To examine the use, field perception, citation practices, creation, methods for finding, and
dissemination of grey literature, this study used interviews of faculty at a large Rl university.
Further, interviewees were asked specifically about one type of grey literature - preprints - as well
as about ways in which libraries could support their overall grey literature goals. The study findings
included concerns about the challenges of finding known items and the unstable nature of web
pages. Some less expected findings included the use of grey literature in undergraduate instruction
as well as faculty creation of grey literature for lay audiences. In terms of implications for practice,
librarians could use these findings to inform long term preservation practices as well as access to
Marsolek, W., Cooper, K., Riegelman, A., Farrell, S. L., & Kelly, J. A. (2020). Faculty Perceptions of Grey Literature: A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty Interviews. Grey Journal (TGJ), 16(3).
Marsolek, Wanda; Cooper, Kristen; Riegelman, Amy L.; Farrell, Shannon L.; Kelly, Julia A..
Faculty Perceptions of Grey Literature: A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty Interviews. Grey Journal (TGJ), 16(3)..
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