The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is constantly evolving as discussion panels are expanded and collaborative sessions sprout up just weeks before the show. One such recent evolution is the new STM session featuring Scholarly Kitchen "Chefs," Michael Clarke, David Crotty, Joe Esposito, Ann Michael and Stewart Wills. They'll be wrapping up our Tuesday sessions with "SSP's Scholarly Kitchen: Creating Community in Scholarly Publishing." To read what it's all about, check out David Crotty's latestblog post.
In this episode, Scholarly Kitchen chef Phil Davis, a specialist in statistical analysis of readership and citation data, talks with podcast host Stewart Wills about the modern state of bibliometrics, including the opportunities and dilemmas of dealing with the vast amounts of usage, citation, and other data that can be gleaned from the Web, some of the common statistical pitfalls he’s seen in published work, and where the big questions lie for the science of bibliometrics in our increasingly data-rich era.