Scopus Organizes Content Selection Committee

Oct 07, 2005

Scopus, an abstract and citation database of research information, has announced that it has a assembled a Content Selection Committee that will be responsible for taking the scientific information "wish list" from users and prioritizing the addition of new content. The committee will meet in Budapest, Hungary for three days to build the framework for identifying content for inclusion in Scopus.

The Content Selection Committee is comprised of 20 scientists and professors and 10 subject librarians. Committee members come from all scientific fields and from all over the world. Their collective expertise spanning many fields is designed to direct Scopus to resources that are both important and relevant to their respective communities for ultimate inclusion in Scopus. Scopus will look to the committee to handle the following responsibilities: Content selection, whereby the committee is responsible for deciding what content is included in Scopus and giving approval to titles suggested by its user base; Policy and strategy, whereby the committee will set the policy for Scopus future content direction; and Functionality, whereby the committee will contribute general feedback about Scopus' content, ease-of-use, and functionality.


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