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Percentile-Based Journal Impact Factors: A Neglected Collection Development Metric
(Association of College and Research Libraries * Science and Technology Section, 2009-04)
Various normalization techniques to transform journal impact factors (JIFs) into a standard scale or range of values have been reported a number of times in the literature, but have seldom been part of collection development ...
Mining Technical Resources for Business Information
Business librarians can benefit from a deeper understanding of science and engineering resources, especially when researching technological topics, products, or industries. The authors introduce a variety of technical ...
Author Identification Systems [Tips from the Experts]
(Association of College and Research Libraries/Science and Technology Section, 2009)
Many efforts are currently underway to disambiguate author names and assign unique identification numbers so that publications by a given scholar can be reliably grouped together. This paper reviews a number of operational ...
A&I, full text, and open access: prophecy from the trenches.
(Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 2009-01-09)
This invited essay predicts the demise of most traditional abstracting and indexing services, i.e. finding tools. Free finding tools continue to improve and gain significant mind share among library patrons. Library budgets ...
Loanwords in Saramaccan, an English-based Atlantic creole of Suriname
(Mouton de Gruyter, 2009)
Saramaccan is an Atlantic creole spoken primarily in Suriname, though there are also speakers in French Guiana as well as a substantial diaspora population in the Netherlands. The fifteenth edition of the Ethnologue ...
A twice-mixed creole? Tracing the history of a prosodic split in the Saramaccan lexicon
(Studies in Language, 2009-04)
Saramaccan, a maroon creole of Suriname, shows evidence of having a split lexicon where the majority of its words are marked for pitch accent but an important minority are marked for tone. The basic origins of this split ...