It’s called grey literature because it’s typically unregulated and beyond the scrutiny and control of the peer reviewed journals or public service processes. But is grey literature credible? Does it genuinely add to our store of knowledge? And how much of this digital scholarship will become digital dust?
Websites by their very nature tend to focus on the here and now with little attention given to long term access and storage. Capturing, assessing and keeping all this content is becoming a big issue for researchers, librarians and archivists.
Highlights of the keynote presentation The revolution in scholarly publishing—academia as a place of grey literature production and use.
The Grey Literature Conference, Where is the evidence? Oct 2012 Canberra. This program was first broadcast on Big Ideas on February 26th 2013.