Title
Comparing book citations in humanities journals to library holdings : scholarly use versus 'perceived cultural benefit' (RIP) Comparing book citations in humanities journals to library holdings : scholarly use versus 'perceived cultural benefit' (RIP)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
Vienna :Austria Institute of Technology, [*]
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (book)
Proceedings of ISSI 2013 : 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference Vienna, Austria, 15th to 20th July 2013 / Gorraiz, Juan [edit.]; et al.
ISBN - Hoofdstuk
978-3-200-03135-7
ISI
000353961700028
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this paper we examine the statistical relationship between citation counts to books referenced in SCOPUS humanities journals and library holding counts ('libcitations') retrieved from WorldCat®. Our focus is on books (with ISBN numbers) published between 2001-2006, which received citations in History and Literature & Literary Theory journals during the period of 2007-2011. A Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used, and our test resulted in significant correlations between the citations and 'libcitations'. We present and discuss the details of our dataset (extracted from a much larger, newly constructed database), and comment on why the 'perceived cultural benefit'of holding a book in a research library can lead to, but may not necessarily lead to use (i.e., a citation) of that book in new humanities research.
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