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Citation analysis - librarian support for academic research evidence portfolios, and research support generally

30 minute presentation at ANZTLA conference July 2011

mark hangartner

on 21 September 2011

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Transcript of Citation analysis - librarian support for academic research evidence portfolios, and research support generally

Citation analysis - research support Overview of this presentation :
what citation analysis is
some tools we use
helping academics with evidence portfolios
maintaining a database for the institution. What is citation analysis? It starts with a piece of academic work e.g. an article It gets cited in an indexed publication e.g. a journal in a citation index Count the number of times it is cited ... ... and by whom ... and when. we look at the citing record for other articles published in the same journal Get a picture of who is citing this work on a citation map This helps identify a kind of trail or "web" of research, you can look in detail at one strand Journal Citation Reports The Impact Factor and how to calculate it Context is everything Google scholar versus WoS/Scopus Free - finds a huge amount Obtaining a total citation count Identifying work related to a university ... advanced searching Searching in Google Scholar make sure you try different citation styles Google scholar results Mini Summary Evidence portfolio increasingly important Citation tools e.g. Web of Science & Google scholar can help Web of science is good for Science, Technology and Medecine There is no category for religion at all, "history" indexes 43 journals, and there are 10 categories for kinds of psychology, ... Research outputs institutions need to keep these records as well as academics ANZTLA 2011 Conference
Mark Hangartner
Moving beyond citation analysis Create your own database?
store the record of your institution's research output. pros? adds value for your institution.
librarians have skills in describing
builds on existing ARI work
encourages collaboration with researchers cons someone else is doing it
lack of time
not important
lack of skills Some considerations Do you include non academic work e.g. sermons
Do you keep the fulltext?
Include student work?
Do you keep alumni research
Would you collaborate with other ANZTLA members? but there is another well known tool ... first using Chicago ... then APA an example from Auckland
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