A bibliometric study of Nieuwenhuysen's bibliography of microcomputer software for online information and documentation work

@article{Rousseau1990ABS,
  title={A bibliometric study of Nieuwenhuysen's bibliography of microcomputer software for online information and documentation work},
  author={Ronald Rousseau},
  journal={J. Inf. Sci.},
  year={1990},
  volume={16},
  pages={45-50}
}
We study a bibliography of documents on a new topic, namely microcomputer software for online information and documentation work. A general Lotka function is fitted to the frequency form of the distribution of items in this bibliogra phy. Data are also described by a truncated Leimkuhler curve; behind the truncation point the so-called Groos droop begins. We show that such droops cannot be explained as the result of a relatively high scattering, due to the recentness of the topic.