عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: the research aimed to explore how grey resources are managed in an academic library setting.
Methodology: the research was conducted in a descriptive and survey design. Primary data gathered using a questionnaire followed by a secondary study by library survey method. The statistical population was a total number of the librarians at University of Tabriz. Data gathered were then analyzed by software SPSS and Excel.
Findings: the mean score of collecting grey resources was a much lower than average one (29.1%), the mean score of organizing gray resources was slightly lower than the average (46.2%), the mean score of maintaining grey resources was 53.8% and finally the average score of accessing grey resources was calculated as 56.4%. The whole situation in terms of accessing, organizing and maintaining was slightly lower than the average (46.3%). Moreover, the average score for the challenges for managing grey resources (9.51%) and improving the management process of them (4.51%) were also calculated.
Conclusion: libraries located at and administrators in University of Tabriz are taking into account the management of their grey resources lesser than expected. There appears a need to manage these resources as a priority in academic libraries as they contain valuable and unique information necessary to the development of knowledge and research.