October 31, 2014

Research Paper: Impact of Gender and Age on Performing Search Tasks Online

Title Impact of Gender and Age on Performing Search Tasks Online Authors Georg Singer Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia Ulrich Norbisrath Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia Dirk Lewandowski Department Information, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany Source Paper to Be Presented at Mensch and Computer 2012 September 2012 via […]

List: Top 10 Hot Articles in Library and Information Science, June 2012

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New Research Article: “Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information”

Title Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information Authors Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Mike Thelwall University of Wolverhampton (UK) Source PLoS ONE 7(5) e35869. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035869 Abstract The research blog has become a popular mechanism for the quick discussion of scholarly […]

Preprint: The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age

Title The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age Authors George A. Lozano Universite du Quebec a Montreal Vincent Lariviere Universite de Montreal Yves Gingras Universite du Quebec a Montreal Source arXiv Article To Be Published in JASIST Abstract Historically, papers have been physically bound to the journal in […]

Preprint: Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources

Title Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources (Preprint) Authors Andrew D. Asher Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow for Scholarly Communications The Bertrand Library, Bucknell University Lynda M. Duke Academic Outreach Librarian, Associate Professor, The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University Suzanne Wilson Library […]

Research Paper: “Citation Impact of Papers Published From Six Prolific Countries: A National Comparison Based on InCites Data”

Title Citation Impact of Papers Published From Six Prolific Countries: A National Comparison Based on InCites Data Authors Lutz Bornman Max Planck Society Munich, Germany Loet Leydesdorff Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) University of Amsterdam, Source via arXiv Abstract Using the InCites tool of Thomson Reuters, this study compares normalized citation impact values calculated […]

New Research: “What Online Social Networks May Know About Non-Members”

From Heidelberg University (Germany): What can social networks on the internet know about persons who are friends of members, but have no user profile of their own? Researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of Heidelberg University studied this question. Their work shows that through network analytical and machine learning tools the relationships between […]

Research Article: Citation Analysis: “Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Book Chapters in the Book Citation Index (BCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI, SoSCI, A&HCI)”

Title: Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Book Chapters in the Book Citation Index (BCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI, SoSCI, A&HCI) Source via arXiv Authors Loet Leydesdorff Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam Ulrike Felt Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna Abstract In 2011, Thomson-Reuters introduced the Book Citation Index […]

Video Presentation: Goodreads VP on “The Mechanics of Book Recommendation Engines”

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A presentation by Kyusik Chung from Goodreads at the Booknet Canada Technology Forum that took place in Toronto a little over a month ago From the Program: Kyusik Chung, VP of Business Development at Goodreads and co-founder of Discovereads, takes us behind the scenes and explains how book recommendation engines work. Learn about the different […]

"Google Shuttering Buzz In Favor Of Google+; Farewell To Labs"

From a Search Engine Land Article by Pamela Parker: Buzz was a great learning experience, says Google, but in a few weeks it will be shut down and all such efforts will be focused on Google Plus. The move will likely come as no surprise to Google-watchers, who noted that Buzz integration with Google+ was […]