About

The Bibliomagician is the blog run by members of the Lis-Bibliometrics Committee, responsible for overseeing the activities of the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum on Jiscmail.

LIS-Bibliometrics was set up in 2010, with a particular focus on supporting LIS (Library and Information Science) professionals with the increasing volume of bibliometric queries, and training they were called upon to deliver. Since that time, the membership has grown to over 1,000 representing many different practitioner groups, researchers, data and metrics suppliers, from all over the world. In addition to the discussion list and The Bibliomagician blog, the group run an annual conference. They have also developed a set of Bibliometric Competencies, a list of bibliometric resources, some responsible use guides for some of the major citation benchmarking tools, and run an annual state-of-the-art survey around responsible metrics. They also commission and undertake small research projects that help understand and represent the interests of bibliometric practitioners, as well as providing community-sourced responses to consultations that affect their work.

A full list of current Committee members is available on the Meet the Committee page.