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AAUP 2014: Altmetrics and Social Media (D. Sherer)

  2. 2. REPOSITORY-BASED ALTMETRICS Download Statistics Views Hits Google Analytics Altmetric badges WHAT’S THERE?
  3. 3. REPOSITORY-BASED ALTMETRICS Authors • Automated Monthly Reports • Repository Author Dashboard • Embedded Altmetric Badges • Author-Centric Altmetric Dashboards Administrators • Automated Monthly Reports • On-Demand Reports • Google Analytics Reports • Embedded Altmetric Badges • Publisher-Centric Altmetric Dashboards WHERE DO YOU GET IT?
  4. 4. BENEFITS TO THE AUTHOR Greater visibility of their publications Uncover impact of recently published work Interaction with a greater audience Implications for promotion/tenure
  5. 5. BENEFITS TO THE PUBLISHER/STAKEHOLDERS Greater visibility/discoverability Avenues for future publishing opportunities Highlights usage of out-of-print/back catalog (argument for digitization) Measurable data for assessment of services/impact of existence/ROI
  6. 6. OBSTACLES & CHALLENGES • Identifier-Driven DOIs, ISBNs, ORCID • What are we measuring? Define “Download” • Gaming (Externally and Internally) • Validation from the Academy
  8. 8. WHAT CAN I DO? IMPLEMENTING ALTMETRIC PROGRAMS Encourage authors to create ORCID and ImpactStory accounts Consider embedding altmetric systems Collaborate with Campus Partners, especially the Libraries
  9. 9. QUESTIONS & COMMENTS Thank You David Scherer @davidascherer

Editor's Notes

  • As Mike has defined altmetrics can fall into several different categories including usage.

    For this fact it’s important to note that repository usage data could be also viewed as forms of altmetrics.

    The data collected by repositories can also fall into those altmetric categories of usage, access, and social media; but also from the integrated usage of altmetric platforms.

    For our conversation I will be describing the integration of’s altmetric donut that is attached to certain series via the implementation of the donut badge.

    (explain data on Purdue e-Pubs post card)
  • For IRs its especially important to have the ability to determine download statistics as consistently as possible through recognized protocols, such as the COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) Protocol.
    Certain repository systems have their own built in reporting capabilities, while others have the ability to support locally created mechanisms. For example Digital Commons from Bepress provides authors a dashboard view of their content which includes a listing of search queries, a chronological graph of downloads as well as a summary of total downloads for each item deposited to the repository the author was listed as an author.

    Digital Commons also sends authors a monthly download report of their content across the federated repository platform system that are provided directly to authors and collection administrators.

    These same reports can also be generated on an on-demand need and can be supplied to collection administrators, department and center heads, and others interested in both the individual and collection-wide statistics.

    As a part of the repository service model administrators can also work with repository librarians to gather more comprehensive reports on their collections via Google Analytic reports and altmetric data from altmetric dashboards

  • There are several benefits to the authors for campus based altmetrics including, but not limited to,

    Greater visibility of their publications

    Uncovering impact of recently published work that would not be otherwise known from traditional citation indexes

    Broader interactions with a greater audience

    As well as the implications for using the data in Promotion/Tenure documents.
  • The benefits are not solely for the author. There are several benefits to the publisher and stakeholders.

    This includes greater visibility that may not have been otherwise available or provided in such a seamless manner or in such a what that would ensure the greatest level of discoverability.

    By considering the repository and the returns, one may see from utilizing the repository that it could be an avenue for future publishing opportunities. These new opportunities also don’t have to be for potential publishing projects. It could also be potential for previously published content like print backlogs that could be added through digitization.

    This ultimately gets to the impact that repositories provide to campus partners and University Presses that deposit or publish through their IRs.

    You already have the sales figures, but in an age where open access is becoming overwhelmingly common the success and impact of content and services can be further determined through usage data.

    In an age of crises, shrinking budgets, and program consolidations its important that one can use as many means possible to highlight the importance of their service and validation of their ongoing existence.
  • Although there are several benefits there are also several obstacles (but I see them more as challenges that can be overcame by collaborations built by campus and industry partners).

  • IPJBL – Ongoing and increased support from the Teaching Academy

    JTRP – Over 750,000 downloads, soon to reach 1 million from just one research center

    AQRR – picked up by national news and citizen scholars

    KU – Over 400 downloads from 21 different countries