List of GL11 Conference Sponsors: • FLICC/FEDLINK; Library of Congress, USA • BL, British Library, United Kingdom • EBSCO Publishing, USA • IIA, Information International Associates, Inc., USA • INIST-CNRS, Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, France • J-STAGE/JST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan • NYAM, New York Academy of Medicine, USA • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
List of GL11 Program Sponsors:
• DTIC, Defense Technical Information Center, USA • LLC, Law Library of Congress, USA • NLM, National Library of Medicine, USA • OSTI-DOE, Office of Scientific and Technical Information; Department of Energy USA
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GL11 Conference Sponsors
Federal Library and Information Center Committee
FLICC is an organization of U.S. federal agencies dedicated to cooperation and concerted action within the community of federal libraries and information centers. FLICC and FEDLINK, FLICC’s purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium, achieve better utilization of federal information resources and facilities through promotion of common services, coordination and sharing of available resources and professional development. FLICC is also a forum for discussion of federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to help inform the Congress, federal agencies, and others concerned with libraries and information centers.
The British Library
The British Library In December 1978, the British Library hosted the York Seminar. This event led to the establishment of EAGLE, the European Association for Grey Literature Exploitation and its SIGLE-database. Through the years, The British Library contributed 40% of SIGLE’s more than 800,000 records. Now more than 30 years on, it will not go unnoticed that The British Library is represented on the GL11 Program Committee and that BL is one of the start sponsors to this international scientific and technical event.
EBSCO sponsors the GL-Conference Series five years running! EBSCO is the world's most prolific aggregator of full text journals including The Grey Journal. In 2005, TextRelease entered into an electronic licensing relationship with EBSCO Publishing. The full text of articles in The Grey Journal (TGJ) can be found in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) full text database. EBSCO is a worldwide leader in providing information access and management solutions through print and electronic journal subscription services, research database development and production, as well as online access to more than 100 databases and thousands of e-journals, and e-commerce book procurement. EBSCO has served the library and business communities for more than 60 years.
Information International Associates, Inc.
GL11 has secured the sponsorship of Information International Associates, Inc. IIa is a woman-owned, small business headquartered in Oak Ridge,Tennessee with over 20 years of experience providing innovation solutions to the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. IIa has a world-class reputation inscientific and technical information services, national and international information policy and standards development, librarianship, and intelligence work. The company provides a full range of information management, systems, and technology services for both classified and unclassified environments. IIa's services include advanced information science in the fields of knowledge management, electronic records, website design, information analysis and retrieval, as well as metadata structures. IIa has proven experience in R&D strategic planning and technology roadmapping with 200 staff members working throughout the United States and inthe United Kingdom.
For the Seventh year running, the Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (INIST) a subsidiary of CNRS, the National Centre for Scientific Research in France sponsors the GL Conference Series. INIST houses a huge library with extensive collections available to the public through document delivery services. Indexing services are also provided for (grey) literature in Science, Technology, Medicine, Humanities, and the Social Sciences. These services are designed to contribute to bibliographic databases. INIST's Information services are available online, as well as in a variety of electronic formats and media. A recent development is their memSIC, Open Archive on Theses in Information Science. It is an honor to have this national institute in the forefront of grey literature.
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
In order to maintain and develop Japan's science and technology research at an international level, it is important to disseminate outstanding research and development results to the world instantaneously. To this end, the "Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic" (J-STAGE), developed by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), set up the hardware and software necessary for electronic journal release within JST to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Computerized documents can be accessed from anywhere in the world with this system. This project also links up with the National Institute of Informatics - formerly the Ministry of Education's National Center for Science Information Systems (NACSIS).
"Recipient of the Louise Darling Medal 2008 for distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences"
The New York Academy of Medicine, an Associate Member of GreyNet, has signed-on as sponsor of GL11. This marks the sixth year straight that NYAM sponsors the International Conference Series on Grey Literature. NYAM is one of the foremost-recognized organizations in the field of grey literature. The Academy Library seeks new ways to offer and enhance access to quality health information. Today, NYAM looks to initiate and support new technologies and services that improve the access to health for its wide audience of researchers, students, Academy Fellows, and the general public. The Grey Literature Report, a bimonthly web-based publication along with the detailed guide to organizations and agencies producing grey literature in the fields of Health Policy and Public Health are but two examples.
University of Ljubljana
University of Ljubljana
The University of Ljubljana is the first and largest university in Slovenia. With 64,000 enrolled graduate and postgraduate students, it is among the largest universities in the world. The Faculty of Arts turns-out highly educated individuals with an open, questioning and progressive approach to the humanities and social sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on the strengthening of national academic areas that help to shape Slovenian identity. The faculty cultivates research, supports inter-disciplinarily subjects, opens up new academic areas, and creates specialized educational programs for its students.The Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies offers the only LIS academic educational program in Slovenia. Graduates acquire expertise in organizing and retrieving different types of information sources. Grey Literature is a key source of information and is becoming increasingly important. It is essential that future LIS professionals and practitioners acquire knowledge and skills in the uses and applications of grey literature. And, it is to this end that our faculty is focused.
GL11 Program Sponsors
Defense Technical Information Center
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today . For more than 60 years DTIC has provided the defense community as well as researchers, scientists, engineers, laboratories, and universities timely access to over 2 million publications covering over 250 subject areas. Our mission supports the nation's warfighter. All visitors can search DTIC's publicly accessible collections and read or download scientific and technical information, using DTIC Online service. DTIC also makes available sensitive and classified information to eligible users who register for DTIC services.
Law Library of Congress
LLC The mission of The Law Library of Congress, the de facto national law library, is to make its resources available to Members of Congress, the Supreme Court, other branches of the U.S. Government, and the global legal community, and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of law for future generations. With approximately 2.65 million volumes, the Law Library's collection of primary and secondary sources constitutes the largest legal collection in the world. The collection also spans all periods of law, from the most ancient and primitive to the most contemporary and sophisticated. All systems of law – common, civil, customary, religious and socialist – are represented, as are all topics within the law. The Law Library has also taken a lead role in forming and promoting the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN). GLIN is a unique public resource for laws, regulations, judicial decisions and other legal materials from around the world. Available as a searchable, full-text online database, GLIN is open to members as well as the public, and contains authoritative legal documents and materials in digital format, contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.
National Library of Medicine
NLM The National Library of Medicine assists the advancement of medical and related sciences through the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health. NLM serves as a national information resource for medical education, research, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, and institutions. It also serves as a national information resource for the public, patients, and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources. NLM publishes in print and electronically guides to health sciences information in the form of catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and online databases. It provides support for medical library development and for training of biomedical librarians and other health information specialists. NLM conducts and supports research in methods for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and communicating health information. NLM creates information resources and access tools for molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health, and health services research; and provides technical consultation services and research assistance.
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
The mission of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to Department of Energy (DOE) researchers and U.S. citizens. Ongoing strategies for accomplishing this mission are to collaborate within DOE to develop and maintain an efficient, state-of-the-art access and delivery program. Partner with others to facilitate national and international cooperation and information exchange. Develop, deliver, and maintain information products and services for a variety of constituencies. Implement department-wide STI policy and best business practices. Preserve STI, in tangible copies or electronically, as appropriate. And, accelerate the diffusion of knowledge to advance science.
Previous Sponsors in the GL-Series
International Council for Scientific and Technical Information
ICSTI, the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information, offers a unique forum for interaction between organizations that create, disseminate and use scientific and technical information. ICSTI's mission cuts across scientific and technical disciplines, as well as international borders, to give member organizations the benefit of a truly global community.
Law Library of Congress, LLC
The mission of The Law Library of Congress, the de facto national law library, is to make its resources available to Members of Congress, the Supreme Court, other branches of the U.S. Government, and the global legal community, and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of law for future generations. With approximately 2.65 million volumes, the Law Library's collection of primary and secondary sources constitutes the largest legal collection in the world. The collection also spans all periods of law, from the most ancient and primitive to the most contemporary and sophisticated. All systems of law – common, civil, customary, religious and socialist – are represented, as are all topics within the law. The Law Library has also taken a lead role in forming and promoting the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN). GLIN is a unique public resource for laws, regulations, judicial decisions and other legal materials from around the world. Available as a searchable, full-text online database, GLIN is open to members as well as the public, and contains authoritative legal documents and materials in digital format, contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.
Swets is the newest sponsor in the GL-Conference Series and will have a significant role in the Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature this December in Amsterdam. Swets is the world's leading subscription services company with more than 100 years of experience in maximizing the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries, Swets has more than twenty offices around the world. Swets provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field. For the past two years, Swets has been included in E-Content Magazine's '100 companies that matter most in the Digital Content Industry'. And in 2006, Swets appeared as number 95 in FEM Business - Top 500 Companies in The Netherlands'. Further, Swets is the only subscription services company to be awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification on a global basis, a testament to its impeccable operation and client service procedures.
Flemish Government EWI - Department of Economy, Science and Innovation is Host to the Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature titled “Grey Foundations in Information Landscape”. GL9 will be held on 10-11 December 2007 in the prestigious Council Hall “Raadzaal” in the House of the Province situated in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium.
OPOCE, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities - the publishing house of the European Union - has signed on as exhibitor/sponsor to the Ninth International Conference on Grey Literature entitled "Grey Foundations in Information Landscape". OPOCE is recognized for its publications both in electronic and print formats. CORDIS, Community Research and Development Information Service and the EU Bookshop are prime examples of networked services in support of the production, processing, and distribution of grey literature. The EU Bookshop is an online service giving access to publications from the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies in multiple languages. In addition to web-based ordering facilities, the service offers a vast online catalogue of publications published and/or catalogued by the Publications Office. The CORDIS library provides, among other things, references, bibliographic details and abstracts of publications resulting from R&D programmes such as scientific and technical studies, proceedings of conferences and workshops. It also contains Project Summaries and Project Reports. CORDIS assists and encourages transfer of technology and knowledge across national borders. EU Bookshop and CORDIS are free of charge and managed by the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities located in Luxembourg.
German Social Science Infrastructure Services
The International Conference Series on Grey Literature is honoured to welcome GESIS as a GL9 Sponsor and Special Envoy for Central and Eastern Europe. GESIS stands for German Social Science Infrastructure Services and was established in 1986. GESIS maintains centres and services in Bonn, Cologne, Mannheim, and Berlin. The GESIS Service Agency Eastern Europe supports East-West cooperation in social sciences and contributes to the networking activities in the European research area. Among its services, the agency offers consultancy on access to grey literature from Eastern Europe as well as search services. The Social Science Information Center manages the SOLIS databank, which contains more than 300.000 citations – including some 50.000 abstracts to grey literature in the social sciences from German speaking countries i.e. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
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