Role 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
BioMedical Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
Arts Librarian, University of Melbourne Library
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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.