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Coffee with the Author - Handbook Bibliometrics by Rafael Ball

  • 1.  Coffee with the Author - Handbook Bibliometrics by Rafael Ball

    Posted 10-01-2021 09:22
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    Dear peers,

    please join the European Chapter for their next Coffee with the Author!
    We will welcome Rafael Ball, Director of ETH Library Zurich, Switzerland, introducing his Handbook Bibliometrics.

    Friday, October 15th, 2021, 1-2pm BST


    Meeting-ID: 880 8193 9223
    Kenncode: 854581

    Bibliometrics and altmetrics are increasingly becoming the focus of interest in the context of research evaluation. The Handbook Bibliometrics provides a comprehensive introduction to quantifying scientific output in addition to a historical derivation, individual indicators, institutions, application perspectives and data bases. Furthermore, application scenarios, training and qualification on bibliometrics and their implications are considered. Link to the book


    About the Author:

    Rafael Ball has been Director of ETH Library Zurich, Switzerland, since 1 March 2015. He holds doctorates in biology and science history and studied biology, Slavonic studies and philosophy at the Universities of Mainz, Warsaw and Moscow. He complete a two-year postgraduate qualification as a scientific librarian in 1996 and was head of Central Library in the Research Center Jülich, Germany from 1996 to 2008. Ball was Director of the University Library of Regensburg from 2008 to 2015. He has written and edited numerous publications, and is a dedicated speaker and a lecturer at various universities. His main work and research interests are the library of the future, science communication and the role of the printed book in the digital age.

    Tamara Heck
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    German Institute for International Educational Research (DIP
    Frankfurt a. M.
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