Web of Knowledge Bibliometrics - * Free * UK Regional Courses.

Date of news item: 01 October 2010

Mimas, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, are offering a series of * free * training sessions for library and support staff who have an interest in Bibliometrics.

A large majority of the feedback received from attendees at the previous Web of Knowledge courses held earlier this year, expressed an interest in attending a further course covering Bibliometrics in more detail.

As a result of this feedback a series of Bibliometric courses have now been scheduled to run for the week beginning Monday 25 October at institutions in the UK.

Course agenda:

  1. Research evaluation
    • Why?
    • How?
    • Advantages and limitations
  2. Citation analysis
    • Bibliometrics: productivity, influence and impact
    • Efficiency
    • Normalisation
  3. Selecting the appropriate metric
    • Journal analysis
    • Researcher, departmental analysis
    • University and country analysis
  4. The underlying data
    • Web of Science journal selection policy
    • Facts and figures
    • Unique qualities in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. How to use bibliometrics wisely
    • Sample sizes
    • Categories
    • Fractional vs whole counting
    • Artifacts
    • Common objections and controversies

The course will be presented with an optional hands on of appoximately 30 minutes at the end of the session.

Course Schedule.

  • Mon. 25 October 2010, Morning 10.00-12.30, The University of Manchester.
  • Mon. 25 October 2010, Afternoon 13.30-16.00, The University of Manchester.
  • Tue. 26 October 2010, Afternoon 13.00-15.30, Northumbria University, Newcastle.** Fully booked **
  • Wed. 27 October 2010, Morning 10.00-12.30, Glasgow University.
  • Wed. 27 October 2010, Afternoon 13.30-16.00, Glasgow University.
  • Thur. 28 October 2010, Morning 10.00-12.30, King's College London.** Few places left only **
  • Thur. 28 October 2010, Afternoon 13.30-16.00, King's College London.** Few places left only **
  • Fri. 29 October 2010, Morning 10.00-12.30, Oxford University.
  • Fri. 29 October 2010, Afternoon 13.30-16.00, Oxford University.

When and where.

For full details of venues and dates available please go the Web of Knowledge Events Calendar at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/#calevents.

Places can be booked online directly using the WoK booking page at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/feedback/booking.html or alternatively email the helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk. Please remember to include the following details:

  • Full name.
  • Institution.
  • Email address.
  • Telephone number.
  • Course date/Venue and whether you wish to book a morning or afternoon session.

If you require any further information or assistance please contact Mimas Web of Knowledge support at: wok@mimas.ac.uk