Stuart Spore Open Forum - MLA 2011

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Library Solutions to Tracking Scholarly Publications Open Forum, MLA 2011. This presentation is by Stuart Spore and is uploaded with permission

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Stuart Spore Open Forum - MLA 2011

  1. 1. MLA open forum on tracking scholarly publications NYU School of Medicine Faculty Bibliography 11 years on 7,000 faculty authors, 145,000 publications
  2. 3. <ul><li>Tools? </li></ul>Data sources? MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, Psycinfo, Biosis, BioAbstracts, CINAHL, Proquest, GlobalHealth, INSPEC, “Original” But 2/3rds MEDLINE
  3. 4. 23 people – 11 named J. Smith, 12 named R. Lee – and they’ve all been busy writing paper after paper. 8 are gerontologists, 11 are neurologists, and 4 work on rehabilitation and they all write about Alzheimer’s. Who wrote which paper? “ Mistakes will be made” Waiting for ORCID
  4. 5. <ul><li>While waiting for ORCID … </li></ul><ul><li>Make the data visible . Integrate with online faculty profiles & institutional web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Make the data important . Get into bibliometrics -- provide the numbers administrators use to make decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Take aggressive Q/A measures & stick with them </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy to correct mistakes. Follow through promptly & be ready to explain </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Lessons: </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty publication data is: </li></ul><ul><li>vaster than you think it is </li></ul><ul><li>awkward to manage </li></ul><ul><li>time consuming to keep accurate </li></ul><ul><li>rewarding to work on </li></ul><ul><li>… direct contact with faculty </li></ul>

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