What the Future holds in store for GreyNet International
Business Report 2012 (PDF)
To the hundreds of Organizations Worldwide with whom GreyNet has contacts
North America 48%, Europe 37%, Asia 12%, and Remaining Geographical Regions
This business report is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the workings of TextRelease and its Grey Literature Network Service. TextRelease is an independent program and conference bureau specializing in the field of grey literature and networked information. GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service, was founded in 1992 and re-launched in 2003 under the leadership and direction of TextRelease. Since its relaunch, it has developed into an international network capable of serving various sectors of government, academics, business and industry as well as subject based communities producing, processing, and distributing grey literature. The mission of GreyNet, which is dedicated to research, publication, open access, and education in the field of grey literature, requires now more than ever an infrastructure commensurate to its real potential.
In order to further expand and develop future capabilities for the Grey Literature Network Service, an infrastructure other than that of a sole proprietorship is essential. While TextRelease provided a basis for GreyNet’s relaunch in 2003, it alone cannot render the needed capital and investment for GreyNet's potential to develop and expand on the global information landscape. The ideal organization would be focused internationally and have genuine interest in the field of grey literature both in digital and print formats. GreyNet might do well to model upon an infrastructure of that of an international association or to merge with a major partner seeking to enhance its position. In either case, TextRelease will strive to cooperate with leading institutions in the successful transfer of GreyNet International. While the Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature (December 2010) provided a unique opportunity to open discussion on the future of GreyNet, succeeding conferences in this series will continue the discussion and negotiation with stakeholders in the grey literature community. Your involvement in this transitional period is considered vital to GreyNet’s future.
Dominic Farace, TextRelease/GreyNet
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