A study of citations in users' online personal collections

Nishikant Kapoor, John T. Butler, Sean M. McNee, Gary C. Fouty, James A Stemper, Joseph A. Konstan

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Abstract

Users' personal citation collections reflect users' interests and thus offer great potential for personalized digital services. We studied 18,120 citations in the personal collections of 96 users of RefWorks citation management system to understand these in terms of their resolvability i.e. how well these citations can be resolved to a unique identifier and to their online sources. While fewer than 4% of citations to articles in Journals and Conferences included a DOI, we were able to increase this resolvability to 50% by using a citation resolver. A much greater percentage of book citations included an ISBN (53%), but using an online resolver found ISBNs for an additional 20% of the book citations. Considering all citation types, we were able to resolve approximately 47% of all citations to either an online source or a unique identifier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - 11th European Conference, ECDL 2007, Proceedings
Pages404-415
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2007 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 21 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4675 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2007
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period9/16/079/21/07

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Kapoor, N., Butler, J. T., McNee, S. M., Fouty, G. C., Stemper, J. A., & Konstan, J. A. (2007). A study of citations in users' online personal collections. In Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - 11th European Conference, ECDL 2007, Proceedings (pp. 404-415). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4675 LNCS).