Bibliometrics

Approaches to creating ‘humane’ research evaluation metrics for the humanities

There are many complexities and challenges associated with developing ‘humane’ research evaluation metrics in the humanities. This monumental task can only be addressed by reverse engineering evaluation metrics based upon the practices and values …

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 …