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Department of Information and Library Science
Cassidy R. Sugimoto, PI
Indiana University, Bloomington, NSF
Mike Thelwall, PI
University of Wolverhampton, JISC
Vincent Larivière, PI
Université de Montréal, SSHRC
Ying Ding, Co-PI
Indiana University, Bloomington, NSF
Staša Milojević, Co-PI
Indiana University, Bloomington, NSF

This project will examine topic lifecycles across heterogeneous corpora, including not only scholarly and scientific literature, but also social networks, blogs, and other materials. While the growth of large-scale datasets has enabled examination within scientific datasets, there is little research that looks across datasets. The team will analyze the importance of various scholarly activities for creating, sustaining, and propelling new knowledge; compare and triangulate the results of topic analysis methods; and develop transparent and accessible tools. This work should identify which scholarly activities are indicative of emerging areas and identify datasets that should no longer be marginalized, but built into understandings and measurements of scholarship.