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Library Trends 30 (1) Summer 1981: Bibliometrics

 

Library Trends 30 (1) Summer 1981: Bibliometrics. Edited by William Gray Potter.

Bibliometrics is, simply put, the study and measurement of the publication patterns of all forms of written communication and their authors. Though the word is of recent coinage, the practice goes back at least to the 1920s.

The purpose of this issue of Library Trends is to provide analyses of the major concepts of bibliometrics and to indicate its present and future directions. An effort has been made to make the articles in this issue understandable to persons new to the topic without depriving those readers already initiated into the mysteries of bibliometrics of new insights and a measure of controversy. The authors of these articles are knowledgeable in their topics, but, with a few exceptions, are not usually associated with bibliometrics. These authors were chosen to bring some new names and, it is hoped, new ideas to the literature.


Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at] jhupress.jhu.edu, or visit www.press.jhu.edu/journals.


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  • [2008-05-22] Teaching Bibliometrics  
    Schrader, Alvin M. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
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  • [2008-05-22] Lotka's Law Revisited  
    Potter, William Gray (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
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  • [2008-05-22] Citation Analysis  
    Smith, Linda C. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
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  • Potter, William Gray (editor) (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
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  • [2008-05-22] General Bibliometric Models  
    Hubert, John J. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
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