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Webs of Research: Putting the User in Control

Webs of Research: Putting the User in Control
Webs of Research: Putting the User in Control
For over 40 years the citation databases from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) have provided a unique and incisive tool not just for researching the academic literature but for measuring and evaluating it as well. With the emergence of the World Wide Web this tool has been developed to place cited reference searching directly within the control of the user. Improved access to information is one feature of the Web, in particular through the mechanism of the Web link. The convergence of citation searching and Web linking towards citation linking will be examined in the paper with reference to two examples: Web of Science, a new service for scientists and social scientists from ISI, and an Open Journal of Cognitive Science developed by the Open Journal project. Web of Science provides links to the literature, links to holdings, to document delivery, and integration with bibliographic tools. Using citations -- the links made by authors themselves -- users can navigate between their current work and a priori work in the archives of the research literature or take a recent paper and move forward, tracking the citations dynamically. Literature searching is incomplete without links to the primary journal literature. The Open Journal of Cognitive Science, a collaborative work between the project and ISI, illustrates how the Web model of linking has been extended, linking from the abstracted literature to the full-text journal. Both implementations are illustrated in the paper.
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Kimberley, R.
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Harris, Stephen W.
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Hall, Wendy
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Hitchcock, Steve M.
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Kimberley, R.
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Harris, Stephen W.
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Carr, Les A.
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Hall, Wendy
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Hitchcock, Steve M., Kimberley, R., Harris, Stephen W., Carr, Les A. and Hall, Wendy (1998) Webs of Research: Putting the User in Control At IRISS'98, Internet Research and Information for Social Scientists.

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Abstract

For over 40 years the citation databases from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) have provided a unique and incisive tool not just for researching the academic literature but for measuring and evaluating it as well. With the emergence of the World Wide Web this tool has been developed to place cited reference searching directly within the control of the user. Improved access to information is one feature of the Web, in particular through the mechanism of the Web link. The convergence of citation searching and Web linking towards citation linking will be examined in the paper with reference to two examples: Web of Science, a new service for scientists and social scientists from ISI, and an Open Journal of Cognitive Science developed by the Open Journal project. Web of Science provides links to the literature, links to holdings, to document delivery, and integration with bibliographic tools. Using citations -- the links made by authors themselves -- users can navigate between their current work and a priori work in the archives of the research literature or take a recent paper and move forward, tracking the citations dynamically. Literature searching is incomplete without links to the primary journal literature. The Open Journal of Cognitive Science, a collaborative work between the project and ISI, illustrates how the Web model of linking has been extended, linking from the abstracted literature to the full-text journal. Both implementations are illustrated in the paper.

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Published date: March 1998
Additional Information: Organisation: Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol Address: IRISS'98 Conference Office, University of Bristol, 8 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TN
Venue - Dates: IRISS'98, Internet Research and Information for Social Scientists, 1998-03-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 250712
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250712
PURE UUID: c92f6e89-4080-49d8-bcac-d48ba87f8400
ORCID for Les A. Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 26 Oct 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:39

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Author: Steve M. Hitchcock
Author: R. Kimberley
Author: Stephen W. Harris
Author: Les A. Carr ORCID iD
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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