|Ubiquitous identifiers for grey literature|
Douglas, K. (2000). Ubiquitous identifiers for grey literature. IAMSLIC Proceedings 25: 175-181
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Digital identifiers are a necessary and critical feature of digital libraries and repositories. Various organisations have developed and attempted to promulgate different types of digital identifiers for ubiquitous and persistent use. The primary examples are the DOI, URN and the PURL.Grey literature is produced at all levels of government, academia and many businesses and industries where publishing is not the primary business activity. Nevertheless, many of these materials are easily available over the Web and are regularly cited in the more formal literature.Should organisations be encouraged to use any of these identifiers to improve identification and access to this literature?