Reference: Citation Analytics 201

About the Idea, Advanced Cyber/IO, Analysis, Analysis, Articles & Chapters, Augmented Reality, Balance, Budgets & Funding, Collaboration Zones, Collective Intelligence, Communities of Practice, History, ICT-IT, info-graphics/data-visualization, InfoOps (IO), Maps, Methods & Process, Multinational Plus, Policies, Policies-Harmonization, Policy, Political, Politics of Science & Science of Politics, Power Behind-the-Scenes/Special Interests, Processing, Real Time, Research resources, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Threats, Tools, Tribes

Phi Beta Iota: Most serious analysts now understand Citation Analytics 101.  It’s time to move to Citation Analytics 202, and there is no better way to introduce the art of the possible than by pointing to Kevin W. Boyack, Katy Borner, and Richard Klavans (2007), “Mapping the Structure and Evolution of Chemistry Research (11th International Conference of Scientometrics and Infometrics, pp. 112-123.

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There are several take-aways from this article, which is more or less the “coming out” of the Klavens-inspired infometrics field now that he has won his law-suit and has unchallenged access to all Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) access [this was one of the sources we used to win the Burundi Exercise before the Aspin-Brown Commission in 1995].

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Review (Preliminary): Atlas of Science–Visualizing What We Know

6 Star Special, Atlases & State of the World, Best Practices in Management, Budget Process & Politics, Change & Innovation, Complexity & Catastrophe, Complexity & Resilience, Culture, Research, Decision-Making & Decision-Support, Economics, Education (Universities), Environment (Problems), Environment (Solutions), Games, Models, & Simulations, History, Information Operations, Information Society, Intelligence (Commercial), Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Public Administration, Science & Politics of Science, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Strategy, Survival & Sustainment, Technology (Bio-Mimicry, Clean), Threats (Emerging & Perennial), True Cost & Toxicity, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Water, Energy, Oil, Scarcity
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Katie Borner

MIT Press to release 31 October 2010

On sale for just under $20–this is a BARGAIN.

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“Science is a voyage of discovery and Katy Börner has provided its first atlas. This excellent book offers a compendium of all that is best in explaining visual maps of our scientific knowledge.”
Michael Batty, University College London, author of Cities and Complexity: Understanding Cities with Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Models, and Fractals (MIT Press)

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Cartographic maps have guided our explorations for centuries, allowing us to navigate the world. Science maps have the potential to guide our search for knowledge in the same way, helping us navigate, understand, and communicate the dynamic and changing structure of science and technology. Allowing us to visualize scientific results, science maps help us make sense of the avalanche of data generated by scientific research today. Atlas of Science, features more than thirty full-page science maps, fifty data charts, a timeline of science-mapping milestones, and 500 color images; it serves as a sumptuous visual index to the evolution of modern science and as an introduction to “the science of science”—charting the trajectory from scientific concept to published results.

Atlas of Science, based on the popular exhibit “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science,” describes and displays successful mapping techniques. The heart of the book is a visual feast: Claudius Ptolemy’s Cosmographia World Map from 1482; a guide to a PhD thesis that resembles a subway map; “the structure of science” as revealed in a map of citation relationships in papers published in 2002; a periodic table; a history flow visualization of the Wikipedia article on abortion; a globe showing the worldwide distribution of patents; a forecast of earthquake risk; hands-on science maps for kids; and many more. Each entry includes the story behind the map and biographies of its makers.

Not even the most brilliant minds can keep up with today’s deluge of scientific results. Science maps show us the landscape of what we know.

Exhibition (Ongoing) at National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.; The Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Bonn, Germany; and Storm Hall, San Diego State College

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Worth a Look: SciVal from Elsevier

Analysis, Collective Intelligence, Maps, Politics of Science & Science of Politics, Research resources, Tools, Worth A Look

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We have in the past highlighted the work of Dick Klavans, who along with Brad Ashton is one of our foremost Scientific & Technical Intelligence (S&TI) colleagues.  Apart from his book with Brad, Keeping Abreast of Science and Technology: Technical Intelligence for Business and his new web site, Maps of Science, see also on this site: 2002 Klavans (US) Technology Mapping: A Workshop on (Open) Sources & Methods for Identifying Commercial Opportunities in Technology and 2002 Klavans (US) Tomorrow’s Hotspots: Identifying Commercial Opportunities from Science.

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Elsevier is now commercializing what Dick has been doing for the last twenty years in one-of productions, and we believe this capability will be extraordinary, not only in performance measurement and performance enhancement for specific disciplinary units, but in demanding that inter-disciplinary and integrative problem-finding and solving come back into being.

Commerce Archive on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

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Archive 1992-2006

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Commerce Bjore Commercial Intelligence

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Commerce Bjore Reinventing Commercial Intelligence

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Commerce Klavans Identifying Commercial Opportunities from Emerging Science

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Commerce Technology Intelligence from Patents

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Commerce Sullivan Business Perspective on Essential Overseas Information

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Commerce Baumlin Espionage or Business Intelligence: Nuances of Gray

1999

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Commerce Collier Overview of New Horizons in OSINT Sources, Softwares, Services

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Commerce Miller The Year the Information Industry Hit Bottom

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Commerce Robinson How Mobil Uses Open Sources & Services

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Commerce Baumlin Black, White, Gray, Realities of the Investigative Marketplace

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Commerce Boyer Assessing US and Other Space Imaging Options for European Needs

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Commerce Bruckner Information and Knowledge Management in Intelligence Situations

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Commerce Burwell Commercial Online Source Validation Methods

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Commerce Collier The Pricing of Electronic Information

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Commerce Dunn Confronting the Future of the Information Industry

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Commerce Feiler Open and Personal: Economic Intelligence in the Middle East

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Commerce Horowitz Economic Espionage and OSINT: Legal and Security Implications

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Commerce Stara Valuing Competitive Intelligence

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Commerce Yankeelov Pushing the Assets of Time and Knowledge

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Commerce Borry & Sohl Electronic Sources & Methods: A Belgian Business Perspective

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Commerce Suggs International Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Slides)

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Commerce Suggs International Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Text)

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Commerce Bates Recent and Emerging Trends in Information Brokering

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Commerce Call Realities & Myths Regarding Financial Research Using Open Sources

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Commerce Kolb (SCIP) Sales Pitch for the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals

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Commerce Sibbit Emerging Business Models for Commercial Remote Sensing

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Commerce Steele Concise Directory of Selected International Open Sources & Services

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Commerce Steele Open Source Intelligence Handbook, Chapter 1, Overview

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Commerce Herring Business Intelligence in Japan and Sweden: Lessons for the US

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Commerce Herring Intelligence to Enhance American Companies’ Competitiveness

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Commerce Herring Using the Intelligence Process to Create Competitive Global Advantage

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Commerce Simon & Blixt Emerging Issues in Competitive Intelligence

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Commerce Basch Secrets of the Super-Searchers: A Personal and Practical Perspective

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Commerce Bernhardt Tailoring Competitive Intelligence to Executive Needs

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Commerce Collier Global Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

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Commerce Himelfarb Introduction to Competitive and Business Intelligence

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Commerce Kelly ASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (S)

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Commerce Kelly ASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (T)

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Commerce Marcinko Association of Information and Dissemination Centers, Case Studies

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Commerce Shaker Beating the Competition: From Boardroom to War Room

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Commerce Shaker & Rice From War Room to Board Room

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Commerce Sharp How to Identify Changes that Threaten Your Business Activity, In Advance

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Commerce Stanat The Power of Global Business Information

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Commerce Steele Germany: ACCESS:  Theory and Practice of Competitor Intelligence

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Commerce Steele ASIDIC: Intelligence Community as a New Market

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Commerce Caldwell International Investigative Market (Slides)

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Commerce Caldwell International Investigative Market (Text)

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Commerce Dedijer Europe’s To BI or not to BE: Inventory of a New Business Innovation

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Commerce Elias An Overview of the Information Industry in 1993

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Commerce Fraumann Business is War

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Commerce Herring Business Intelligence: Some Have It, Some Don’t–How They Do It

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Commerce Himelfarb Intelligence Requirements for Executives

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Commerce Monaco & Gerliczy Economic Intelligence and Open Source Information

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Commerce Shima Overview of Japanese Media and Information Systems

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Commerce Splitt The U.S. Information Industry: Changing the 21st Century

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Commerce Steele Corporate Role in National Competitiveness

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Commerce Steele The Intelligence Community as a New Market

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Commerce Hlava Information Industry Corporations (Partial Listing)

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Commerce Hlava Selected Professional and Trade Associations in Information

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Commerce Hlava The Information Industry: Impact of Globalization

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Commerce Meyer Business Intelligence at the Cutting Edge

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Commerce Nobel From A to Z: What We’ve Done with Open Sources

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Commerce Shaker & Kardulias Intelligence Support to U.S. Business

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Commerce Williams OSINT to Create Intelligence in a Commercial Environment

2002 Klavans (US) Tomorrow’s Hotspots: Identifying Commercial Opportunities from Science

Analysis, Historic Contributions, Methods & Process, Technologies
Maps of Science
Maps of Science

Visit Dick Klavans, the top gun for mapping science & technology across all boundaries.  Below, with Brad Ashton, his co-author for Keeping Abreast of Science and Technology: Technical Intelligence for Business, is the lecture he presented at OSS ’02 on this topic:

Technology Hotspots
Technology Hotspots

2002 Klavans (US) Technology Mapping: A Workshop on (Open) Sources & Methods for Identifying Commercial Opportunities in Technology

Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Historic Contributions, Policies, Threats, Topics (All Other)
Maps of Science
Maps of Science

Dick is President and Chief Executive Officer  of Maps of Science, having founded the company in 1991. Between 1991 and 2000, he created maps of science for large pharmaceutical, chemical and physics-based firms. He completely rewrote the computer algorithms in 2000, and continues to modify them in order to generate the most accurate maps possible. Dick, and Chief Technical Officer Kevin Boyack have a strong publication record on mapping science, and are considered world leaders in this area (see bibliography).  We met Dick in the 1990’s when we were exploring how best to identify the top 100 experts on anything and everything, and he is still the master, aided by an exclusive total right of access to all citation analysis data owned by and generated by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) founded by Eugene Garfield (a small part of our Aspin-Brown Commission testimony in 1995 that persauded them the US Intelligence Community was “severely deficient” in not being able to do what OSS CEO did with six  telephone calls).

Below is Dick’s OSS ’02 workshop on Technology Mapping, done with Brad Ashton, his co-author in producing what is still the best book on the subject, Keeping Abreast of Science and Technology: Technical Intelligence for Business.

Technology Mapping
Technology Mapping

2002 OSINT 101: Basic Training in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

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Training Bjore OSINT 101: Sense-Making

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Training Black OSINT 101: Desktop Tools for Smart People

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Training Chester OSINT 101: NATO Lessons Learned

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Training Henk OSINT 101 Respecting the Cultural Dimension: Intelligence and Africa

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Training Hock OSINT 101: Overview of the World of Information

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Training Hohhof OSINT 101: Competitive Intelligence Analysis Tools & Web-Sites

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Training Klavans & Ashton OSINT 101: Technology Mapping with Open Sources of Information

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Training Lee OSINT 101: Geospatial Information Sources

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Training Manwaring OSINT 101: Intelligence & Asymmetric Warfare

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Training Marshall PSINT 101: OSINT and Global Hotspots

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Training Moore & Krizan OSINT 101: Core Analytic Competencies

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Training Smith OSINT 101: Internet and Commercial Online Exploitation

Review: Keeping Abreast of Science and Technology: Technical Intelligence for Business

5 Star, Intelligence (Commercial)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on the market for technical business intelligence,

April 8, 2000
W. Bradford Ashton
Dick is a genius, and he and Bradford Ashton have pulled together a number of very fine contributions in this book. Still, they sum it up nicely in the concluding chapter: “The formal practice of developing technical intelligence in American business is only in its infancy.” They have a nice appendix of sources on scientific and technical intelligence that is missing a few big obvious sources like the Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) and the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) as well as the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) and several smaller sources. On balance, this technical intelligence community is, as Bradford notes, in its infancy. It is U.S. centric, does not yet understand operational security and counterintelligence, is weak of cost intelligence, relies too heavily on registered patents, and has too few practical successes stories. Especially troubling is the recent trend within DIA and the Air Force of cutting off all funding for open source exploitation of Chinese and other foreign S&T sources, combined with a dismantling by many corporations of their libraries and most basic market research functions. This book is an essential reference and I admire its authors greatly-sadly, they are part of a small minority that has not yet found its full voice.
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