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Tuesday, February 14 • 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Minding the Gaps: Bibliometric Challenges at the Margins of the Academy

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This session addresses challenges in tracking and measuring the research output and impact of minor academic disciplines in the humanities. Scholarly fields such as theology and religious studies exist at the margins of the contemporary academy, and prevailing research information management tools do not accurately capture the range and reach of their academic contributions. The participants in this panel will assess the current state of research information management in minor academic fields, then suggest traditional and non-traditional bibliometric solutions to measure them more comprehensively and fairly. The panelists will explore how open source initiatives such as Wikidata/WikCite and OpenAlex could help to mend the gaps between central and peripheral academic fields. They will also explore how emerging techniques such as network analysis helps to demonstrate the reach and interdisciplinary impact of scholarship in these disciplines.

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Charlotte Lew

Coordinator of Digital Projects and Collections, Vanderbilt University
I have been working at the Vanderbilt Divinity Library for fourteen years. I started my digital project by working on the Divinity Institutional Repository. I curated several digital exhibits to celebrate the faculty's scholarship and highlight the strength of our special collections... Read More →

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Shenmeng Xu

Librarian for Scholarly Communications, Vanderbilt University
Shenmeng Xu is the Librarian for Scholarly Communications at Vanderbilt University. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Information and Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research interests lie in the intersection of scholarly communication, scientometrics, and altmetrics.
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Clifford Anderson

Director of Digital Research, Center of Theological Inquiry
Clifford B. Anderson is Director of Digital Research at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ. He is also Chief Digital Strategist at the Vanderbilt University Library. He holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sci... Read More →
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Wen-Chi Huang

Research Support Librarian, National Taiwan University Library
I am a Research Support Librarian of National Taiwan University Library.I'm graduated from Institute of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University(MD).

Tuesday February 14, 2023 7:30pm - 8:45pm EST