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Call for papers--grey literature

From: Dominic Farace <dominic.farace>
Date: Thursday, December 3, 1998
New Frontiers in Grey Literature
GL'99 - Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature
Kellogg Conference Center
Washington D.C. USA
October 4-5, 1999

Session 1:
Global Assessment of Grey Literature:
A brave new world of topics, formats, and uses

Session 2:
Archiving Electronic Grey Literature:
>From bibliographic retrieval to full-text storage and distribution

Session 3:
Copyright and Grey Literature:
Authorship, Ownership, and Property Rights

The theme 'New Frontiers' captures the real spirit of The Fourth
International Conference on Grey Literature, whose goals and
objectives are reflected in the topics comprising the main sessions.

At the Third International Conference in this series, not only was
the definition of grey literature redefined but also the direction
research should take in the 21st Century. Grey Literature "that
which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business
and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not
controlled by commercial publishers" moves the field of grey
literature beyond established borders into new frontiers, where
lines of demarcation between conventional/non-conventional and
published/unpublished literature cease to obstruct further
development and expansion. At the same time, this new definition
challenges commercial publishers to rethink their position on grey

The first session at GL'99 confronts these and other issues. The
papers will demonstrate the value of grey literature for
researchers, policy makers, and information professionals in diverse
disciplines and sectors of the global information community. The
second session will confront the challenges facing librarians and
information technicians in archiving electronic grey literature for
subsequent full-text retrieval and document delivery. The final
session will address issues of authorship, copyright, and ownership
of grey literature. Matters that affect the very processes of
knowledge generation and information dissemination. Your
intellectual contribution, either by way of a conference paper or as
a conference participant pursuing discussion and debate are both
solicited and welcome by the GL'99 Sponsors and Program Committee

Guidelines for the submission of abstracts: Participants who wish to
present a paper at GL'99 are invited to submit an English abstract.
The abstract should deal with the problem/goal, the research
method/procedure, and the specific results/conclusions of the
research.  Accompanying the text of the abstract should be the title
of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and institution(s), and the
complete address/phone/fax/email information. This data will be used
to compile the GL'99 Information Products.

The abstract must be submitted on or before the 1st of March 1999
either by electronic mail or on a diskette in WordPerfect, Word or
ASCII (not Macintosh). Please attach a copy in print form. The
author will receive written verification upon receipt of the
abstract. The GL'99 Program Committee will use these abstracts in
order to finalize the GL'99 Program and Agenda.

Title of your paper:
Author's Name(s)   :
Organisation       :
Address/P.O. Box   :
Postcode/City      :
Country            :
Telephone          :
Fax                :
E-mail             :
URL                :

Please indicate your session:

[ ]   Global Assessment of Grey Literature: A brave new world of
      topics, formats, and uses
[ ]   Archiving Electronic Grey Literature: From bibliographic
      retrieval to full-text storage and distribution
[ ]   Copyright and Grey Literature: Authorship, Ownership, and
      Property Rights

Preferred Presentation :

[ ]   Main Session
[ ]   Break-out Session

Abstract of your paper:  To be Submitted in Print & Electronic
Format. NB The Abstract is the only tangible source which will allow
the GL'99 Program Committee to judge the content and value of the
proposed paper. Every effort should be made to reflect the content
of your work in the abstract submitted. Please complete and forward

    GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service
    Koninginneweg 201, 1075 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Fax: +31 20 671 1818
    GreyNet [at] inter__nl__net

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:51
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 15, 1998
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Received on Thursday, 3 December, 1998

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