Information System for NGO Libraries in Pakistan: A Proposed Model for Organizing the Grey Literature by Syed Attaullah Shah and Humera Ilhaq

Shah, Attaullah and Ilhaq, Humera . Information System for NGO Libraries in Pakistan: A Proposed Model for Organizing the Grey Literature by Syed Attaullah Shah and Humera Ilhaq., 2006 In: Changing Roles of NGOs in the Creation, Storage, and Dissemination of Information in Developing Countries - IFLA Publication - 123. K.G. Saur Verlag, Munich – GERMANY. 2006. (IFLA Publications; 123), pp. 127-144. [Book chapter]


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Abstract In recent years, especially in developed countries, various systems have been created to advance the management and organization of grey literature. Such systems use the latest communication technology and electronic and digital resources, and have developed huge networking systems to distribute and mange grey literature. Because of the scarcity of a global standardized organization system for grey literature and often limited access to computer technology, however, awareness of existence and access to grey literature is still seriously lacking, particularly in developing countries. Based on a survey of selected Pakistani NGOs from various sectors, this study proposes a new model. This paper explains the current usage patterns of grey literature in Pakistani organizations, then assesses their needs and resources for grey literature and finally recommends anew standardized model for organizing grey literature in the developing world. In this model a separate subject and classification scheme to control various types of grey literature, a shelving arrangement system and a networking system have been introduced

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Grey Literature, NGOs, Classification scheme, Literature Management Model, Information Technology, Pakistan,
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HB. Gray literature.
Depositing user: Attaullah Shah
Date deposited: 24 May 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11


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