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|Title:||Subject support in collection development: using the bibliometric tool|
|Author(s):||Kim Hong Yeoh, (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia), Kiran Kaur, (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)|
|Citation:||Kim Hong Yeoh, Kiran Kaur, (2008) "Subject support in collection development: using the bibliometric tool", Collection Building, Vol. 27 Iss: 4, pp.157 - 166|
|Keywords:||Collection management, Higher education, Libraries, Universities|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/01604950810913724 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and the document supply by the University of Malaya Library.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the publication output of
Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a quantitative analysis of 202 articles published in
Findings – Analysis of 40 issues of publications revealed a diversified usage pattern of bibliographic reference sources by contributing researchers, with a cumulative total of citations being 8,374. A positive trend in research collaboration of contributing authors, and a steady growth in the use of reference sources, periodicals and web documents in the citations signify the trend of scholarly communication of research works in the electronic age. Similar to other disciplines of research findings, journals and books were the most cited source materials for researchers discussed.
Originality/value – This paper serves as a window to understanding the scientific productivity of contributing scholars, specifically in the field of higher education. This may assist researchers' and stakeholders' collection management decisions, and provide a referencing source for library professionals and policy makers.
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