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Putting librarianship on a new track

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With more organizations developing an appetite for measurement, data and analytics, bibliometrics can help librarians provide these services. Bibliometrics are a statistical analysis of written publications, such as books or articles, to measure influence and other factors.

Sarah Davis, LAC Federal librarian working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Central Library, explores bibliometrics and other ways libraries and librarians can add value to organizations. Davis, who earned her master’s degree in library and information services from the University of Maryland, covers four key points in this article, published in Information Outlook:

  1. Bibliometric Rules of the Road
  2. The Limits of Bibliometrics
  3. Becoming a Bibliometrician
  4. Tapping into Bibliometrics