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faculty, publishing patterns, characteristics of publishing journal, resource ages, openness of journals, open access


Using University Research in Food Science to Study their Characteristics and to Model the Research and Information Needs of Researchers.

Making collection management decisions of resources is important and challenging. The challenges arise from finding the balance between the mission of libraries to meet the needs of a wide range of users; the high cost of subscription to journals and databases; the escalating annual increases imposed by publishers, and limited budget for collection management activities.

By identifying and analyzing the research output from faculty and graduate students from the Food Science Department to determine where they published and the sources they cite, librarians can model the research output from this department and become familiar with their characteristics.

This presentation will showcase practical examples of how to use an institution’s research publications to characterize, model, and understand their publishing and citation patterns in order to support their information and research needs.