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  • 1. Altmetrics: What Good are They to Academic Libraries? Sarah W. Sutton Kanas Library Association College & University Libraries Section Spring Conference 2014 Emporia State University May 21, 2014

2. Transitions in scholarly communications What are altmetrics? Advantages and disadvantages Uses in academic libraries Objectives 3. Transitions in scholarly communication 4. Alternative metrics Article-level Alterative to Journal Impact Factor, H-Index Proxy for importance? Impact? Attention? Measure of quality? What are altmetrics? 5. Journal Impact Factor (JIF): 2008 2-year journal impact factor = the number of times the articles published in a journal in 2006 and 2007, were cited by journal articles during 2008 -- Divided by the total number of "citable items" published by that journal in 2006 and 2007 What are altmetrics? H-Index: 6. Publishers: Wiley Nature PLoS Frontiers Biomed Central Springer Elsevier Where can I get them? 7. Aggregators PLoS ImpactStory Altmetric PlumAnalytics ResearchGate CitedIn ScienceCard ReaderMeter PaperCritic Where can I get them? 8. Where can I get them? 9. Advantages New insights in impact Based on open data Speed Diversity of sources Advantages & Disadvantages 10. Disadvantages Too many variations; uncontrolled Gaming Bias Establishing standards Advantages & Disadvantages 11. Big data Research impact Collection development Marketing Return on investment (ROI) Grants & funding Ebooks Open Access Use in academic libraries 12. more research is needed One size fits all? Triangulation Bridging the gap Establishing standards A word of caution 13. Questions? Comments? Sarah W. Sutton, Ph.D. School of Library and Information Management Emporia State University [email protected] Slides: 14. Adie, E., & Roe, W. (2013). Altmetric: Enriching scholarly content with article-level discussion and metrics. Learned Publishing, 26(1), 1117. Article-Level Metrics: An ill-conceived and meretricious Idea. (2013). Scholarly Open Access. Retrieved from Chamberlain, S. (2013). Consuming article-level metrics: Observations and lessons. Information Standards Quarterly, 25(2), 4. doi:10.3789/isqv25no2.2013.02 Crotty, D. (2014). Altmetrics: Mistaking the means for the end. The Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved from means-for-the-end/ Ebsco Information Sevices. (2014). PlumTM Analytics Becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved May 20, 2014, from information-services Bibliography 15. Galligan, F., & Dyas-Correia, S. (2013). Altmetrics: Rethinking the way we measure. Serials Review, 39(1), 5661. Luther, J. (2014). Altmetrics boosted by EBSCOs acquisition of Plum Analytics. The Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved from by-ebscos-acquisitions-of-plum-analytics/ Konkiel, S. (2013). Altmetrics: A 21st-century solution to determining research quality. (Online Searcher, 37(4), 1115. Liu, J., & Adie, E. (2013). Five challenges in altmetrics: A toolmakers perspective. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 39(4), 3134. NISO. (2014). NISO Alternative Assessment Metrics (Altmetrics) Project. NISO. Retrieved from Piwowar, H., 2. (2013). Introduction altmetrics: What, why and where? Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 39(4), 89. References 16. Plum Analytics. (2014). Retrieved May 4, 2014, from Priem, J., & Costello, K. L. (2010). How and why scholars cite on Twitter. Retrieved from rzQ/edit#slide=id.i0 Priem, J., Taraborelli, D., Groth, P., & Neylon, C. (2010). Altmetrics: A manifesto. Retrieved from Project COUNTER Code of Practice for Electronic Resources: Release 4. (2012). Project COUNTER. Retrieved from ResearchGate. (2014). Retrieved May 9, 2014, from San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. (2014, April 15). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from Thomson Reuters Statement Regarding the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - Research Analytics - Thomson Reuters. (n.d.). Retrieved May 4, 2014, from References