Monday, March 13, 2017

Eugene Garfield, Founder of Citation Analysis, Has Died Age 91

Dr. Eugene Garfield, who invented citation analysis in the field of library science some 50 years ago, died in late February at the age of 91.

Garfield founded the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in the 1950s where he created many citation databases, first in the sciences and then in the humanities.

The co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, cited his work as a foundation and inspiration for their PageRank algorithm that ranks web search engine results on Google.

The website infoDOCKET has provided links to an obituary, links to Garfield's writings as well as videos about his work.

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