Gray/Grey Literature

I spent some time on the Information Today stand this afternoon and ended up in a fascinating conversation with two librarians discussing gray (or grey, depending upon which language spelling you prefer) literature. What is the definition today? Does it involve publishing through non-established sources? What about white papers? And pamphlet materials now digitised and sent to the web? Items not showing up in bibliographic databases? Lots to think about.

Marydee Ojala

Editor, ONLINE: Exploring Technology & Resources for Information Professionals


One Response to “Gray/Grey Literature”

  1. Don Hawkins December 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm #

    If you’re really interested in grey literature, the 10th International Conference on Grey Literature is Monday and Tuesday of next week in Amsterdam. Check it out at

    Don Hawkins
    Columnist, Information Today