Assessment of the relevance of journals in research libraries using bibliometrics (a review)


Originally, most bibliometric research is aimed at the improvement of library collection-management methods and at the development of new methods for the selection of documents for a collection. This is also true of the impact factor, which was designed to evaluate journals before their inclusion in the collections of research libraries. Thus, the core of bibliometrics is librarianship. However, in recent years bibliometric studies are mainly conducted for the evaluation of scientific developments and individual scientists. In this case, a significant part of such research is carried out by workers at research libraries. Paradoxically, these approaches are not used in librarianship itself. With the expansion of the range of available tools, the development and use of bibliometric methods for the analysis of scientific information in libraries, especially in the acquisition process, once again has become relevant, which is consistent with the changes in science and publishing themselves. This has been stated by both foreign and domestic experts.

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Original Russian Text © V.N. Gureev, N.A. Mazov, 2015, published in Nauchno-Technicheskaya Informatsiya, Seriya 1, 2015, No. 2, pp. 8–19.

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Gureev, V.N., Mazov, N.A. Assessment of the relevance of journals in research libraries using bibliometrics (a review). Sci. Tech.Inf. Proc. 42, 30–40 (2015).

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  • bibliometric analysis
  • acquisition
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  • research libraries
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