2021 LIS-Bibliometrics Conference Wrap Up

2021's LIS B conference, like many things this year, required some changes. As we moved the conference online, we had to figure out which platform would be the easiest to use for presenters and attendees, how best to accommodate presenters in multiple time zones, and what we would do if all of the more than …

Guest post: Why research supporters can sign DORA too

Liam Bullingham from Edge Hill University encourages staff involved in supporting research to sign DORA as individuals. This post considers the adoption of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) by both universities and individuals, specifically research supports such as librarians. The paradox of some institutions signing but doing little to act, and individuals …

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 …

Dressing up Irresponsible Metrics as Responsible Metrics

David Whyte from the University of Liverpool thinks his institution is making a mockery of established standards in research metrics. In this post he breaks down why he thinks so and how this could effect the broader research community. University of Liverpool Faculty of Health, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic I’ll begin by putting my cards …