Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources

Various authors, Free Resources from the Net for Every Learner, Jun 25, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

'Grey literature' is not my favourite term but it will do for now I guess. It includes "research and technical reports, briefings and reviews, evaluations, working papers, conference papers, theses, and multimedia content." In other words, just about every publication related to research that is not a formal academic publication. The Pisa Declaration referred to here is a "call for increased recognition of grey literature’s role and value by governments, academics and all stakeholders, particularly its importance for open access." I'm not sure why a declaration is needed for this but I can't say I disagree with it. I wish it didn't feel like marketing for the 'Grey Guide' report. More at GreyNet.

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