientific heritage collections in order to define them as a grey literature.
Slađana Subotić, Filip Stanković, Sanja Slankamenac, Rastislav Marković, Anastasija Mandić, Marija Daković