Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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UNT Libraries ETD Citation Analysis Project
Pamela Andrews

Last modified: 2017-03-23


This presentation will explore the project plan for an upcoming citation analysis of University of North Texas Libraries’ Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Collection.  The goal of this project is to create and implement a method for conducting citation analysis on ETDs for collection development purposes. The first stage of our project will be an analysis of ETDs for citations using items from the digital library. As the Portal to Texas History was launched in 2002, this will define our corpus sample from 2002 to present, providing over 6,000 ETDs for analysis.  This pilot will allows us to test our method on a specific URL string target before expanding to collect broader citation data for analysis.  In this presentation, I will briefly outline our goals, pilot study, and preliminary methodology.