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Back to the past: on the shoulders of an academic search engine giant

Alberto Martín-Martín, Enrique Orduna-Malea, Juan M. Ayllón, Emilio Delgado López-Cózar
2016 Scientometrics  
A study released by the Google Scholar team found an apparently increasing fraction of citations to old articles from studies published in the last 24 years (1990-2013).  ...  Although the results obtained confirm and reinforce the previous findings, the possible causes of this phenomenon keep unclear.  ...  Back to the past: on the shoulders of an academic search engine giant. Scientometrics.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-016-1917-2 fatcat:csiux6tozjhkjjwfhzaakxiutu

Understanding the past—illuminating the future

Nick Rushby, Jan Seabrook
2008 British Journal of Educational Technology  
This is the report of a project funded by the British Educational Communications and Technology Research Agency (Becta) to identify the key -but forgotten -ICT research projects in the UK between 1980  ...  It is reproduced here by permission of Becta.  ...  We would not have been able to provide a balanced and comprehensive coverage of the key projects of the period without the help of the members of the 'Sage Group': Mike Bower, Colin Buckley, Liz Burge,  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2008.00816.x fatcat:wzqpvudo2zhwrggsxqswoq3g5u


Iddirisu Andani Mu-azu, Samuel A. Awugah, Ayuba Ibrahim Alidu
2019 Journal of Applied and Advanced Research  
While one cannot expect the government, as financiers of public universities, to look on unconcerned about what happens inside its universities.  ...  Hiring and firing Vice-Chancellors always raise the issue of academic freedom in universities to choose their teachers and operate within their ivory towers without any interference.  ...  to be on the administrative rather than on the academic staff.  ... 
doi:10.21839/jaar.2019.v4i1.271 fatcat:gbx4upsgxbexvajlpuvi56b6ui

The Past, Present and Future of Open Access [chapter]

Syed Shan e Ali Zaidi
2018 The Global Benefits of Open Research  
That model should take care of interests of all stakeholders. Science is based on previous discoveries. You have to "stand on the shoulders of giants" (Sir Isaac Newton) in order to see further.  ...  As an example, the fifteen most researched academic disciplines have an average price of more than a thousand dollars for one journal (for one subscription for one year).  ... 
doi:10.3390/books978-3-03897-010-1-11 fatcat:tuw4lr7tqvbczf2pgdbptxp6qi

11. A Trace | Evidence of Time Past [chapter]

Sandra Brewster
2020 Liminal Spaces  
We both sat on the same side of the table, tucked close, shoulder-toshoulder, thigh-to-thigh.  ...  Natalie Finding Love N atalie, I am so proud of what you have done as an academic.  ...  EDITED BY GRACE ANEIZA ALI Liminal Spaces is an in� mate explora� on into the migra� on narra� ves of fi � een women of Guyanese heritage.  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0218.14 fatcat:uwery442v5ag3mtciddykcg3oe

Redesigning the Past: History in Political Transitions

Richard J. Evans
2003 Journal of Contemporary History  
- tions of the past are not formed in an academic vacuum.  ...  The process of 'a colonized people's struggle to reclaim its past' had been an exceedingly complex one.  ...  The struggle to redesign the past in the context of colonial rule and its aftermath in South Asia has proved to be an especially long-drawn-out and complex one.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0022009403038001960 fatcat:qxn57rhr3zfaxmgwnzghgsbnmq

Views on the Past, Present, and Future of Business and Information Systems Engineering

Wil M. P. van der Aalst, Jörg Becker, Martin Bichler, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Jens Dibbern, Ulrich Frank, Ulrich Hasenkamp, Armin Heinzl, Oliver Hinz, Kai-Lung Hui, Matthias Jarke, Dimitris Karagiannis (+9 others)
2018 Business & Information Systems Engineering  
When examining such emergent phenomena with their inherent complexity, it appears advisable to sit on the shoulders of giants, i.e., pre-existing theoretical and empirical knowledge that may increasingly  ...  and tools such as search engines to sales platforms such as Alibaba, Amazon, or Uber.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12599-018-0561-1 fatcat:ecqnc7eidjdw3g5sk7absli6c4

Explaining the Mechanism of Growth in the Past Two Million Years Vol. I [article]

Ron W. Nielsen
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Economic growth and the growth of human population in the past 2,000,000 years are extensively examined.  ...  The generally accepted explanations are not based on a rigorous analysis of data but on impressions created by the easily misleading features of hyperbolic distributions.  ...  If Malthus's shoulders must be climbed it is only for the same reason as climbing the shoulders of any giant of human intellect: to see better and further ahead.  ... 
arXiv:1710.01768v1 fatcat:wh2o4ba24fbojd3chdbva2st4m

Busting out of crystallography's Sisyphean prison: from pencil and paper to structure solving at the press of a button: past, present and future of crystallographic software development, maintenance and distribution

Lachlan Michael David Cranswick
2007 Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations of Crystallography  
The history of crystallographic computing and use of crystallographic software is one which traces the escape from the drudgery of manual human calculations to a world where the user delegates most of  ...  Unless a sufficient body of people continues to dismantle and re-build programs, the knowledge encoded in the old programs will become as inaccessible as the knowledge of how to build the Great Pyramid  ...  The two main pioneers of scientific computation using general-use electronic computers: (a) Leslie John Comrie (1893Comrie ( -1950) (courtesy of The Royal Society and #The Godfrey Argent Studio); (b) Wallace  ... 
doi:10.1107/s0108767307051355 pmid:18156674 fatcat:3mfebvgcyvbmpban5gadsw5awy

Search engines and the production of academic knowledge

José van Dijck
2010 International journal of cultural studies  
Theorizing search engines as nodal points in networks of distributed power, based on the notions of Manuel Castells, this article urges for an enriched form of information literacy to include a basic understanding  ...  of the economic, political and socio-cultural dimensions of search engines.  ...  The engine's motto, 'Standing on the shoulders of giants', should thus be taken with a grain of salt.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1367877910376582 fatcat:2qzumk2pgnh77famzgskxhkizy

Learning from the past, Living in the Present: Understanding Homicide in Chicago, 1870-1930

Leigh B. Bienen, Brandon Rottinghaus
2002 Journal of criminal law & criminology  
"during a quarrel"), sometimes the name of the arresting officer and the name of the sentencing judge, and in many cases several dates related to legal decision making, in addition to the date of crime  ...  12 The system of recording developed by the police allowed for a large amount of information to be compressed into a few lines: date of offense, age, gender and race of victim and defendant, names of victim  ...  giant.  ... 
doi:10.2307/1144237 fatcat:u3nrrke7dveclivpyku2fqnycu

Celebrating libraries (and humor) every day

Susan Vazakas
2019 College & research libraries news  
A university science and engineering library is the d en of the very serious.  ...  The peo p le w ho com e to use o ur Science/ E ngineering Library have th e w eig h t o f the w orld on their shoulders, and p erh ap s it is the constant high-intensity level of their existence that m  ... 
doi:10.5860/crln.54.2.67 fatcat:ztrwpndzv5f6pfpx5x4mlcihtu


2009 Annals of the University of Petrosani: Economics  
Thus equipped, this species– what we might call, for the time being, the 'model-worker' - is bound to inhabit a ratherinhabitable place, an arena of in increasingly global capitalism: the market.  ...  Twenty years on from the collapse of state socialism,Western experts are still called upon to prescribe 'the best way' for how productive workshould be conducted/managed across the non-Western world (Jankowicz  ...  During the analysed period, only six steel giants were able to produce 20% of these products.  ... 
doaj:280fdebf5ff14cf68ff0c847dbafd5f7 fatcat:3r2dgsg3p5emdkrqpxi2isht6m

It was twenty years ago today .. [article]

Paul Ginsparg
2011 arXiv   pre-print
To mark the 20th anniversary of the (14 Aug 1991) commencement of (now, I've adapted this article from one that first appeared in Physics World (2008), was later reprinted  ...  This version is closer to my original draft, with some updates for this occasion, plus an astounding 2^5 added footnotes.  ...  Franceschet, "PageRank: Standing on the shoulders of giants"; ). 30 In addition to the lessons that web-scale search and crowdsourced resources could be made both feasible  ... 
arXiv:1108.2700v2 fatcat:qasdx4khfjhcznxbzwpbuhqu6y

Towards a pattern language for the masters student

Hugo Sereno Ferreira, André Restivo, Tiago Boldt Sousa
2019 Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs - EuroPLop '19  
Notwithstanding, these students face well-known recurrent problems: how to choose a topic, how to choose an advisor, how to start researching, and how to deal with all the unknowns associated with academic  ...  Although there are several books on how to write a thesis, most of them avoid prescriptive recommendations on topics beyond research per se or focus on doctoral students, for which the duration and motivation  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank Takashi Iba from Keio University, Japan, for his collaboration during the shepherding phase, providing invaluable feedback for this paper, as well as the attendees  ... 
doi:10.1145/3361149.3361184 dblp:conf/europlop/FerreiraRS19 fatcat:agkxwvu7ffcffcqmxfeqmv7uxa
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