ERIC Number: ED060876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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A Machine Readable Data Base of Social Science Serials.
Roberts, Stephen A.
A discussion of one of the main activities of the DISISS (Design of Information Systems in the Social Sciences) project is presented in this working paper. A comprehensive Check List of Social Science Serials (CLOSSS) is being prepared as a basis for bibliometric studies of the primary and secondary literature of the social sciences. The CLOSSS data base will be made machine readable so that a wide range of bibliometric studies can be undertaken using statistical and mathematical techniques. Section 2 of this paper deals with requirements for bibliometric studies. Problems associated with the construction of a machine readable data base are discussed in section 3. Detailed design features and problems of CLOSSS are set down in section 4. Section 5 takes a wider view and looks at CLOSSS in a number of contexts in which a serials data base can make a contribution. Section 6 concludes the discussion giving some general issues which must be resolved before the future development of CLOSSS can be estimated. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)