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“The Use of Altmetrics in Promotion and Tenure” published in Educause Review

“The Use of Altmetrics in Promotion and Tenure” published in Educause Review

An article I co-authored along with Cassidy Sugimoto (Indiana University) and Sierra Williams (LSE Impact Blog) was recently published in the Educause Review. From the intro: “Promotion and tenure decisions in the United States often rely on various scientometric indicators (e.g., citation counts and journal impact factors) as a proxy for research quality and impact. Now a new class of metrics — altmetrics — can help faculty provide impact evidence that citation-based metrics might miss: for example, the influence of…

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Reddit AMA – May 10th!

Reddit AMA – May 10th!

Cross-posted from the Digital Science blog on 25th April 2016   Join us for a Reddit Ask Me Anything with Stacy Konkiel (@skonkiel), Outreach & Engagement Manager at Altmetric, at 6pm GMT/1pm EDT on the 10th May. The Reddit Ask Me Anything forum is a great way to engage and interact with subject experts in a direct and honest Q&A, asking those burning questions you’ve always wanted to get their perspective on! Mark Hahnel, the founder of Figshare, Euan Adie, the founder of Altmetric…

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Results of the #Force2016 Innovation Challenge: we won!

Results of the #Force2016 Innovation Challenge: we won!

I’m pleased to report that along with the team behind Radian (a knowledge portal for data management librarians), the Metric Tookit (pitched by me, Heather Coates, and Robin Champieux) has won the Force 2016 PitchIt Innovation Challenge! I’m hugely proud and very excited about bringing this idea to life. In talking with researchers and librarians worldwide over the past two years, the single biggest request I tend to get is an easy way to understand what metrics really mean (or…

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What does a culturally-relevant #scholcomm practice look like?

What does a culturally-relevant #scholcomm practice look like?

I am currently at the Force 2016 conference in Portland, OR, where I presented today at a workshop for the Force Fellows on scholarly communication and crafting one’s online identity. As expected, the “teachers” at this workshop learned as much from the attendees as the attendees did from us, particularly with respect to culturally-relevant, informal scholarly communication (tweeting, blogging, etc). Paul Groth gave an excellent talk following mine (full-text of which is forthcoming, watch this space) on best practices for…

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Librarians: We’re killing innovation with bureaucracy

Librarians: We’re killing innovation with bureaucracy

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to speak as part of the SSP Librarian Focus Group in Washington DC. It’s organized annually to allow society publishers to pick the brains of a small panel of librarians, and this year we were asked to share what we thought were libraries’ single biggest challenge and single biggest advantage. It’s likely that the session organizers wanted me to address challenges/advantages within scholarly communication. But I had a much broader context in mind. To…

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