2nd DataStorm Big Data Summer School, Lisbon 13-15 July 2015

New book: Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals by David Stuart

New book: Big data and social web research methods [free in-progress draft copy].

Mozdeh is now available for Twitter time series and sentiment analysis.

The search engine queries for webometrics has updated information.

Sentiment strength detection program SentiStrength is free online


An information science research group developing software and methods to exploit Web-based sources for social sciences research. We research alternative metrics, scientometrics, link analysis, cybermetrics, webometrics, social media images, and sentiment analysis.

Our REF2014 evaluation by the UK Communication, Cultural & Media Studies, Library and Information Management research assessment panel gave an average score of 3.37 out of 4, which was joint 5th in the UK in this subject area, with almost all of our research being rated "world leading" or "internationally excellent". The score for our submitted research outputs was the second highest in the country in this subject area (behind LSE). The research group score was also higher than the institution-wide average score of every single British university.

Contact Mike Thelwall m.thelwall @ for more information about (self-funded) Ph.D. places, collaboration or research project proposals.

We are advertising four postdoctoral content analysis jobs: two days per week for two years, working from home, with a 11 May 2015 closing date. Applicants will be able to negotiate periods of absence from work during this time, if needed. Suitably qualified applicants with limited mobility, childcare commitments or a carer role are particularly encouraged to apply.

Impressed with David Stuart's book, Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals

See a web environment network of this web site.

Doctoral/research forum and speaker timetable