This may feel really far away, but the GreyNet International 2018 conference or GL20 has been scheduled for December 3-4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. They have sent out a “call for papers” along with the save the date announcement.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Research Data Fuels and Sustains Grey Literature”. The definition of research data is as encompassing as the field of grey literature (GL). This is the 20th annual conference in the GL-series and it seeks to address key issues and topics related to grey literature and its underlying research data.

Much emphasis is placed on big data, even though the majority of research projects are small to medium size. This is a similar challenge for grey literature.

Over the past quarter century, grey literature communities have worked diligently to demonstrate how their documents are produced, published, reviewed, indexed, accessed, and further used, applied, and preserved. Today, these communities are now challenged to demonstrate how research data fuels and sustains their grey literature.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.