عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: To investigate gray literature management in libraries of Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) regarding collection management, organizing and distribution.
Methodology/Approach: Using a questionnaire, the viewpoints of 52 library managers of AREEO were evaluated.
Findings: 40.4% of libraries use the resource own name for referring to gray literature.Only 8.5% of libraries have written manual for collecting gray resources. None of the libraries have a selection committee for gray literature. 26.9% of libraries have a list of gray resources kept in their libraries and 70.45% of them specified them in Simorgh database. 63.5% of libraries cannot access such resources using interlibrary loan or shared purchases. The weeding is not conducted on gray resources of 59.6% of libraries. Most of these resources are acquired via dedication. Also, in 73.2% of libraries the organization of these resources is done both manually and mechanically.
Conclusion: There is not enough attention toward gray resources management in libraries. That could be due to unfamiliarity of such resources. The results of this research can be somewhat popularized to other libraries of Iran.