Bibliometrics and the brain dead

Johnson, Ian M. Bibliometrics and the brain dead. Information Development , 2011, vol. 27, n. 2, pp. 92-93. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

Many bibliometric and webometric studies are superficial, failing to explore the reasons underlying the phenomenon that they measure. Why do so many LIS researchers show so little curiosity about the context within which information is produced and used? Why do they neglect this opportunity to demonstrate the importance of information to development? What more do teachers need to communicate about the purpose of bibliometrics and how to apply them in an influential way?

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Bibliometrics Information science Education for librarianship and information work
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
Depositing user: Professor Ian M. Johnson
Date deposited: 24 Jun 2014 09:06
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:31


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