Announcement: New LIS-Bibliometrics Committee Co-Chairs

LIS-Bibliometrics are delighted to announce the appointment of Robyn Price and Zosia Beckles as the new Co-Chairs of the LIS-Bibliometrics Committee. They bring with them a wide range of analytics experience across the UK HE and research sectors.  Zosia is currently Research Information Analyst at the University of Bristol, responsible for the launch and development …

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2022

“Measuring what matters” Call for conference committee members This year’s LIS-Bibliometrics Conference on the theme of “Measuring what matters” will be held online in September 2022. We are seeking volunteers from across and beyond the HE sector to join the organising committee. You will have an opportunity to help shape and deliver an international conference, …

The New Competencies Model for Bibliometrics

LIS-Bibliometrics Committee members Barbara S. Lancho Barrantes, Hannelore Vanhaverbeke and Silvia Dobre discuss the new bibliometrics competencies model, why it was updated, and the changes made to it. The “Competencies for bibliometrics” paper was first published online in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science in 2017 and informed the original Competencies Model for Bibliometric …

Citation-based search tools: the sky is the limit, but what do we need?

Cecile Janssens, co-developer of the citation-based search tool CoCites, discusses how such a tool can rapidly and accurately identify relevant scientific articles based on citation and co-citation frequency. Janssens also elaborates on how CoCites can improve its efficiency, intuitiveness, accountability, and reproducibility. When you search ‘KL622’ in Google, you get the travel details of the …