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Analysis For Science Librarians Of The 2015 Nobel Prize In Physics: Missing Neutrinos, Oscillations, And The New Science Of The Ghostliest Particle, Kayleigh Bohémier Jan 2016

Analysis For Science Librarians Of The 2015 Nobel Prize In Physics: Missing Neutrinos, Oscillations, And The New Science Of The Ghostliest Particle, Kayleigh Bohémier

Kayleigh Bohémier

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 would go to Arthur B. McDonald (Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada) and Takaaki Kajita (University of Tokyo, Japan) for their pioneering work in detecting and constraining neutrino oscillations, a phenomenon in which one type of neutrino becomes another type of neutrino as it travels through space. This article describes the science behind the prize, provides an overview of scientific contributions that Kajita and McDonald have made to the field of neutrino astronomy, and analyzes citation and authorship patterns for each Nobel prizewinner.


Analysis Of The Impact Of Studies Published By Internext - Revista Eletrônica De Negócios Internacionais, Carlos Luis González-Valiente Sep 2015

Analysis Of The Impact Of Studies Published By Internext - Revista Eletrônica De Negócios Internacionais, Carlos Luis González-Valiente

Carlos Luis González-Valiente

This paper presents a citation analysis of Internext-Review of International Business to detect the impact caused by papers published for the period 2006-2013. The Publish or Perish (PoP) software is used, which retrieves articles and citations from Google Scholar database. As part of the applied indicators are: the distribution of authors by articles, citations per year, citation vs. self-citation, journal’s citable vs. non citable documents, journal’s cited vs. uncited documents, co-word analysis, and H Index. A total of 131 articles were obtained for 153 citations made until June, 2014. Most articles present multiple authorship. It is also detected an ascending …


Use Of Archives By Catholic Historians, 2010-2012: A Citation Study, Jillian M. Slater, Colleen Hoelscher Jan 2015

Use Of Archives By Catholic Historians, 2010-2012: A Citation Study, Jillian M. Slater, Colleen Hoelscher

Colleen Hoelscher

This article reports on a citation study examining the use of archives by researchers in the field of Catholic history. The authors collected citation data from three Catholic history journals published from 2010 through 2012. They analyzed two citation attributes: the type of materials cited and, for archival materials, the type of repository. This article presents results and observations from the study and discusses them in the context of archival practice. The authors discuss how findings from this study can inform collection development and archival description as well as ideas for further research.


Cuban Research On Information Literacy: An Analysis Of Published Literature, Carlos Luis González-Valiente Oct 2014

Cuban Research On Information Literacy: An Analysis Of Published Literature, Carlos Luis González-Valiente

Carlos Luis González-Valiente

Objective: perform a bibliometric characterization of Cuban research on information literacy (INFOLIT) based on the literature published from 2000 to 2013. Methods: substantiation was provided for conceptual notions about INFOLIT in the field of library and information sciences, and some interesting research antecedents were explored. Sixty-seven papers identified by the Ibero-America-Cuba INFOLIT Wiki-Repository were examined with the bibliometric indicators yearly productivity, authors, journals and term co-occurrence analysis, as well as type of documents cited, and most commonly cited journals and authors. Bibliometric maps and graphs were used to present the results obtained. Results: the topic has expanded since 2007. The …


A Review Of Citation Analysis Methodologies For Collection Development, Kristin Hoffmann, Lise Doucette Dec 2013

A Review Of Citation Analysis Methodologies For Collection Development, Kristin Hoffmann, Lise Doucette

Kristin Hoffmann

While there is a considerable body of literature that presents the results of citation analysis studies, most researchers do not provide enough detail in their methodology to reproduce the study, nor do they provide rationale for methodological decisions. In this paper, we review the methodologies used in 34 recent articles that present a “user study” citation analysis with a goal of informing collection management. We describe major themes and outliers in the methodologies and discuss factors that require careful thought and analysis. We also provide a guide to considerations for citation analysis studies, so that researchers can make informed decisions.


Reframing "How We Done It Good" Research Publications, Lise Doucette, Bruce Fyfe, Marni R. Harrington, Kristin Hoffmann, Courtney Waugh May 2012

Reframing "How We Done It Good" Research Publications, Lise Doucette, Bruce Fyfe, Marni R. Harrington, Kristin Hoffmann, Courtney Waugh

Kristin Hoffmann

"How I done it good" research papers, while important, often focus on a specialized local case. Added value comes from placing research results within the wider community of library research. Using citation analysis as an example, we share strategies for communicating results in a way that is replicable and comparable. (Poster presentation)


Reframing "How We Done It Good" Research Publications, Lise Doucette, Bruce Fyfe, Marni R. Harrington, Kristin Hoffmann, Courtney Waugh May 2012

Reframing "How We Done It Good" Research Publications, Lise Doucette, Bruce Fyfe, Marni R. Harrington, Kristin Hoffmann, Courtney Waugh

Courtney L. Waugh

"How I done it good" research papers, while important, often focus on a specialized local case. Added value comes from placing research results within the wider community of library research. Using citation analysis as an example, we share strategies for communicating results in a way that is replicable and comparable. (Poster presentation)


Reframing "How We Done It Good" Research Publications, Lise Doucette, Bruce Fyfe, Marni R. Harrington, Kristin Hoffmann, Courtney Waugh May 2012

Reframing "How We Done It Good" Research Publications, Lise Doucette, Bruce Fyfe, Marni R. Harrington, Kristin Hoffmann, Courtney Waugh

Marni Harrington

"How I done it good" research papers, while important, often focus on a specialized local case. Added value comes from placing research results within the wider community of library research. Using citation analysis as an example, we share strategies for communicating results in a way that is replicable and comparable. (Poster presentation)


Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 2 – Mining The Health Numeracy Literature For Assessment Items, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez Jan 2009

Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 2 – Mining The Health Numeracy Literature For Assessment Items, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez

Todd A. Chavez

A topic search of the Web of Science (WoS) database using the term “numeracy” produced a bibliography of 293 articles, reviews and editorial commentaries (Oct 2008). The citation graph of the bibliography clearly identifies five benchmark papers (1995-2001), four of which developed numeracy assessment instruments. Starting with the 80 papers that cite these benchmarks, we identified a set of 25 papers (1995-2008) in which the medical research community reports the development and/or application of health-numeracy assessments. In all we found 10 assessment instruments from which we have compiled a total of 48 assessment items. There are both general and context-specific …


Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 1: The Bibliography And Its Role In The History Of This Journal, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez Jan 2008

Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 1: The Bibliography And Its Role In The History Of This Journal, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez

Todd A. Chavez

Prior to deciding to propose in 2006 that the National Numeracy Network (NNN) publish a new journal for quantitative literacy with their support, the University of South Florida Libraries investigated the publication environment of the field on the Web of Science®. Reproducing part of that study in this paper, we present findings from topic searches (March 2008) for “numeracy,” “quantitative literacy,” and “statistical literacy.” These updated results include a combined bibliography of 338 peer-reviewed articles amongst 210 different journals, by 748 authors from 321 institutions in 25 countries, in a total of 87 subjects (34% of the subject classes in …


A Microscope Or A Mirror?: A Question Of Study Validity Regarding The Use Of Dissertation Citation Analysis For Evaluating Research Collections, Penny Beile, David Boote, Elizabeth Killingsworth Jul 2004

A Microscope Or A Mirror?: A Question Of Study Validity Regarding The Use Of Dissertation Citation Analysis For Evaluating Research Collections, Penny Beile, David Boote, Elizabeth Killingsworth

Penny Beile

Use of dissertation citation analysis for collection evaluation was investigated. Analysis of 1842 education dissertation citations from three institutions suggests the assumption of doctoral student expertise in their use of the scholarly literature may be overstated. For purposes of developing research collections, dependence on dissertation citation analyses should proceed cautiously.