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An information method for achieving value‐added processing of bibliographic databases in science and technology

Dragotin Kardos (Dragotin Kardos is Head of the Specialised Information Centre for Chemistry in the Department of Chemical Education and Informatics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.)
Bojana Boh (Bojana Boh is Assistant Professor for Scientific and Technological Informatics in the Department of Chemical Education and Informatics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

The article presents and discusses a methodological procedure based on the functional density of information, which can be used for value‐added processing of bibliographic databases with scientific and technological information to predict and recognise trends in research and development fields. The concept of functional information density can be applied in processing bibliographic databases by specific search fields, such as: number of documents by the publication year, number of articles and patents by year, patent assignee, patent applications and granted patents by country, international patents classification codes, and journal titles. The proposed information procedure was tested on the research topics microencapsulation technology, microencapsulated pesticides, microencapsulated repellents and superabsorbents, and was used as an information support for design of research hypotheses, planning of research, development and marketing of products.

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Kardos, D. and Boh, B. (2000), "An information method for achieving value‐added processing of bibliographic databases in science and technology", Online Information Review, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 294-301. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520010350641

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