altmetrics

Metrics Toolkit: an online evidence-based resource for navigating the research metrics landscape

While research metrics may seem well established in the scholarly landscape, it can be challenging to understand how they should be used and how they are calculated. The Metrics Toolkit is an online evidence-based resource for researchers, …

Altmetrics: “big data” that map the influence of New Zealand research

Purpose Altmetrics can offer organizations a unique opportunity to understand the non-traditional scholarly and public influence of their institutions’ research. This paper aims to look at bibliometrics and altmetrics for New Zealand research …

Is What’s “Trending” What’s Worth Purchasing? Insights from a National Study of Collection Development Librarians

New forms of data like altmetrics are helping librarians to make smarter decisions about their collections. A recent nationwide study administered to librarians at R1 universities shines light on exactly how these metrics are being applied in …

The case against (only) using metrics for collection management

I’m currently working with Sarah Sutton at Emporia State University on launching a survey to get a sense of how librarians use altmetrics, including for collection development purposes. (Is it useful to know if a book has been cited in a policy document, even if it’s rarely circulated, so you don’t deaccession it? Can monitoring online activity for all scholarship–even articles that a library doesn’t have subscription access to–help librarians make much quicker purchasing decisions for articles and journals that patrons might request?

Imperative for Open Altmetrics

If scholarly communication is broken, how will we fix it? At Impactstory-a non-profit devoted to helping scholars gather and share evidence of their research impact by tracking online usage of scholarship via blogs, Wikipedia, Mendeley, and more-we …

The 30-Day Impact Challenge: the ultimate guide to raising the profile of your research

New opportunities for repositories in the age of altmetrics