Vol. 17 No. 2 (2021)
Lately, an increasing number of countries have set up national bibliographic databases, which aim to achieve more comprehensive coverage of the national research outputs. These databases both increase the visibility of national publications and compensate the limited coverage of traditional citation databases, such as Scopus or Web of Science. National bibliographic databases are being increasingly used by a wide variety of stakeholders for numerous purposes, ranging from basic information retrieval and research outputs overview to bibliometric analysis, evaluation and research funding.
The Republic of Moldova set up its national bibliographic database – National Bibliometric Instrument (IBN) in 2011. Nowadays, IBN includes over 113.000 articles published in national scientific journals, as well as conference proceedings from the Republic of Moldova starting from 1993 to date, with over 90% of publications indexed by Google Academic. IBN is used for the evaluation of national scientific journals and provides valuable insights on the overall evolution and trends of national research outputs, but is not being used for research funding.
This paper aims to describe the history, actual structure and user possibilities of IBN. It also aims to analyse IBN design, organisation, maintenance and usage from the perspective of the Manual of good practices regarding national bibliographic databases, developed in the context of the ‘European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities’ ENRESSH. Finally, the paper intends to provide a set of recommendations for IBN reengineering and improvement. (Irina Cojocaru, Gheorghe Cuciureanu, Igor Cojocaru)
The literature review is the most important step in achieving scientific research. The large amount of information can be analyzed using scientometric methods. It was downloaded a database of scientific production published in the last five years in the Clarivate Analitycs database — Web of Science - in the field of copyright. The downloaded database is analysed with VOS Viewer, scientometric analysis software. The subject analysed is used in many areas of research, as well as pure copyright, but also associated with the fields of medicine, nanoelectronics, genetics. The method used can be multiplied for any topic or domain.(Ionela Maria Bârsan)
Information literacy must be an innovative discipline, adapt to technology and the information requirements of the academic community. Introducing new chapters and then assessing their impact on students and their informational behavior is the best way to improve the content and the way of teaching the course. The authors present a model for investigating a part of the students’ perception in Transilvania University of Brasov. The paper was presented at the Romanian Librarians Association Conference in September 2021. (Angela Repanovici, Ionela Maria Bârsan, Eleonora Dinu)