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Monday, September 21, 2015


Altmetrics, Bibliometrics

Librarians and the measurement of scholarship

Rachel Borchardt and Robin Chin Roeber | September 15, 2015

[Blogger's note: The term "altmetrics" has been around for some years, but is often overlooked outside the library community. Altmetrics have caught the attention of many in the publishing world and reflect the change in how blogging, social media, and other forms of communication contribute to scholarship.]

In September 2010, Jason Priem, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, was interested in promoting the value of a set of metrics that could describe relationships between the social aspects of the web and the spread of scholarship online. He saw few terms available to describe this diverse group of analytics, so he coined the word “altmetrics.”

<more at; related links: (Altmetric. We make article level metrics easy. [About: Hi, we're Altmetric, a London-based start-up focused on making article level metrics easy. Our mission is to track and analyse the online activity around scholarly literature. We think that… Authors should be able to see the attention that their articles are receiving in real-time. Publishers, librarians and repository managers should be able to show authors and readers the conversations surrounding their content. Editors should be able to quickly identify commentary where a response is required. Researchers should be able to see which recent papers their peers think are interesting.] and (altmetrics: a manifesto)>

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