The literature of a professional community provides insights into what members of that community value and underscores key professional issues. Periodic analyses of professional literature are an important way for these communities to identify trends that deserve further exploration. This article introduces the use of corpus analysis tools such as Voyant Tools and discusses their value in performing periodic analyses of professional literature. As an example, it presents a limited study examining the use of the term “theory” in the American Archivist.
Daines, J. Gordon III; Nimer, Cory L.; and Lee, Jacob R.
"Exploring the American Archivist: Corpus analysis tools and the professional literature,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol5/iss1/3