How thematic maps can assist collection management: a qualitative assessment of journals' thematic focus

Ibekwe-SanJuan, Fidelia How thematic maps can assist collection management: a qualitative assessment of journals' thematic focus. Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services, 2005, vol. 19, n. 3, pp. 295-305. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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We present a method for mapping the content of a text collection. This method uses linguistic analysis to relate terms extracted from the texts and clusters them into thematic topics mapped onto a 2D space. While the graphic display of domain topics is useful for several information-driven tasks, the focus of the paper is more on the comparison of journal ranking by productivity (number of published papers in the collection) and by content representativity (ranking by number of terms and clusters). The results show that the two rankings are not identical, thus pointing to possible discrepancies between pure productivity and terminological density

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: journal collection management, content analysis, data analysis, thematic maps, query refinement
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IB. Content analysis (A and I, class.)
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan
Date deposited: 26 Feb 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10


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