Scripted Solutions to Solving Our Bibliometric Nightmare

Sergeant, Kate (2009). Scripted Solutions to Solving Our Bibliometric Nightmare. In: National and Institutional Perspectives on Metrics Based Research Evaluation. Biometrics Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 16-17 April, 2009.

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Author Sergeant, Kate
Title of paper Scripted Solutions to Solving Our Bibliometric Nightmare
Conference name Biometrics Conference
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 16-17 April, 2009
Convener Thomson Reuters & The University of Queensland
Proceedings title National and Institutional Perspectives on Metrics Based Research Evaluation
Publisher ISI Web of Knowledge Australia
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Language eng
Abstract/Summary University of South Australia (UniSA) management wanted to know who is publishing, where and how often. Researchers wanted a list of their publications with citation counts. The Library wanted to provide an ongoing service that assisted the University to measure and assess its research output. Citation searching can be difficult, time consuming and tedious, complicated by incomplete or inaccurate citations. Busy researchers, while keen to know their current citation counts, are much less keen to do it themselves. Faced with these challenges the Library established a project to collect the citation counts for all our researchers’ publications. Searching for each publication's citation count is resource intensive but we discovered the added benefit of verifying each reference’s details. We then further built on this work by developing scripted solutions that automatically increment citation counts from the harvested alerts. This paper outlines how the Library is meeting the challenge of managing bibliometric and bibliographic data. In providing a service that helps the University answer some of the hard questions asked about measuring and assessing the University's research outputs, the Library is not only filling its repository with clean metadata, but also reinforcing the Library's reputation as metadata and bibliometric experts.
Subjects 130103 Higher Education
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Session: Publication Management Systems Integration

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Created: Tue, 26 May 2009, 11:58:14 EST by Diana Guillemin on behalf of Library Corporate Services