Monday, 8:30



Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Marcus John, Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis, Germany
Rob Koopman, OCLC Research Europe, The Netherlands
Shenghui Wang, OCLC Research Europe, The Netherlands
Philipp Mayr, GESIS, Germany
Andrea Scharnhorst, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands


This panel brings together experts in bibliometrics and information retrieval to discuss how each of these two important areas of information science can help to inform the research of the other. There is a growing body of literature that capitalizes on the synergies created by combining methodological approaches of each to solve research problems and practical issues related to how information is created, stored, organized, retrieved and used. The session will begin with an overview of the common threads that exist between IR and metrics, followed by a summary of findings from the BIR workshops and examples of research projects that combine aspects of each area to benefit IR or metrics research areas, including search results ranking, semantic indexing and visualization. The panel will conclude with an engaging discussion with the audience to identify future areas of research and collaboration.