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ERIC Number: ED370536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Communicating with Faculty about the Collection: Citation Analysis and Beyond.
McKimmie, T.
The ownership/access debate is considered in the context of communication with library users. As part of a dialogue regarding library resources, a citation analysis was undertaken to assist in describing the collection at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) library to faculty researchers and other library users. References cited in faculty publications for the years 1988 to 1991 were analyzed to determine if they were owned by the library. The study sample consisted of 2,995 citations from 420 publications of 54 randomly selected faculty. Overall, 70.4% of the cited material was owned by the library. Cited journals were more likely to be owned (81.6%) than cited books (67.3%). Comparisons are made between types of citations and publications and of library holdings of cited material in the science, humanities, and social science areas. Five tables present (1) background data for population sample by faculty rank; (2) average numbers of publications and citations by academic group (January 1988 to September 1991); (3) comparison of publication and citation types per faculty member by academic group; (4) percentage of cited material in the library by type of citation; and (5) percentage of cited material in library by academic group and type of citation. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: New Mexico State University