GreyGuide Portal and Repository: GreyNet's Flagship Project 2013-2022
GreyNet International together with the Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy mark this year a decade of collaboration in the design, development, and open access of diverse resources in the field of grey literature. In this capacity GreyNet acts as content provider and ISTI-CNR as developer and system provider for the GreyGuide repository registered in OpenDOAR. Together they have compiled and published the complete collection of conference papers in the GL Conference Series from 1993 to 2022. Further included are the accompanying abstracts, data papers, and biographical notes of hundreds of authors and researchers, who have contributed to this field of information. The GreyGuide portal further extends GreyNet's publication trail by providing open access to conference proceedings, slides, and posters via its Document Share Section.
The GreyGuide Portal further facilitates access to repositories in which GreyNet's conference videos and published research datasets are housed. In 2018, five years into this project, GreyGuide came to include persistent digital identifiers (PIDS) namely the DOI, ORCiD, and ROR-ID in its metadata records. This has allowed for the crosslinking of the research data published in the DANS Easy Achive and the video presentations published in the TIB AV-Portal with their accompanying full text conference papers published in the GreyGuide Repository.