Tag Archives: altmetrics

AROSIM 2018 takes place 26 January 2018

(10 August 2017) The 2018 Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management takes place on Friday 26 January 2018 in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The main objective of the AROSIM 2018 workshop is to create a forum to disseminate the latest works on altmetrics for measuring research impact and scholarly information […]


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Can we assess library electronic resource usage with citations, altmetrics & more ?

(12 May 2017) The question is posed by, Aaron Tay, Library Analytics Manager at Singapore Management University. Writing in his musingsinlibrarianship blog he posits that  while bibliometrics and altmetrics tend to be used to measure the impact of articles/items produced by users in terms of cites or altmetrics, is it possible to flip this around to […]


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How to use altmetrics to showcase engagement efforts for promotion and tenure

(18 October 2016) Public outreach is becoming increasingly important for researchers going up for tenure. But how can you document the effects your engagement efforts are having? Altmetrics have been suggested in the past, but is it even possible to shoehorn that kind of newfangled data into a traditional promotion and tenure dossier format? Though […]


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Download “Altmetrics for Librarians: 100+ tips, tricks, and examples”

(4 October 2016) This eBook from Altmetric provides the “nuts and bolts” needed to use altmetrics in a variety of library-land scenarios, including: Making collection development decisions Managing institutional repositories Helping faculty assemble evidence for their tenure & promotion packets Teaching workshops on altmetrics The authors share their favorite resources for staying up-to-date on altmetrics research and news. […]


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NISO releases altmetrics recommended practice

(22 September 2016, Baltimore, MD)  The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO’s Altmetrics Initiative, […]


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Researchers’ use of Kudos correlates to 23% higher downloads on publisher websites

(24 June 2016)  Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced preliminary results of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of its service. The Altmetrics Research Team at the Centre for HEalthy and Sustainable CitieS (CHESS), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore […]


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NISO releases altmetrics definitions and use cases for public comment

(29 March 2016, Baltimore, MD)  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on the draft Altmetrics Definitions and Use Cases document, NISO RP-25-201X-1. The draft is an output of the NISO Altmetrics Initiative, a two-phase project aiming to address limitations and gaps that may hinder the adoption of altmetrics, an expansion of tools available […]


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How to reach a wider audience for your research

(21 December 2015)  In recent years academics have shown a growing interest in non-traditional ways of evaluating their scholarly ‘impact’. These altmetrics allow researchers to gauge the impact and reach of their research in the social web beyond traditional citation counting. While much of the conversation around altmetrics has become about alternative measures for research […]


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The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics

(21 September 2015)  Altmetric has a new free-to-download eBook resource, co-written by Scholastica and Altmetric: The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics As scholarly workflows and academic communication patterns evolve to meet the needs of today’s digital researcher, a huge shift in the way we think about and identify indicators of broader impacts is […]


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Introducing Altmetric tools in Malaysia

(18 September 2015) The Altmetric Ambassador of the Month for September is Nader Ale Ibrahim, a visiting research fellow with the Centre for Research Services at the University of Malaya. Nader’s key research interests include bibliometrics and the ways in which researchers can use online research tools to promote their work and increase their citation […]


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Advice from a librarian: how to do successful altmetrics outreach

(10 June 2015) Heather Coates guest writes in the Altmetric blog about successful altmetrics outreach.  She is a tenure-track librarian, a practitioner-researcher, who needs to know how the scholarly ecosystem works. In practice this needs an understanding of  how scholarly products are created, disseminated, used, curated, and evaluated. The article covers helping faculty make strategic […]


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Who’s talking about research? Taylor & Francis Group adds Altmetric to their journals platform

(30 May 2015) Taylor & Francis Group today announced the addition of Altmetric data to Taylor & Francis Online and Cogent OA, enhancing the article metrics currently available on both journal platforms. Added to all journal articles published since January 2012, Altmetric data will offer users a more complete picture of how people are engaging […]


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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 […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 9: Expanding the Measurement of Science: From Citations to Web Visibility to Tweets

By Ruth A. Pagell* (31 March 2015) “…there is a growing movement within the scientific establishment to better measure and reward all the different ways that people contribute to the messy and complex process of scientific progress.”  Arbesman (2012), Wired. The rankings we examined in Ruth’s Rankings 5, 6, 7 and 8 are grounded in […]


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Altmetrics in action: applications for researchers

(10 February 2015)  What are altmetrics? Altmetric (the company) defines them as alternative metrics, or indicators of impact and engagement that extend far beyond traditional methods of influence measurement. Whereas to date academics and those involved in scholarly communication have looked primarily to impact factors and citation counts to assess the success of a piece […]


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