The Next Generation of Integrated Information Solutions A Look at Citation Indexes for Evaluation and Navigating Research CONCERT, November 12, 2004 Allen Yeo Ph.D C.Phys B.Eng Principal Consultant Global Sales Support, Asia Pac
The hybrid library • "The challenge associated with the management of the hybrid library is to encourage end-user resource discovery and information use, in a variety of formats and from a number of local and remote sources, in a seamlessly integrated way.” (S. Pinfield, 1998) • Numerous providers, disparate formats • Local, consortial, national, international collaboration • Internet, intranet, mixed mode systems • Proprietary databases, subscriptions, full-text • Library training materials, administrative information • Enterprise solutions / The library “portal”
Unified Digital Library Environment Information Management Tools Tools & Technology Alerting Bibliographic Databases Links Management Full Text & Holdings Usage Reporting Links to Full Text & Open URL Formula for Research Excellence Multidisciplinary Citation Index + Comprehensive Subject Specific Index = A rich research resource
Role of Information Managers • Implementations from Leaders who can offer new technologies for organization, searching, and links navigation • Information providers must provide fully integrated solutions • Challenges for Information Managers • Selection of the highest quality content that meets the needs of users • Ensuring that tools and technologies build upon their own research environment’s infrastructure
The Ideal Vendor Platform • Allow Researchers to freely follow an idea wherever it may lead • Content and Tools to Navigate and Discover • Ensure that the platform’s Links Management system integrate with the system in use at the library • Allows the System to Integrate, Extend and Organize the Research Environment • Highlights natural relationships between different content sets • Provides comprehensive connections between the literature to stimulate investigation and discovery of new ideas
Targeted Exploration of the Most Valuable Content • Inter-product Links • Providing connections in the literature to stimulate ideas • Exploration of a set of databases in a “targeted” way • Gather unique information provided in each easily and efficiently • Connections between content in the context of an organization’s subscriptions
Explore New Ways to Assist the Researcher along the Path of Discovery • Shared Citation Information across the platform • Permits novice users to discover the absolute power of citation indexing and citation navigation • Empowers additional resources like INSPEC, CAB ABSTRACTS, BIOSIS Previews, FSTA and Medline • Cited References • Citing Articles • Related Records
9 Web of Science Value to Your Institution • Depth! • Coverage back to 1945 in the Sciences, to 1956 in the Social Sciences, to 1975 in the Arts & Humanities. • 1900-1944 Backfiles in Development! ** Current information is of course critical. However, access to an archive of influential research is absolutely important. ** Impact of previous findings, even decades old, may be very significant. One must retain the resources necessary to make these assessments. 60% of highest cited items are 40 years or older • Data: uniquecapabilities • Capture of Author Cited References over 55years provides for methods of discovery that are simply not possible elsewhere. Navigate “Cited References” and “Times Cited” backward and forward in time across decades of research.
UNPRECEDENTED CONTENT SELECTION: • That is why THOMSON Scientific has been able to provide SIGNIFICANT research information from its CONSISTENT, QUALITY journal selection criteria and citation references indexing policy • -”QUALITY” not “QUANTITY”-journals are carefully evaluated and selected for international influence. • 2,000 journals evaluated annually • -10% accepted • Thomson editors: information professionals; librarians; experts in the literature of their subject area. No matter what the specialty (research area), a relatively small core of journals will account for as much as 90% of the SIGNIFICANT literature (Bradford’s law of scattering) “A cost effective index must restrict its coverage, as nearly as possible to only those items that researchers are likely to find useful.” (Eugene Garfield PhD)
-Five or ten years of backfiles only begins to tap the wealth of information accessible through General and Cited Reference search and navigation. Web of Science Backfiles -Clearly researchers are still heavily citing papers from more than 20, 30, 40 years ago – and even longer.
Hosted Content – ISI Web of Knowledgesm Philosophy • The selection of focused coverage to complement Thomson-ISI core multidisciplinary databases. • Partnering with the experts who provide authoritative sources -- emphasis on Quality, not Quantity • Premium content – deep, focused coverage – value-added indexing • The ISI Web of Knowledge adds an easy-to-use interface, common to all partner databases – modeled on the Web of Science – yet maintains the unique controlled-indexing strengths of each native database. • Implementation of key ISI Web of Knowledge features • CrossSearch with other ISI Web of Knowledge resources • Links to Web of Science citation data. • “Inter-database” and Full-Text linking.
. Web of Science 7.0 Term Lists provide user-friendly assistance in defining and adding terms the search. “Search Aids”!
Web of Science 7.0 Author Cited Reference data, key points on: • Its capture, handling, and presentation in the Web of Science • Its importance in completing the literature search process. • The result of Thomson Scientific efforts -- For the user, this means a Cited Reference Search against a true, quality-controlled index. • This of course translates into a broadened scope of cited reference search accuracy, providing greater retrieval of relevant search results. • The correction, standardization, unification and file-depth of this data is a unique aspect of the Web of Science. • The “research environment” is often one of rapid progression. • Concepts and terminology continue to evolve. • Key Word searching alone will never maximize retrieval of critical information -- Utilize the Cited Reference Search.
Web of Science 7.0 “Look Up” all cited authors. Even those that are not the “first author” of the paper are displayed.
Concise – Easy to Navigate Summary Results OpenUrl links may be placed on Results Summary Analyze Results!
Results Analysis Tool Recognize trends and accesssubsets by: AuthorDocument TypeInstitutionLanguagePublication YearsSource TitlesJournal CategoriesRefine results to see what institutes have published the most articles
19 New -- Results Analysis Tool Publication YearCreate and view subsets by year(s). Analyze the growth of published research for a particular query. Subject Category View results oriented toward specific disciplines. Based on the Journal Category.
New Features enhance value of every Web of Knowledge resource Fall 2004
The Web of Science Full Record Enhanced Links Management Cited References, Times Cited, and Related Records. Navigate to other relevant content Links to Full Text Go to Current Co
The Web of Science Full Record Link to Full-Text, OpenURL options, Library Holdings, and additional content within the Web of Knowledge. Go to Current Co Links to full text are now enhanced through more extensive use of the DOI.
23 New -- For Related Records, Web of Science 7.0 presents the number of references shared by related papers – a proven method for gauging relevance. Current Contents Connect CC Connect Table-of-Contents BIOSIS Previews Journal Citation Reports
2004 2003 2003 2004 2001 2000 1998 2004 1993 2002 1999 1994 Citation Information – Driving Discovery of Prior Art Times Cited Cited References Related Records Citing • …navigating • Backward in time via Cited References • Forward in time via Times Cited • and through Related Records
New – Citation Alert Receive an e-mail alert containing information on published papers that cite a particular paper you’ve selected. Current Contents Connect CC Connect Table-of-Contents BIOSIS Previews Journal Citation Reports Citation Alert!Take advantage of the vast collection of Influential Papers within the Web of Sciencefor all platform products
The ISI Web of Knowledge. Impact through… • Premium Content • The Web of Science foundation, with additional Thomson Scientific core content complemented by carefully selected partner content. Key bibliographic and analytical resources. Diversity discipline, selective coverage • Integration & Navigation • A dynamic, Web-based platform integrating data from a variety of sources to allow the user to follow natural pathways of research -- driving discovery. • Ease-of-use • Discovery made easy through flexible, powerful search options, including tools to organize and manage the research process.
Web of Knowledge Platform Content – Integration – Navigation • Web of Science • Current Contents Connect • Biosis Previews • Biological Abstracts • Zoological Record • ISI Proceedings • Derwent Innovations Index • JCR Web • Essential Science Indicators Usage Reporting • Free Resources • OpenURL • Endnote • Ref Manager Tools & Technology Thomson Scientific Databases Hosted Content Databases Alerting • Inspec • PsycINFO • FSTA • CAB Abstracts Links to Full Text & Open URL Formula for Research Excellence Multidisciplinary Citation Index + Comprehensive Subject Specific Index = A rich research resource