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Working paper

Анализ контента ведущих электронных ресурсов актуальной зарубежной периодики

The paper deals with a comprehensive analysis of the content of electronic databases of foreign periodicals with online and CD-ROM access. Main emphasis lies on social sciences databases (economics, business, sociology, political science, law). A detailed analysis of the quantitative characteristics of the content of leading databases is performed. A procedure for determining professional level and quality of the electronic database content with the impact factor as a principal criterion is proposed. Results of this method used for some of the content providers are presented. Perspectives of applying of the method for collection acquisition management in academic libraries as well as its further enhancing are outlined.