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Bridging the Knowledge Gaps: What Grey Literature does for the Library of Congress’ Indigenous Law Portal

  • Davis-Castro, Carla (Library of Congress...
  • GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service...
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2017
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English: In 2014, the Library of Congress launched the Indigenous Law Portal, an open-access platform with digital resources about how indigenous peoples of the Americas govern themselves. A new classification schedule is being written, Law of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Class KIA-KIX), organizing resources by country and region, legal area, and tribal entity. The classification guides the structure of the online Portal, which includes Canada, the United States, and Mexico to date. The paper will cover the creation of the Portal, the current resources, and the ongoing research on indigenous groups of Central America. Grey literature has been vital to the creation of the name authority records, the classification schedule, and the Portal, whose open access resources serve a diverse global public. / Includes: Conference preprint, Powerpoint presentation, Abstract and Biographical notes / XA / International

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