#ABOERJC MAY 4, 2021 @ 7PM MST. READ UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LIBRARIAN RESEARCHERS ARTICLE ON GREY LIT. HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO #OER? @UMNLIB @DocBlom @egchristiansen @margymaclibrary

#ABOERJC MAY 4, 2021 @7PM MST. University of Minnesota librarian researchers note why grey lit is becoming more popular/valuable in research Cooper et al., 2019, p. 10). How does this relate to #OER? @umnlib @DocBlom @egchristiansen @margymaclibrary @anniemoot

Cooper, K., Marsolek, W., Riegelman, A., Farrell, S., and Kelly, J. (2019). Grey Literature: Use, Creation, and Citation Habits of Faculty Researchers across Disciplines. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.  7(1).  https://jlsc-pub.org/articles/abstract/10.7710/2162-3309.2314/

Discuss how this survey of faculty researchers on the use, creation, and citation habits of grey literature relates to research and practice in OER.  Who uses it, or not, how and why is it created or used, and how is it collected and stored to promote its use in OpenEd is explored in this TwitterChat.

QUESTIONS

  1. How would you define grey literature? Why is it important to #OER and #OEP?
  2. If you are a librarian, do you get a lot of requests for grey literature? If so, what form, how so?
  3. What is your interest in grey literature – as a student, researcher, practitioner, librarian, or other?
  4. What method do you use to find grey literature? Some examples include: Google Scholar, professional contacts, library indexes/databases, library catalogues, or institutional repositories (IRs).
  5. Have you created grey literature as an OER or found other uses in your practice? How so? Do you encourage students to create or use grey literature? 
  6. When creating grey literature do you reach out to your institution’s librarians to add to their repository? How do you provide opportunity for reuse of grey literature?

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