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Bibliometric Analysis of Bibliographic Behaviors in Economic Sciences

Bibliographic reference Dorban, Michel ; Vandevenne, AF.. Bibliometric Analysis of Bibliographic Behaviors in Economic Sciences. In: Scientometrics : an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science, communication in science and science policy, Vol. 25, no. 1, p. 149-165 (1992)
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  1. A recent survey inN.A. van House, Output measures in libraries,Library Trends, 38 (1989) 268–279.
  2. For the Dutch part of the country seeH.D.L. Vervliet, Defensieve collectievorming inzake tijdschriftabonnementen: een nationale planning middels journal citation reports,Bibliotheekarchiefgids, 63 (1987) 23–29.
  3. This notation is from an article to meditate:C.R. McCure, Increasing the usefulness of research for Library Managers: propositions, issues and strategies,Library Trends 38 (1989) 280–294.
  4. A clear presentation of these J.C.R. can be found in:L. Egghe,Bibliometrie, Leuven, 1988, 126–144
  5. or in:L. Egghe, R. Rousseau,Introduction to Informetrics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990.
  6. The method is well-known:F. Lancaster, Principes directeurs pour l'évaluation des systèmes et services d'information, Paris, Unesco, 1978, p. 30.
  7. Devin Robin B., Kellogg Martha, The Serial/Monograph Ratio in Research Libraries: Budgeting in Light of Citation Studies, 10.5860/crl_51_01_46
  8. A recent and original bibliography:E.F. Santavica, Best collection development articles,Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory, 13 (1989) 319–321. One of the key problems in our European libraries is the difficulty of handling and integrating the gifts in our stocks.
  9. De-acquisition, relegation, weeding, withdrawing... in French, seeF. Gaudet, C. Lieber,Le désherbage, élimination et renouvellement des collections en Bibliothèque, Paris, 1987 (Dossier technique de la Bibliothèque publique d'information du Centre Pompidou).
  10. Popovich Charles J., The Characteristics of a Collection for Research in Business/Management, 10.5860/crl_39_02_110
  11. See these subtle and important differences in:L. Egghe,Bibliometrie, Op. cit.,, Leuven, 1988, 135–139.
  12. See the very instructive table about the frequency of citations journals versus citations to nonjournal sources according to the economic field in the article ofS. Matsui and al.,Op. cit., 128.
  13. A survey of these methods in, for instance,F.W. Lancaster,Op. cit.,, p. 128. Loan statistics, among others, are often criticized because they ignore the level of consultation in the library itself and because a book which is frequently borrowed doesn't stay long on a shelf. The only solution to get over these problems: collecting a large number of date.
  14. An exemplary approach:J.A. Whisler, Periodicals circulation statistics at a mid-sized academic library: implications for collection management,Ressource-sharing-and information network, 5 (1989) 1–363.
  15. See for instanceA. Abid, Evaluation des ressources documentaires,L'évaluation des bibliothèques universitaires,J.P. Clavel (Ed.), Montreal, 1978, pp. 25–42. Many problems arise, i.e. Collecting data, in applying these methods based mainly on the users' collaboration. About the notion of “practicability” in library inquiries, seeG. Ford, Approaches to performance measurement: some observations on principles and practice,British Journal of Academic Librarianship, 4 (1989) 74–87.
  16. See for instanceJ. Fletcher, A view of the literature of economics,Journal of Documentation, 28 (1972) 289–295.
  17. The measurement of the average time spent by a reader on his book is not easily measurable. Some experiences to be found in the article ofG. Ford,Op. cit..