Great Google Print Controversy Bibliography & Google Scholar Citing Issues

Two highly-respected librarians/info scientists have new resources out today that might be of interest to some of you.

Charles’s W. Bailey Jr., compiler of the wonderful Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) has just published the first edition of: The Google Print Controversy: A Bibliography.

This bibliography presents selected English-language electronic works about Google Print that are freely available on the Internet. It has a special focus on the legal issues associated with this project.

Next, Peter Jacso, a librarian at the University of Hawaii was interviewed for an article in The Scientist (sub. reguired) that discussed the future of citation analysis, in many respects what link analysis is based on. In the article, inlcudes comments about Google Scholar. This special post by Dr. Jacso goes into great depth about what he told The Scientist and why he said it. The post includes screen shots and examples.

Dr Jacso writes:

I provide here some background illustrations and comments to my correctly quoted remark that Google Scholar (GS) does a really horrible job matching cited and citing references.

Postscript: If you’re interested in learning more about citation analysis:
+ “The Most Highly Cited” a new profile/interview of Dr. Eugene Garfield, the founder of citation analysis.

+ A compilation with more interview and direct links to some of Dr. Garfield’s writing including the classic, “Citation Indexes for Science: A New Dimension in Documentation through Association of Ideas.” Many more of Garfield’s early publications, here.

Postscript: Another good bibliography of Google Print related material is Open Access News. Google Print material is mixed among other material, but there’s plenty in there.

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