Altmetrics presentation mla'14 english version


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This set of powerpoint slides summarizes our pilot study examining two altmetric gathering products PlumX (Plum Analytics) with additional information on (MacMillan). We had Plum Analytics create profiles for several University of Colorado faculty. The faculty provided us with feedback on their social media visibility, or lack of it. The original English presentation is translated into three languages: Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

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Altmetrics presentation mla'14 english version

  1. 1. What’s the difference between altmetrics and other measures of research influence? Exploring alternative metrics, impact factors, and more. Lillian Hoffecker, PhD, MLS Dana Abbey, MLS MLA 2014: Building Our Information Future
  2. 2. Objective • To demonstrate ways librarians can assist clinicians and researchers discover their scholarly value by understanding different research metrics
  3. 3. What’s Being Measured? • Citation metrics – How often an individual article was cited • Altmetrics – “Crowdsourcing” the social web for analyzing reach and visibility of research
  4. 4. Changing Landscape of Research Metrics • Citation Metrics – Impact factor – Eigenfactor • Other Metrics – PlumX –
  5. 5. Our Study • Product selection – PlumX • Participant selection – 3 nursing faculty – 2 practicing physician/researchers – 1 biomedical researcher
  6. 6. PlumX
  7. 7. Altmetric Explorer
  8. 8. Comparison PlumX Data Gathered Mendeley, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news media In addition: WorldCat book holdings, usage, citation data Measurement Specific work Individual Author Visual Representation “Donut” Chart/”Sunburst” Time Coverage Late 2010 to present Non social media can go back many years Data Manipulation Author has control of data. The bookmarklet allows author to pull information. Author does not have control of data. Problems with author disambiguation. Subjects Science especially health sciences Science, social sciences and humanities
  9. 9. Q1: Which metric do you value the most? Citations and usage - for academic purposes the most important thing would really be citations (for academia) and usage (for real-world how important is this in potentially changing practice). Questions asked of study participants:
  10. 10. Q2: What would you use these metrics for? Funding opportunities, showing that our work is making a difference in changing practice patterns, promotion and tenure, and potentially for collaborators (who cited my work, who might be interested in working with me).
  11. 11. Q3: Would you contact someone discussing your research? I would (have) contacted someone who discusses my work via social media - and I asked them to join me in LinkedIn.
  12. 12. Q4: Do you have concerns about this information? Anything relating to our work that is already out in public can get distributed however anyone wants…If it is important that something be kept secret, we just keep it a secret prior to publication.
  13. 13. Role of the Librarian • Promote open access and in particular an OA fund at your institution • Communicate with researchers on ways to raise profile • Contribute to social media (department liaisons) • Develop a knowledge base for tools to get people started • Encourage use of unique author identifiers like ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
  14. 14. Raising Researcher Profiles • Translate presentations • Make available in open access venues • Self-promote through social media and professional networking • Utilize curating, bookmarking, and sharing tools to promote content • Get in touch with those who download your work • Create a “plain language” version of your technical work
  15. 15. Translated Presentations
  16. 16. Acknowledgments • Faculty Participants • Translators • Plum Analytics • Altmetric LLP
  17. 17. Thank You!