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Spring Meeting Highlight – Bibliometrics

The Library is a Growing Organism: Innovative Methods, Classic Missions
Date: Friday, 20 April
Time: 9:00 – 3:30
Location: Ithaca, NY (map)

Join us this April as Elaine Lasda-Bergman provides an overview of the basics of bibliometrics and explains some of the resources for measuring scholarly output.

Bibliometrics: New Ways to Measure Scholarly Output – Analyzing citation patterns in scholarly literature has long been a means of tracing the history and transformation of ideas as well as measuring the impact or output of individual scholars, journals, institutions, even nations. The so-called “ISI Indexes” (now Web of Science) are the most established and well known resources for bibliometric analysis. More recently, Scopus and Google Scholar are now the “upstart” resources for locating citing references. In addition, new tools and metrics such as the h-index, e-index, SNIP, SCImago Journal Rank, and Publish or Perish have provided the researcher with a greater variety of bibliometric indicators that both compete with and complement those found in traditional sources. This presentation will provide an overview of the basics of bibliometrics and explain some of these new resources for measuring scholarly output.

Full presentation description and event details
Elaine Lasda Bergmanis the Bibliographer for Social Welfare and Dewey Reference at the Dewey Graduate Library at the University at Albany. Although her primary day-to-day responsibilities involve working with the students and faculty at the University’s School of Social Welfare, Ms. Lasda Bergman also conducts promotion and tenure citation searches for University Faculty and her research interests lie in using citation analysis methodologies to learn about resource use and coverage in social science disciplines. In the past, Ms. Lasda Bergman was adjunct faculty at the University Albany School of Information Studies and Technology, teaching a course in Online Information Retrieval, which included an introduction to citation searching tools.

Elaine has been an active member of the UNYSLA board for many years now, serving in various positions such as Secretary, Membership Committee Chair, Local Area Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee Chair; and she is a Past President of the Chapter, serving in the 2009-2010 term. Currently, she is also the Chair-Elect of the Social Sciences Division in SLA and Public Relations Chair for the Academic Division. Elaine is also very active in the New York Library Association, currently serving as the President of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of that organization.

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