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Organisation and management of grey literature in select social science libraries

R.K. Bhatt (Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)
Monika Singh (Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)
Jyoti Rana (Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)
Jatin Kumar (Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)

Collection and Curation

ISSN: 2514-9326

Article publication date: 1 May 2020

Issue publication date: 16 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study the organisation and management of grey literature (GL) to select social science libraries. Further, the study is an attempt to make known the types of GL; extent of demand and the frequency of use of GL; GL collection in other languages; workshops or training programmes or seminars for GL; bibliographic control for GL, etc., in select social science libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey with the help of a questionnaire followed by interviews was conducted among the social science libraries understudy to explore the issues and challenges involved in organizing and managing GL.

Findings

The study finds that 83.3% of libraries have a separate wing for the management of GL and the majority of the GL acquired by the library are accessed through compact disc and are present in digital form access via online public access catalog.

Originality/value

The paper explores the organisation and management of GL by social science libraries, which is a unique study on its own as the management of GL is not much popular here in India. The study paves the path for more issues to be explored in the area i.e. GL.

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Citation

Bhatt, R.K., Singh, M., Rana, J. and Kumar, J. (2021), "Organisation and management of grey literature in select social science libraries", Collection and Curation, Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 138-143. https://doi.org/10.1108/CC-10-2019-0033

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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