Eugene Garfield - Scientific Information Pioneer
Three of Eugene Garfield's contributions to information science have strongly influenced me. The first was
practical. Current Contents provided journal contents in a simple, regular and comprehensive format . The second, indexing articles by their bibliographies, sounds trivial but creates profoundly useful networks and statistics. The third, discussing information issues directly with working scientists, has changed scientific literature from a static archive to a living body of knowledge.
Eugene Garfield home page - biography - The 1957 Dorking conference
Eugene Garfield interviewed by Istvan Hargittai, Interview at Password
Web Of Knowledge: Tribute To A Man And His Work
Essays of an Information Scientist - good reads (many excellent), browse titles
The library as world brain
Making acquisition decisions
Quick and dirty search strategies
Would Mendel have been ignored if SCI were available?
What is a significant journal?
50 most cited journals (1972)
Citation frequency - what is it good for?
Citation classics - sadly commentaries on individual classics are not online. These were wonderful illustrations of scientific creativity and quirkiness. New - Now online!