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Title:F. W. Lancaster: A Bibliometric Analysis
Author(s):Qin, Jian
Subject(s):Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-
Abstract:F. W. Lancaster, as the most cited author during the 1970s to early 1990s, has broad intellectual influence in many fields of research in library and information science. This bibliometric study collected citation data for Lancaster’s publications from 1972 to 2006 and analyzed the data in terms of the time and space and disciplinary breadth of his intellectual influence. The result shows that Lancaster has established an extraordinary record of both productivity and citedness. Six of his works, according to the criteria for citation classic, have been cited so extensively over a longtime span that they qualify as citation classics in library and information science. Although much of the citation data, especially those in non-English publications, are not covered in citation databases, the bibliometric depiction nonetheless provides a good picture of Lancaster’s contribution to and influence in library and information science.
Issue Date:2008
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library Trends 56 (4) Winter 2008: 954-967
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2008 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-01-22

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