ERIC Number: ED134135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Social Science Serials; The Construction and Analysis of a File of Social Science Serial Titles. Research Reports Series B No. 4.
Nicholas, David; And Others
This report is in two parts; the first part deals with a construction of a data base for bibliometric studies. The second part provides a detailed account of the results of those studies. Needs for a data base, the search for a possible candidate, and the decision to build the Check List of Social Sciences Serials (CLOSSS) are explained in the first part of this report. It also discusses the problems met in determining the area of study, defining the terms "serial" and social science, and deciding upon the number and nature of data elements that were to be drawn from the defined population for the purposes of bibliometric study. Planning and administration of data collection, and the organizational and methodological problems met in mounting a large bibliographic data collection are discussed in section 5 of part 1. Section 6 discusses the preparation of data for transfer to magnetic tape. The second part of the report involves a numerical and associative analysis of the file. Lengthy tables are included in the appendices. (Author/AP)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Check Lists, Data Collection, Databases, Filing, Indexing, Information Storage, Information Systems, Serials, Social Sciences
The Library, Bath University, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Library, London (England). Research and Development Dept.
Authoring Institution: Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
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