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Social Web and Bibliometrics

In this course, the students will get a systematic overview about applications on the Social Web. The lecture will identify and discuss typical and repeating interaction pattern and regularities in Social Web applications like Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, Twitter. The second part will present the basics of the information science discipline Bibliometrics. We will show how bibliometric methods can be applied on Social Web data. Structure of the lecture


Lecturer: Prof. Dr. York Sure

The lecture is given in English. Lectures (corresponding to 2h/week).

Credits: 2 SWS, 3 ECTS


lecture wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 room 205 Emil-Schüller-Straße (see also in Klips)

exercise course wednesday 14:00 - 18:00 room 205 Emil-Schüller-Straße


Either as an oral examination or as a written exam depending on the number of attendees.


Here is the corresponding entry for the lecture in Klips.


1. What is the Social Web?

  •  Applications
  •  Typical interactions
  •  Typical distributions
  •  APIs
  • Data gathering

2. What is Bibliometrics?

  •  Foundations
  •  Bradford Law
  •  Lotka Law
  •  Citation Analysis

3. Methods of Bibliometrics
4. Application of bibliometric methods in bibliographic data
5. Analysis of Social Web data with bibliometric methods
6. Conclusion

References Wilson, Concepción S. (1999): Informetrics, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) 34, 107-247.