Friday, 6 June 2008

CiteSeerX Alpha

CiteSeerX Alpha was launched in March 2008, a development of CiteSeer, the digital library and search engine for computer and information science. Similar in principle to the ISI Science Citation Index [SCI], CiteSeerX Alpha allows you to see how many times an article has been cited. Of course there are differences:

  • Subject coverage is limited to computer and information science - so its not a substitute for the SCI

  • It's free and no login required, but you do have to register to use MyCiteSeer

  • CiteSeerX Alpha uses autonomous citation indexing to mine the web to create citation indexes - the developers argue that its more upto date, more comprehensive and easier to use.

Apart from the ability to search 810K documents and over 14 million citations, CiteSeerX Alpha offers a number of functions:

  • MetaCart - a shopping cart for metadata

  • MySiteSeer - create your own collections and add your own tags

CiteSeerX Alpha also gives you:

  • The Number of times an article has been cited

  • The Number of times articles in the bibliography have been cited - with a click through

  • Active Bibliography (Documents that cite a similar set of documents)

  • Co-Citation (Documents cited by a similar set of documents)

Note: as this is still an alpha version you will come across pages that say "To do".


CiteSeer (not updated since 2005)
CiteSeerX Alpha
Wikipedia Article on CiteSeer

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Bournemouth University e-Journal Holdings Top 40,000

Bournemouth University now subsides to over 40,000 journal tiles. Counted as the number of full text titles linked to from our A-Z of e-journals. This includes Open Access titles, subscribed content and journal collections.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

BURO usage statistics

For the past three months we have been collecting data about the use of BURO using Google Analytics. The following statistics gives an indication of how many times BURO has been accessed.

Top Line Data 28 Feb -28 May 2008

  • Unique page views - The number of visits during which one or more of these pages was viewed - 17,006

  • Page Views - The total number of pages viewed. Repeated views of a single page are counted - 26,438

  • Average time on page - 36 seconds.

Top 10 individual items

  1. Holland, M., 2008. BURO Versions Policy. Documentation. Poole: Bournemouth University. 5129 90 page views

  2. Shiel, C. and Jones, D., 2003. Reflective learning and assessment: a systematic study of reflexive learning as evidenced in student Learning Journals. HEAC, pp. 1-32. 1390 29 page views

  3. Kretschmer, M., 2005. Artists' earnings and copyright: a review of British and German music industry data in the context of digital technologies. First Monday, 10 (1), pp. 1-14. 3704 21 page views

  4. Rogers, M.. Charles Parker Day 2008 - Charles Parker Prize Winning feature - A long commute. In: Charles Parker Day 2008, 04th April 2008, Miramar Hotel. (Unpublished) 5667 21 page views

  5. Parton, S. and Fleming, H., 2008. Academic Libraries and Learning Support in Collaboration. Library Based Guidance for Peer Assisted Learning Leaders at Bournemouth University: Theory and Practice. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 13 (1), pp. 79-89. 5145 21 page views

  6. Hean, S. and Matthews, M., 2007. Applying work motivation theories to articulate the challenges of providing effective doctoral supervision. In: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship, Proceedings of the 30th HERDSA Annual Conference [CD-ROM], Adelaide, 8-11 July. Milperra, New South Wales, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. 3938 21 page views

  7. Street, S., 2007. A word in your ear: radio archives and education. In: Grant, C. and McKernan, L., eds. Moving Image Knowledge and Access: The BUFVC Handbook. London: BUFVC, pp. 23-28. 5678 20 page views

  8. Cartwright, A., 2008. Charles Parker Day - Editing the Radio Ballads - Andy Cartwright. In: Charles Parker Day 2008, 04th April 2008, Miramar Hotel. (Unpublished) 5663 19 page views

  9. Green, B. C. and Jones, I., 2005. Serious leisure, social identity and sport tourism. Sport in Society, 8 (2), pp. 164-181. 833 18 page views

  10. Oliver, J., 2008. Making the case for action learning as an effective framework for strategy making. In: International Action Learning Conference, 17-19 March 2008, Henley Management College, UK, pp. 1-20. (Submitted) 4803 18 page views