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Thursday, November 20, 2008
  Great example of data quality issues
Look at the affiliations in Scopus:


Here's what the article pdf from the publisher has:


Now see the record in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (perfect, in fact, more readable than the original):


THIS is what I'm talking about when I say that Scopus has data quality issues. I am of course not affiliated and this doesn't represent anyone I know!

Update: 11/21 - on top of all of this, apparently searches in Scopus this week have had wildly different retrieved sets - from like 900 to 20,000 when the saved search was repeated...
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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