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CEC 11
July 6 Wednesday 

Bibliometrics: The Basic of Using Citations
Suzanne Bakker (Netherlands)



Suzanne Bakker , entered in 1984 the library profession as the director of academic medical libraries, first in Nijmegen, then in Amsterdam, and since 1998 director and information specialist of the Central Cancer Library of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. Her first EAHIL meeting was the 2nd Conference in Bologna in 1988 and she has been involved in EAHIL ever since. In 1999 she became an EAHIL Board member and serving as President of EAHIL from 2007-2010. Her professional interests are:

  • clinical librarianship, this service was introduced in the early 90s in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and is still running there
  • bibliometrics and scientometrics (citation analyses for collection management and the social study of science)
  • instruction for end-users (searching bibliographic databases and using database management systems)
  • continuing education for medical librarians


  Course description

This course will cover the following topics:

  • citing and being cited: forward and backward citation tracking
  • impact factor of journals: ISI's calculations
  • citation counts for journal articles (two- and five year counts and "lifelong" trends)
  • impact factor does not predict citations
  • hirsh factor why not
  • the difference between impact, citations and performance measurement or evaluation of science
  • journal collection management: statistics of # publ/journal title
  • how to use cited references for journal collection management (see also: (demo)
  • tools for finding citing articles: SCI-DIMDI, Scopus, Google Scholar(demo) (Please note that Web of Science will not be demonstrated)

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