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The Grey Boot Camp:

Exposure to the Field of Grey Literature through Mind Mapping and Good Practice

Thursday, July 25, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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The summer training workshop will feature a mix of formal presentation, participant exercises, and informal discussion.  In the morning session, participants will learn about current issues in digitization (recent cases and developments) as well as the creative commons and other means of licensing grey literature. Following this review, the workshop will feature the work of eight information professionals in the field of grey literature: Community-based Approach, Documents and Collections, Open Access, Data and Enhanced Publications and Research and Education. In the afternoon session, the workshop participants will be challenged to rethink existing strategies and draft guidelines for good practice in line with their experience in the field of grey literature.  The results from this summer workshop will be included in a presentation at the Fifteenth International Conference on Grey Literature during the official launch of the GreyGuide Repository.


Workshop Presenters

Dr. Dominic Farace is Head of GreyNet International and Director of TextRelease, an independent information bureau specializing in grey literature and networked information. He is a native Louisianan and holds degrees in sociology from Creighton University (BA) and the University of New Orleans (MA).  His doctoral dissertation in social sciences is from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, where he has lived and worked since 1976. After six years heading the Department of Documentary Information at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (SWIDOC/ KNAW), Farace founded GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service in 1992. He has since been responsible for the International Conference Series on Grey Literature (1993-2013). In this capacity, he also serves as Program and Conference Director as well as managing editor of the conference proceedings. Farace is editor of The Grey Journal (TGJ) and provides workshops and training in the field of grey literature.


Professor Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., is the Director and Professor of the School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Ohio.  Lipinski has worked in a variety of legal settings including the private, public and non-profit sectors.  He has taught at the American Institute for Paralegal Studies and at Syracuse University College of Law.  In the summers, he is a visiting faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches courses in information policy and legal issues for libraries and information managers.  Lipinski completed his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received the Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, and the Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




Thursday July 25, 2013



9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Mumford Room 6th Floor, Madison Building Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.


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Blue & Orange Lines, Capitol South



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