GREYNET CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF RESEARCH SUPPORT
AMSTERDAM, 3 January 2017 – GreyNet, an international grey literature network service, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year of providing research and reference support in the fields of academia, government, business and industry.
Based in Amsterdam, the company was founded in 1992 as an independent program and conference bureau specializing in the field of grey literature, which includes papers, abstracts, government reports, PowerPoint presentations, biographical notes, and a host of other document types in electronic and print formats not contained in traditional journal publishing.
“Over the past 25 years, GreyNet has provided a valuable vehicle for a worldwide network
of literature produced by various government agencies, universities and other organizations,” said Dr. Dominic Farace, founder and director. “GreyNet is fulfilling its mission to research and education, publication and public access to information and data important for libraries, research communities, and net citizens.”
In addition to providing workshops and referral services, GreyNet organizes an annual international conference on grey literature held in various locations hosted by leading organizations in the United States, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. GreyNet follows each conference with a publication of the complete proceedings as well as “The Grey Journal” now in its 13th volume. GreyNet likewise publishes a quarterly newsletter as a means of keeping its members and the general public informed of developments linked to its information resources and research output.
“While primarily serving institutions in Europe, North America, and a number of countries in the Asia Pacific , representatives from recognized organizations worldwide have over the past 25 years been involved in significant ways” Farace said.
GreyNet currently includes 11 organizational members, affiliate contacts in 40 nations, over 350 contributing researches and authors, and 280 organizational contacts worldwide. GreyNet’s newsletter currently boasts one thousand recipients.
“The past 25 years have seen significant growth in GreyNet, but there exists additional roles in training and education as well as opportunities for greater cooperation with the open access community,” Farace said. “Likewise, there are untapped possibilities for real cooperation with commercial publishers and licensing agents as well as greater use of available social media for public awareness to the wealth of knowledge produced by scientific and technical communities alongside that of commercial publishing.”
For additional information on the GreyNet International and its information products and services, visit www.greynet.org or contact Farace via firstname.lastname@example.org.