Black and white photograph depicting Eugene Garfield (1925-2017) preparing to speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) International Headquarters Building. Garfield stands in front of a microphone with a group of six men flanking him. Identified to his right are Vice President, Morton V. Malin, ISI attorney, Kimber Vought, and ISI Board member, Charles Tyroler.
Eugene Garfield was a prominent American information scientist and pioneer in the field of scientometrics. He was the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), a renowned academic publishing service that offered scientometric and bibliographic database services and specialized in citation index and analysis. Garfield was also the inventor of the Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Current Contents, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. These inventions provided an objective and quantitative basis for analyzing information flow in scientific communication and fostered the growth of the field of scientometrics.
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Hofmann, Jo. “Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Institute of Scientific Information International Headquarters,” 1978. Eugene Garfield Papers. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/68pkphr.
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