Informetrics

Informetrics is the study of quantitative aspects of information. [1] This includes the production, dissemination, and use of all forms of information, regardless of its form or origin. Informetrics encompasses the following fields: [2] [3]

  • Scientometrics , which studies quantitative aspects of science
  • Webometrics , which studies quantitative aspects of the World Wide Web
  • Cybermetrics, which is similar to webometrics , but broadens its definition to include electronic resources
  • Bibliometrics , which studies quantitative aspects of recorded information

The term Informetrics ( French : Informetrie ) Was coined by Nacke in 1979. [4] [5]

In the western world, 20th century ‘s informatics are mostly based on Lotka’s law , named after Alfred J. Lotka , Zipf’s law , named after George Kingsley Zipf, Bradford’s law after Samuel C. Bradford and Derek J. de Solla Price , Gerard Salton , Leo Egghe, Ronald Rousseau, Tibor Braun , Olle Persson, Peter Ingwersen, Manfred Bonitz , and Eugene Garfield . [6] [7] [8]

Quantitative analysis of bibliographic data Was pioneered by Robert K. Merton in an item called Expired Science, Technology and Society in Seventeenth Century England and Originally published by Merton in 1938. [9]

See also

  • Bibliometrics
  • Content analysis
  • Data mining
  • Diplomatics
  • Journal of Informetrics
  • Library collection development
  • Scientometrics
  • Webometrics

References

  1. Jump up^ Wolfram, D. (2003). Applied Informetrics for Information Retrieval Research . Libraries Unlimited.
  2. Jump up^ Tague-Sutcliffe, Jean (1992). “An Introduction to Informetrics”. Information Processing and Management . 28 (1): 1-3. Doi : 10.1016 / 0306-4573 (92) 90087-G .
  3. Jump up^ Wilson, Concepción S. (1999). “Informetrics”. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology . Medford, NJ: Information Today. 34 : 107-247.
  4. Jump up^ Nacke, O. (1979). “Informetrie: eine neuer Name für eine neue Disziplin”. Nachrichten für Dokumentation . 30 (6): 219-226.
  5. Jump up^ Bar-Ilan, Judit (2008). “Informetrics at the beginning of the 21st century: A review”. Journal of Informetrics . 2 (1): 1-52. Doi : 10.1016 / j.joi.2007.11.001 .
  6. Jump up^ Tabah, Albert (1996). Epidemics and the Growth of Physics (Thesis).
  7. Jump up^ Egghe, Leo; Rousseau, Ronald (1990). Introduction to Informetrics: Quantitative Methods in Library, Documentation, and Information Science . Elsevier. ISBN  978-0-444-88493-0 .
  8. Jump up^ Braam, Robert R. (1991). Mapping of science: Foci of intellectual interest in scientific literature . DSWO Press. ISBN  90-6695-049-8 .
  9. Jump up^ Merton, Robert K.Studies on the History and Philosophy of Science, and on the History of Learning and Culture. Bruges, The St. Catherine Press, Ltd., 1938, Osiris, IV, 2, 360-632.

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