Telescope Bibliometrics 101

Abstract

During recent years, bibliometric studies have become increasingly important in evaluating individual scientists, institutes, and entire observatories. In astronomy, often librarians are involved in maintaining publication databases and compiling statistics for their institutions. In this paper, we present a look behind the scenes to understand who is interested in bibliometric statistics, which methodologies astronomy librarians apply, and what kind of features next-generation bibliographies may include.

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@article{Grothkopf2010TelescopeB1, title={Telescope Bibliometrics 101}, author={Uta Grothkopf and Jill Lagerstrom}, journal={CoRR}, year={2010}, volume={abs/1103.5474} }