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Paper: Observatory Bibliographies: Toward Multi-usage and Better Metrics
Volume: 492, LISA VII: Open Science: At the Frontiers of Librarianship
Page: 71
Authors: Rots, A. H.; Winkelman, S. L.
Abstract: There are typically two areas of motivation for the establishment of observatory bibliographies. One area of motivation is to provide a management-oriented tool that facilitates the compilation of metrics that yield some measure of the performance of the observatory. The second area of motivation is to produce a research tool that allows the science community to integrate the mining of published works in their research. It is important to keep in mind that these two objectives impose different requirements on the metadata that are collected in a bibliography. We submit that there are good reasons to integrate the two objectives in the formulation of requirements and in the design of observatory bibliographies: they benefit from each other and the yield from the sum of the metadata collections is greater than the sum of their individual yields. Further integration of the bibliography with the observatory's databases offers an additional important benefit for metrics regarding the performance of the observatory. We propose a suite of metrics, enabled by the extended metadata and database linking, that provides better insight into how well the observatory functions and is being used. These include measuring the delay between observation and publication, the percentage of data that gets published, and the re-use of the data and their archival value.
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