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1999 LCATS Research Award Recipient (Carol Diedrichs) Stephen Clark 11 Jan 1999 21:31 UTC

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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 10:20:26 -0500
From: Carol Diedrichs <diedrichs.1@OSU.EDU>
Subject: 1999 LCATS Research Award Recipient

        Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services (LCATS) is
pleased to announce the recipient of the 1999 Research Award, Jo Ann Carr.
Carr is Director of the Instructional Materials Center, School of Education
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
        Her proposal, "Full Text Journal Databases and Frequently Cited Titles: A
Content Analysis," has been funded as the 1999 Library Collections,
Acquisitions, and Technical ServicesResearch Award.  Her study will assess
the ability of four full-text journal databases to provide access to core
journals as reflected by the Institute of Scientific Information's Journal
Citation Reports.  The four full text databases to be studied are Academic
Search Full Text from Ebscohost; Expanded Academic ASAP from IAC; Periodical
Abstracts Research II Full Text from ProQuest; and Wilson Web Full Text.
The coverage of these databases will be compared against the most frequently
cited titles as reflected in the 1998/99 edition of Journal Citation
Reports.  This study will build upon previous work by the author in
assessing the coverage of core titles in the fields of education and biology.
        Carr's proposal was the overwhelming choice of the five-member LCATS review
committee.  To quote one of the reviewers, "Every library is struggling with
the myriad of full-text databases available.  A study, such as this one,
that proposes to examine both quality and quantity will be a significant
contribution bringing a measure of scientific analysis to evaluating
resources would be extremely useful."
Carol Pitts Diedrichs
Assistant Director for Technical Services and
      Liaison to the Regional Campus Libraries
Editor, Library Collections, Acquisitions
        and Technical Services
The Ohio State University Libraries
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Columbus, OH, 43210-1286
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