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Title: An essay on informetrics: A study on growth and development
Authors: Rajan, T N
Sen, B K
Issue Date: Mar-1986
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Examines the scope of 'informetrics' in relation to metric studies of information and publications such as bibliometrics, scientometrics and librametrics. Suggests a comprehensive definition of informetrics to cover all aspects of study given in definitions of other writers, particularly Morales. Gives a brief account of the growth of literature in informetrics. Surveys measurement techniques in a number of areas such as growth of literature, efficiency scale for a) document supply, b) translations, c) bibliographies, d) SDI services, e) information products and services. Mentions the usefulness of information in decision making.
Page(s): 1-12
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.33(1-2) [March-June 1986]

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