Innovation & Research Practice
Lightning Talk: Program Description Abstract
Role of an Academic Medical Library in Research Impact and Evaluation
Monday, May 6
2:50 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Columbus KL (East Tower, Ballroom/Gold Level)
University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
Research & Data Services Manager
University of Virginia Health System
Background : Publications and citation data have increasingly been applied as performance indicators in the context of research evaluation. Bibliometric services create an opportunity for librarians to expand their offerings to their constituents and thus raise the importance of the libraries within the institution. An academic medical library developed resources and services that support research impact and evaluation work for researchers and health care professionals at the university.
Description : The library has developed a portfolio of bibliometric services designed to aid researchers, clinicians, program administrators, and university leadership understand the applications and limitations of bibliometric data, as they seek to highlight the impact of their research. The library’s current service includes a customized Citation Analysis Report that includes author, article, and journal-level metrics such as citing articles, citing patents, funding sources, inter-institutional collaborations, Relative Citation Ratios, and Impact Factors. Data are retrieved from Web of Science, iCite, and lens.org, among other sources. Reports and consultation services for bibliometric and research impact have been provided to university faculty, departments and groups.
Conclusion : This talk will describe the report types requested, workflows related to preparation, and an overview of typical report content, particularly focusing on analyses based on Web of Science data.