Altmetric tracks how many times the article is mentioned in social media sites, blogs and news sources to measure community interest in the publication. The Altmetric score increases as more people mention an article. Altmetrics illustrate how the research is reviewed and disseminated across the web.
- BioAg Sciences
- Health Sciences Libraries
- H/SS & Gov Info Services
- Map Collection
- Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
- Scholarly Communication
- Science Libraries
- Special Collections
- Suggestions and Comments
Dr. Strasser provides an overview of altmetrics and how universities might begin to incorporate altmetrics into their own services.
“…A movement is descending upon academia that will change the way we consider research outputs and researcher impact. Like any good movement, there is still much debate about what altmetrics means, and how it relates to “article-level metrics” (ALMs)…”
Open Access Week 2013 Kick Off Event at the World Bank:
Monday, October 21, 2013
video recording now available
Sponsored by SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank.
The presentation will be about Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.
- *Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC.
- *Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
- *Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities
- *Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association
- *Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science
- *Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
The kickoff event will take place at the World Bank. A LiveBlog and webcast of the panel discussion and ceremony will be available for those who cannot attend in person.
Following a panel discussion, winners of the new Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) will be announced. The ASAP Program recognizes those who have built upon Open Access scientific research for new innovations shaping our society.
The World Bank was named a SPARC Innovator for implementation of a new open access policy. It launched the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) in 2012 and opened its data to the public in 2010.
For more information about Open Access Week, see the OA @ UC Davis guide.
Table of Contents (selected)
Consuming Article-Level Metrics: Observations and Lessons
by Scott Chamberlain
Institutional Altmetrics and Academic Libraries
by Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt
Altmetrics in Evolution: Defining & Redefining the Ontology of Article-Level Metrics
by Jennifer Lin and Martin Fenner
ISQ is available in open access to the public. Both the full issue and individual articles can be downloaded in PDF. Visit the Contents page of each issue for the full list of available articles and links to their download pages.