Jisc Open Monographs Metrics Experiment

14th October 2019.

Birkbeck, University of London

Professor Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London

What's the Research Problem?

  • How can we quickly find works that are central to a particular field?
  • Citation intersections

For Whom is this a Problem?

  • Those with disabilities
  • Those without library access
  • Those without sufficient time

What we Made

  • A literature review of existing material on bibliometrics for open-access monographs
  • A tool that will allow people to download a corpus from the DOAB
  • A tool that will parse references from open-access monographs and tell the user which items are cited in common among the selected titles

The Process

  • Extract
  • Metadata
  • Parse
  • Match
  • Intersect
  • List







What we Learned (The Bad Bits)

  • Challenge: technical matching
  • Challenge: bad metadata
  • Challenge: format diversity
  • Challenge: multi-lingualism

What we Learned (The Good Bits)

  • There are ways of using the citation graph for research benefit, not just evaluation
  • Many of these problems are fixable
  • In a short space of time we built a working prototype

The End

Thank you!

Presentation licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Available to view online at https://pres.eve.gd/Jisc2019. Code at https://github.com/BirkbeckCTP/jisc-doab.