Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature National Technical Library, Prague, Czech Republic December 6-7, 2010
Conference Program (PDF)
Transparency in Grey Literature
ANNOUNCEMENT - At the onset of twenty-ten, Grey Literature emerged into the public arena after more than a quarter century in the corridors of libraries and in workplaces and meeting rooms of information practitioners and professionals. Grey Literature is now a topic of news in the world media. Coverage in magazines and newspapers e.g. Nature, New Scientist, The Economist, the Guardian, etc. carrying articles on the IPCC use/misuse of grey literature is current and in-depth. For those following these news threads, much of the publicity is less than complimentary. And, the grey literature community has not been hesitant in their response via blogs, listservs, distribution lists, etc. During the coming months leading up to GL12, the international grey literature community will have the opportunity to bundle its efforts in order to address issues that stand at the core of grey literature and which have come under fire in the public media. One thing is certain, now that grey literature has entered the mainstream press, it will not simply disappear. It is now up to the corporate authors and publishers of grey literature as well as those organizations processing and distributing it both in print and electronic formats to address the misconceptions and unknowns about this field of information science. The Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature will provide a global forum for stakeholders in government, academics, business and industry to come together on issues formulated in the GL12 Call-for-Papers. This year’s proposed themes accentuate the transparency in grey literature and the almost seamless processes of research, authorship, publication, indexing, as well as, the uses and applications to which it is exposed in knowledge based communities. Many of these processes are the same faced by commercial publishing, where only the differences lie in grey tech approaches to high tech issues.
Blane K. Dessy to deliver Keynote Address
Blane K. Dessy, Library of Congress, Executive Director FLICC-FEDLINK
Blane K. Dessy, a longstanding advocate of grey literature in the United States and recently appointed Executive Director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) at the Library of Congress will deliver the GL12 Keynote Address. Dessy was previously the Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Library Staff, a position he has held since 2000. In directing the law libraries that serve the department's senior management offices and litigating divisions, Dessy has instituted a number of innovative service improvements, including a robust virtual library, a new integrated library system, a digitization program, and special programming to reach underserved constituents. He created the Justice Librarians Council for all librarians in the Department of Justice and the Federal Law Librarians Caucus within the American Association of Law Libraries. Dessy also has served in several acting capacities at the Department of Justice, including as director of Human Resources, director of Equal Employment Opportunity, director of Facilities and Administrative Services, and deputy assistant attorney general for Human Resources and Administration. From 1994 to 2000, Dessy served as the first director of the newly established National Library of Education in the U.S. Department of Education. There he created a national network of education libraries, directed the ERIC Program, and created ED PUBS, a performance-based contract to manage the distribution of all Department of Education publications. Prior to becoming library director, Dessy was a policy analyst for Federal Library Programs and senior program manager for the Office of Research. Dessy is an adjunct instructor in Library Management and at the Federal Libraries Institute at the Catholic University of America, School of Library and Information Science.
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