Discover the Power Inside Web of Science


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Authors: Susann deVries, Robert G. Kelly, Paula M. Storm, Jackie Wrosch
Eastern Michigan University

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  • Introdcutions Why? We wanted to know how our resources supported faculty research – Even though it is not part of our primary mission EMU Profile: 1849- primarily a Teachers College 22,000 students,687 faculty Just under 1 million volumes, 28,000 unique e-journal titles
  • Discover the Power Inside Web of Science

    1. 1. Discover the Power Inside Web of Science: Exploring How Your Collections Support Faculty Research Paula Storm Jackie Wrosch Bob Kelly Susann deVries
    2. 2. What We Did… <ul><li>Retrieved and analyzed all articles and citations identified by WOS of EMU affiliate authors from 2005-2007 (Kelly) </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted a web survey of those EMU authors. (deVries) </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewed a sampling of authors representing different departments within EMU. (Storm) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Web of Science ® : How the Dataset was Created <ul><li>Searched WoS for EMU authors. </li></ul><ul><li>Data was downloaded and saved as CSV file. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors and Cited References were formatted in a single field. </li></ul><ul><li>This field was parsed using Perl scripts creating the tables of authors, published articles and citations. </li></ul><ul><li>The three resulting tables were all imported into an Access database. </li></ul><ul><li>This database was used to determine the most frequently published EMU authors and cited journals. </li></ul><ul><li>We determined % of EMU ownership/access to 244 articles and 8,643 article citations.   </li></ul>
    4. 4. Analysis of Journals in which EMU faculty published between 2005-2007 <ul><li>Number of publishing EMU faculty: 121 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of journal articles: 244 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of unique journal titles: 209 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of those journals owned by EMU: 183 or 87.56%. </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of citations: 8,640 </li></ul><ul><li>Library owned 4 of 5 journals/1 of 2 books cited </li></ul>
    5. 5. Most Frequently Cited Journals: A Bakers Dozen
    6. 6. Survey <ul><li>Do faculty use the EMU Halle Library collection? </li></ul>
    7. 7. 6. What are the resources or services you used at these other libraries? Books 42% Databases 25% Journals 79% Maps 8% Subject Librarian 4% Other 13%
    8. 8. 8. Please comment on how well EMU library resources supported your research for the articles you published between 2005-2007. “ We only have the basics. Cutting edge journals, the newest books, international resources have to be located from other sources.” “ The resources were adequate, but could be better. If I could not access it at EMU, I went to U of M. I feel I should be able to access everything I need via EMU.” “ I got all the help that I needed from the Library. Thank you!” “ Fairly well. It would be nice if we had more journals online.” “ I was able to get most articles through paper journals, electronic access to journal articles, or ILL.”
    9. 9. Faculty Interviews <ul><li>Survey Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-Face </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for whom to interview </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trust library resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian support </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Future Plans & Summary <ul><li>Do more in-depth statistical analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze journal titles using Journal Citation Report </li></ul><ul><li>Publish results in journal article </li></ul>
    11. 11. Questions <ul><li>Paula Storm [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Kelly [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Susann deVries [email_address] </li></ul>