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Evolution and trends in the development of electronic grey literature (eGL): A case study of IEG lib

Library Herald Year : 2022, Volume : 60, Issue : 2 First page : ( 48) Last page : ( 58) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2022.00017.3

Evolution and trends in the development of electronic grey literature (eGL): A case study of IEG library

Paliwal Geeta Khulbe1 1Librarian, Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), Research Scholar, IGNOU, Delhi -110067, E-mail: geet.paliwal@gmail.com Abstract The aim of this paper is to describe the importance of Electronic Grey literature (eGL) in research community. It highlights the evolution and collection development of eGL at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Library, Delhi. The paper also describes the initiative of digitizing and preserving the grey literature at IEG. The paper is the outcome of a survey conducted to know the use of e-grey literature (eGL) at IEG Library. The main aim of the study was to identify the use of electronic grey literature by the users of IEG library which is available through IEG Repository (DSpace), CD-ROM and online. Questionnaire method and personal interview was conducted as a data collection tool. It was found that the users of IEG Library prefer using electronic grey literature to support their research and study. The paper shows that the popularity of electronic grey literatureis increasing among the users. Keywords Grey Literature, Electronic Grey Literature, User study, Information communication, Use of resources.

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