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Friday, June 7 • 10:30am - 11:30am
GreyLit is What Lies below the surface- How Open Access Can Invert the Iceberg?

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For many the tip of the information iceberg is often only what gets published in academic journals. This belief and practice leaves a vast amount of research and information sitting below the surface on shared drives or industry specific websites. Librarians know there is a world of information below the surface of academia-the world of grey literature that holds equally insightful and valuable clues that impact patients, programs and policies. Librarians, and producers of grey literature know that if it could be accessed consistently it would, in fact, change the way research is published and information is shared. This begs the question; could open access invert the publishing iceberg by bringing insightful grey literature to the surface where it can be found quickly and consistently?
This presentation will talk about the global movement toward open access and will enlighten participants with the latest news and debates regarding open access including Plan S, and the University of California vs Elsevier and how one advocate and supporter of information access sees a new role and skill set for librarians and online libraries in the world of open access.

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Cora Cole

CEO, GreyLit
Cora is the Founder and CEO of GreyLit, a software company that gives a voice and a stage to frontline research and information by allowing it to be searched, shared and reviewed around the world. After nearly 20 years as a Public Health Epidemiologist, Cora wanted to help organizations... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
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