ERIC Number: ED459767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Grey Literature and Its Contribution to Knowledge Society.
de Carvalho, Elizabet Maria Ramos
This paper provides a historic overview of the evolution during the last century of gray literature in the knowledge society. The first section presents some definitions of gray literature and the stages of its development from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Some institutions that played a key role in the administration of this type of literature are then discussed, including the following initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) BIREME (Health Sciences Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean), an initiative run by the Pan-American Health Organization; (2) IBICT (Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology), established during the 1950s under the National Research and Development Council by Ministry of Science and Technology; (3) INFLOAC (Regional Program for Strengthening Cooperation among Networks and National Information Systems for the Development of Latin America and the Caribbean), established in 1986 under a UNESCO resolution; and (4) INFOBILA (Latin American Librarianship Information Data Base), established in 1985 at the Librarianship Research University Center of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. (Contains 30 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Databases, Documentation, Foreign Countries, Information Services, Printed Materials
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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