Altmetrics, bibliometrics, research impact focus of new ACRL publication

(1 May 2015, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact by Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt.

What does it mean to have meaningful research metrics in today’s complex higher education landscape? This highly engaging and activity-filled book serves to introduce readers to the fast-paced world of research metrics from the unique perspective of academic librarians and LIS practitioners. Starting with the essential histories of bibliometrics and altmetrics and continuing with in-depth descriptions of the core tools and emerging issues at stake in the future of both fields, “Meaningful Metrics” is a convenient all-in-one resource.

Further details are in the announcement.