VALA20120Role of bibliometrics in scholarly communication

VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 5 - Metrics
Tuesday 9 February 2010, 14:40 - 15:10
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010-proceedings/vala2010-session-5-horwood

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperLynne Horwood

BioMedical Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

Sabina Robertson

Arts Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au

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Abstract

The aims of the paper are, firstly, to provide an overview of the major developments of bibliometrics. Secondly, the paper will discuss features of two of the major citation databases, Scopus (Elsevier) and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters). Both vendors are focussing their product development in the areas of visual representation of the relationships of the cited papers. Thirdly, the paper will illustrate the opportunities for academic librarians to engage with their academic communities.

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