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Evaluation and Electronic Information Resources

Session coordinator: Ivana Laiblová Kadlecová, Academy of Sciences Library, Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2009, 13.30 - 17.05, Auditorium D

How to Avoid Problems in Including Dedications in Web of Science

Autor: Věra Kroftová, Agrotest fyto, Ltd., Czech Republic



Web of Science is the database that is used to evaluate a level of scientific and research outcomes. At the end of 2008, the fields "Funding Agency" and "Grant Number" were added to its records. The aim is to provide information on relevant grants and funding agencies. The new fields will not be useful unless uniform data are provided and correctly included. An analysis of dedications concerning Czech funding agencies has revealed a large number of errors and inaccuracies. Identical agencies are included under different names (as many as five names per agency including Czech and English acronyms). To make this new service reliable, it is necessary to take some measures. The Information System of Science and Research provides correct project numbers as well as uniform (official) names of funding agencies including their English equivalents. It will be probably necessary to add the country name. Rules for using names of funding agencies and project numbers should be implemented in instructions to authors in journals issued in the Czech Republic. Librarians of specialized libraries can play supervisory and preventive role. Some mistakes have not been avoided during processing records on part of the database provider.

About author:

Mgr. Věra Kroftová is a head of the library and information centre at the Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., and provides information services for the Agrotest fyto, Ltd. She conducted several projects, in which cooperation of crop research institutes in the field of special information was initiated. She provides information services for scientists and researchers and collects their publications. Since 2007, she has been responsible for the evaluation of the researchers´ publication activity. She also worked in organizing committees of two international conferences. She works in SKIP (Union of Librarians and Information Specialists), and she is a member of the professional organization IAALD (International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists). She has taken part in information conferences and workshops with her contributions. In 2005, she participated in the 11th IAALD Congress in Lexington, USA. Since that she has advocated help for developing countries in the field of special agricultural information (e.g. a lecture for Phd students of the Institute of Tropics and Subtropics in Prague, and a lecture of Jinonice Information Mondays for Faculty of Arts students). She administrates an on-line catalogue of the ARI Kroměříž, Ltd. Library, based since 2008 on SQL basis.

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