Bibliomining Retrospective

Scott Nicholson has moved away from Bibliomining as a primary research focus.  He is now focused on Gaming in Libraries, but will be using tools and concepts from bibliomining in this research.

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What follows is the out-of-date bibliography that lived on this site.  While it won't help you with newer works on the topic, this will help you locate classic works.

Outdated Bibliomining Bibliography


Specific Bibliomining Applications

Management and Decision-Making

Collection Development / Acquistions

Reference and Reader's Advisory (Recommendations)

  • Geyer-Schulz,A., Neumann, A., and Thede, A. (2003). An Architecture for Behavior-Based Library Recommender Systems .Information Technology and Libraries. (22),4. 165-174.
  • Neumann, A., Geyer-Schulz,A.Hahsler, M., and Thede, A. (2003). An Integration Strategy for Distributed Recommender Services in Legacy Library Systems. In Martin Schader, Wolfgang Gaul, and Maurizio Vichi, editors, Between Data Science And Applied Data Analysis, Springer,
  • Neumann, A., Geyer-Schulz,A.Hahsler, M., and Thede, A. (2003). Behavior-Based Recommender Systems as Value-Added Services for Scientific Libraries. In Hamparsum Bozdogan, editor, Statistical Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Chapmann & Hall / CRC, 2003.
  • Neumann, A., Geyer-Schulz,A., and Thede, A. (2003). Others Also Use: A Robust Recommender System for Scientific Libraries. In Traugott Koch and Ingeborg Torvik Sølvberg, editors, Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS 2769, Springer, Berlin
    Heidelberg New York.
  • Chau, M. Y. (2000). Mediating off-site electronic reference services: Human-computer interactions between libraries and Web mining technology. Fourth international conference on knowledge-based intelligent engineering systems & allied technologies (Vol. 2, pp. 695-699). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

User Studies

  • Bollen, J., Beot-Arie, O., and Van de Sompel, H. (2005). The bX project: Federating and mining usage logs from linking servers. Project Briefing: Fall 2005 Task Force Meeting. Available online at
  • Papatheodorou, C., Kapidakis, S. Sfakakis, M., and Vassiliou, A. (2003). Mining user communities in digital libraries, Information Technology and Libraries 22(4). 152-157.
  • Suárez-Balseiro, C.A., Iribarren-Maestro, I., Casado, E. S. A Study of the Use of the Carlos III University of Madrid Library's Online Database Service in Scientific Endeavor. (2003). Information Technology and Libraries.(22), 4; p. 179-182.
  • Suárez-Balseiro, C. & Sanz-Casado, E. (2001). Measuring database service use patterns as a tool for evaluating the academic networked environment: The case of the Carlos III university library. Performance Measurement and Metrics 2(3), 173-191. (If you are a subscriber to the online version of the journal, you can see the full text of the article)
  • Sallis, P., Hill, L., Janee, G., Lovette, K., & Masi, C. (1999). A methodology for profiling users of large interactive systems incorporating neural network data mining techniques. Proceedings of the 1999 Information Resources Management Association International Conference(pp. 994-998). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
  • Schulman, S. (1998). Data mining: Life after report generators. Information Today 15(3), 52.
  • Harter, S. P. & Hert, C. A. (1997). Evaluation of information retrieval systems: Approaches, issues, and methods. In M.E. Williams (Ed.), Annual review of information science and technology (Vol. 32, pp. 3-94). Medford, NJ: Information Today. - Covers literature that looks at online searching behavior.
  • Chaudhry, A. S. (1993). Automation systems as tools of use studies and management information. IFLA Journal 19(4), 397-409.

Digital Libraries

  • Bollen, J., Luce, R., Vemulapalli, S., and Xu, W. (2003). Usage analysis for the indentification of research trends in digital libraries. D-Lib Magazine 9(5). Available online at
  • Pierrakos, D., Paliouras, G., Papatheodorou, C., and Spyropoulos, C. D. (2003). Web usage mining as a tool for personalization: A survey User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction Journal 13(4), 311-372.
  • Lawrence, S., Giles, C. L., & Bollacker, K. (1999). Digital libraries and autonomous citation indexing. IEEE Computer 32(6), 67-71.


  • Garfield, E., Pudovkin, A.I.., Istomin, V. S. Mapping the output of topical searches in the Web of Knowledge and the case of Watson-Crick. (2003). Information Technology and Libraries (22),4.183-187.
  • Wormell, I. (2003). Matching subject portals with the research environment. Information Technology and Libraries 22(4).158-166.
  • Porter, A., Kongthon, A., and Lu, J.(2002). Research profiling: Improving the literature review. Scientometrics 53(3), 351-370. Retreived June 22, 2002 from ttp:// This group, the Technology Policy and Action Center, has a website at

Data Warehousing

  • Nicholson, S. (2003). Avoiding the great data-wipe of Ought-Three. American Libraries, 34(9), p. 36. HTML PDF
  • Zucca, J. (2003). Traces in the Clickstream: Early Work on a Management Information Repository at the University of Pennsylvania
    Information Technology and Libraries. (22), 4. 175-178.
  • Su, S. & Needamangala, A. (2000). Harvesting information from a library data warehouse. Information Technology and Libraries, 19(1), 17-28.
  • Bleyberg, M. Z., Zhu, D., Cole, K., Bates, D., Zhan, W. (1999). Developing an integrated library decision support warehouse. IEEE international conference on systems, man, and cybernetics (Vol. 2, pp. 546-551). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

Information Retrieval

  • Alexander, G., Wilson, J, and Williams, J. (2005). Current Essays and Reports in Information Retrieval and Data Mining: An Annotated Bibliography of Shorter Monographs. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.

Specific Technologies

Privacy Issues (not intended to be complete - just a sampling of the issues)

  • Pace, A. K. (2001). It's a matter of privacy. Computers in Libraries, 21(6), 50-52.
  • Patron confidentiality, millennium style [Electronic version]. (1999, June/July). American Libraries, 30, 86.
  • Seaman, S. (2001, October 27). Confidentiality of library records. Presentation at the Colorado Library Association Annual Meeting. Retrieved January 27, 2002 from
    and information centers. London: Bowker-Saur.
  • Sprain, M. (2001). Confidentiality in libraries. Colorado Libraries, 27(1), 36-38.
  • Estabrook, L. (1996). Sacred trust or competitive opportunity: Using patron records. Library Journal, 121(2), 48-49.


This page last updated on 09-Jan-2006 by Scott Nicholson. Copyright 2002. All rights reserved.