Demonstrating Library Value: A Practical Application of Citation Analysis And Web-Scraping Techniques is a poster in the 2020 PNLA Virtual Poster Session. We encourage you to engage in discussion by leaving a comment on the page. The author of the poster will respond to comments the week of August 4-7, 2020.
Presenters: Laura Baird & Lynda Irons
Track: Academic Library
Abstract:To measure the Libraries’ impact on Pacific University researchers, we analyzed citations from their publications. By using the cited references of Pacific-published works from Web of Science, our discovery layer (Primo), browser automation, and scripting, we found that 78.0 percent of Pacific-cited works are available through the Libraries. Free or open source content accounted for 17.3 percent of availability, and 60.7 percent were provided by paid library subscriptions. Our analysis included top journals and databases used as well as the number of unique content in each database or aggregator. We will share our analysis techniques, findings, and practical applications.
About the Presenters:
Laura Baird is the Systems and Applications Librarian. Her research interests include universal design and accessibility.
Lynda Irons is the Research and Instructional Services Librarian. Her research interests include assessment, demonstration library impact.