Grey Literature: A Valuable Untapped Stockpile of Information

Journal of the Young Librarians Association, Vol. 05, 2011

9 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2019

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Ramesh Pandita

BGSB University

Shivendra Singh

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Each piece of information irrespective of its origin, language, script, publication, accessibility, is very vital to support the life on earth. Information in present day world is available in so many form but still there is one form which despite being the most conventional is still the most unorganized and untapped pool of information. Importance of this primary source of information is no way less to any other form of information, what we call as Grey Literature. Even this gray literature becomes white without people actually realizing its origin. The present paper lays emphasis up on the importance of Gray Literature and the various ways and means by which this huge stockpile of information can be channelized into mainstream to maximize its exploitation. The present paper lays emphasis over the importance of grey literature and its untapped potential by which it can contribute significantly in growth and development of any country in every sphere of human activity.

Suggested Citation

Pandita, Ramesh and Singh, Shivendra, Grey Literature: A Valuable Untapped Stockpile of Information (2011). Journal of the Young Librarians Association, Vol. 05, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3476007

Ramesh Pandita

BGSB University ( email )

rajouri, J&K INDIA
rajouri, jammu 185131
India

Shivendra Singh (Contact Author)

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences ( email )

Faridkot, Punjab 151203
India

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