Internet Use: Analysis and Abuse
Ashling, Jim, Information Today
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently enhanced its scope of economic analyses for its member and nonmember countries. The OECD provides statistical, economic, and social data about national economies, trade, employment, population migration, energy, and health.
The OECD selected Elsevier's Scopus database to enhance the research performance within its economic development analysis. The OECD will use author and institute data to rank countries according to research output. This information is used to provide information on world research productivity trends and potential opportunities for developing needed innovations.
The OECD will also use Scopus to help its members get a better view of co-authorship and cross-border research collaborations to determine the role of their researchers in the global landscape. Using this information, policymakers, funding agencies, governments, and special interest groups will create more effective economic development strategies and policies.
"Science and technology play a crucial role in a country's economic growth," says Hiroyuki Tomizawa, principal administrator for the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry with the OECD. "We selected Scopus for its breadth of coverage including journal titles from over 100 nations as well as its advanced features. Together, these advantages will enable the OECD to execute more …
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Publication information: Article title: Internet Use: Analysis and Abuse. Contributors: Ashling, Jim - Author. Magazine title: Information Today. Volume: 26. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2009. Page number: 22+. © 2009 Information Today, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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