Urquhart and probability: The transition from librarianship to library and information science

@article{Bensman2005UrquhartAP,
  title={Urquhart and probability: The transition from librarianship to library and information science},
  author={Stephen J. Bensman},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2005},
  volume={56},
  pages={189-214}
}
by Urquhart in the development of that branch of information science termed bibliometrics, the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to information phenomena, pursuing both historical and practical aims. The article is intended not only to trace the history of the probability distributions applicable to library use and other facets of human knowledge but also to demonstrate how these distributions can be used in the evaluation and management of scientific journal collections… CONTINUE READING