December 14, 2017

New Article: “Trends in Research Librarianship Literature: A Social Network Analysis of Articles”

Title

Trends in Research Librarianship Literature: A Social Network Analysis of Articles

Authors

Umut Al
Department of Information Management
Hacettepe University
Ankara, Turkey

İrem Soydal
Department of Information Management
Hacettepe University
Ankara, Turkey

Gülten Alir
Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies
Aksaray University
Aksaray, Turkey

Source

LIBER (Journal of European Research Libraries)
Vol. 21 (2012) No. 3/4

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to identify the bibliometric characteristics of research librarianship literature and to visualize relationships in research librarianship by means of social network analysis. It was found out that the majority (66%) of the articles had single authorship and College & Research Libraries is the prominent actor among the research librarianship journals. It was also observed that Peter Hernon is the most productive and cited author in the field. The findings of this study can be used by the research librarianship community to better understand their core literature.

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See Also: New Issue Alert: LIBER Quarterly (Journal of European Research Libraries)
Links to All Articles in Vol. 21 (2012) No. 3/4

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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