Saving the Elusive Past for the Future: A Case Study in Collaboration of Veterinary Libraries Academic Article uri icon


  • This article presents a collaborative project undertaken by a group of veterinary librarians as an attempt to deal with the problematic nature of grey literature. It provides the historical context of grey literature in veterinary medicine, noting its importance in preserving the history of the veterinary profession in the United States. It also surveys veterinary grey literature and discusses the challenges of dealing with this type of material. Emphasizing the common problems presented to the veterinary library community, the paper then reports on the cooperative efforts of the group, describing the development of a mission, core values, and an action plan. 2008 by The Haworth Press. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Jaros, J., Carrigan, E., Boyd, C., Croft, V., Fagen, D., Moberly, H., Stephens, G., & Willard, G.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Jaros, Joe||Carrigan, Esther||Boyd, C||Croft, Vicki||Fagen, Diane||Moberly, Heather||Stephens, Gretchen||Willard, Gayle

publication date

  • January 2008