Science metrics add-on for DSpace

Stevan Harnad harnad at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK
Thu Jul 30 14:03:43 EDT 2009

On 30-Jul-09, at 8:44 AM, Ana Alice Baptista wrote:

> I'm writing this email to ask for some advice from you. Some months  
> ago you posted a msg on the AmSci forum saying that it would be a  
> good idea to develope APIs/Web Services for repositories' platforms  
> in order to provide access to relevant data for science metrics  
> applications.
> I immediately found it very interesting as it met some of my  
> thoughts on these issues. Angelo Miranda (the repositoriUM  
> implementer) is doing a MSc dissertation with me and I proposed him  
> to do such an add-on for DSpace, which he accepted gladly. I have  
> not been following the most recent developments on this matter, so  
> I'd like to ask for some input from you:
> - do you know of any initiative doing such a work for DSpace?
> - in case, there isn't any, can you provide us some suggestions  
> (reading material or other) on which data would be relevant for such  
> a service to output?
> - do you have any other suggestions for this work?

Dear Ana,

Nice to hear from you. I am branching your query the eprints and  
dspace lists, so that those who know of other developments can post  

Although you no doubt know some of them already, five sites I suggest  
you have a look at are:

EPrints sites:

(1) IRstats:

(2) Citebase:

Other sites:

(3) Citeseerx:

(4) Publish or Perish:

(5) University Webometrics:

I also suggest you look at the work of

Johan Bollen: (who has just moved to Indiana University):

Mike Thelwall:

Hope you are having a good summer!



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