E-LIS between old and new forms of Grey Literature encompasses new forms of relationship among librarians in the different country

De Robbio, Antonella and Subirats-Coll, Imma and Cosco, Alfredo and Vidal-Cabo, Christian and Peset, Fernanda E-LIS between old and new forms of Grey Literature encompasses new forms of relationship among librarians in the different country., 2019 . In 21st International Conference on Grey Literature, Leibniz University, 22-23 october 2019. (Unpublished) [Conference poster]

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E-LIS ePrints for Library and Information Science is an international digital repository for Library and Information Science (LIS) Open Archives Initiative compliant. This 21th International Conference is focused on open science this year and “Grey literature by definition seeks to make publications produced on all levels of government, academics, and business openly accessible different from those controlled by commercial publishing.” (http://www.textrelease.com/gl21conference.html) Thematic open access repositories as arXiv or E-LIS have years hosting this kind of academic materiales. E-LIS hosts documents in 22 document types including those belonging to the traditional gray literature world as Preprints, Thesis, Technical and dept. Reports, and those encompassing new forms of Grey Literature as Data and Datasets. These old and new forms of grey Literature constitute 10% of the whole content of the repository, plus another 20% concerning working papers presented to conference, congresses and different events. In addition are depositing also presentation in PPT, tutorial and learning material for almost 9%. E-LIS is completely built with open source softwares is hosted by University Federico II. After 16 years from its take-off in 2003, the disciplinary repository contains over 22,000 open access articles, in 27 different languages. All the continents are now represented, with a distribution that actively involves over 60 different countries. There are over a million annual discharges requested by users all over the world, numerous from the United States but also from China and South America. The metadata of the deposited works (one hundred per month on average) are valid by the editorial staff divided by geographical areas. The pivot on which the editorial work gravitates is the classification by country which has conferred an international aspect to the archive, aligning it with the organizational model, possibly thanks to the voluntary collaboration of about 80 professionals, including editors and interventions. The collaboration with countries ignored for years by the librarianship tradition is what has made E-LIS particularly innovative on issues previously poorly represented or considered on the margins. Topics that reflect a "different" cultural approach in E-LIS finds space, generating an intellectual growth with respect to the comparison between identity and otherness, in particular respects to the presence of Grey Literature. The studies on the bibliometrics of Indian colleagues, the collaboration with Cuban librarians at the time of the US embargo, the request to include the Maori language by New Zealand colleagues, the emergence of contents from the East of the world, the ferment of the South American jobs for Open Access are just some of the inclusiveness traits of the multicultural character of E-LIS, one of the reasons for its success. Its organizational structure of international scope makes it a model for the construction of open digital libraries, exportable to other communities. Its technical structure, linked to the OAI context and the accompanying innovative tools, provides useful services for the scientific communication circuit: analysis of log files for the production of statistics by author and for single work. Recently the connection to the Zenodo server provides the management of research data in a transparent and integrated way in a new mode to communicate LIS disciplines

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: E-LIS, grey literature, repositories, open access, low incom countries, information science
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HB. Gray literature.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: Fernanda Peset
Date deposited: 26 Sep 2019 09:59
Last modified: 16 Sep 2022 12:24
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/38952


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