First UK academic bibliometrician appointed

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 08, 2010 04:09 PM |
Nancy Bayers is not just the new University of Leicester bibliometrician, she is the first ever person to hold the post of bibliometrician in a UK academic library.

Bibliometrics is a research method used in library and information science which can be defined as “the use of quantitative analysis and statistics to describe patterns of publication within a given field or body of literature.”

One important part of bibliometrics is citation analysis which can be used to measure the impact of a particular research paper – and anyone working in Higher Education will tell you how important ‘impact’ is becoming.

Nancy has a degree in History and Political Science from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree in Information Science from Drexel University. She joins us from Thomson Reuters in Philadelphia and will be working closely with the Colleges and the Research Support Office.