• Information's magic numbers: the numerology of information science

    Author(s):
    David Bawden (see profile) , Lyn Robinson
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Information science, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6K35MD1N
    Abstract:
    A chapter in a Festschrift for the occasion of Blaise Cronin's retirement, this chapter reflects Cronin's concerns that undue focus on informetrics may lead the information science discipline to descend into a “new age of numerology. So It reflects on the ways in which a few numbers may helpfully encapsulate important aspects of the subject.
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