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Broadening the Definition of Altmetrics - 5am conference - David Sommer

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In this presentation I discuss how researchers are using offline, private channels to communicate their research in addition to online, public channels. I explore the axes of communication, digital visibility and provide examples of how researchers use Kudos to share in closed, private channels and check the effectiveness of their dissemination. Altemtrics are just the tip of the iceberg maybe we have undervalued the data we are building up about offline and closed channel coms. The data set we are building with the 250,000 researchers using Kudos helps us provide guidance and recommendations to ensure researchers are disseminating effectively and not going unrewarded.

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Broadening the Definition of Altmetrics - 5am conference - David Sommer

  1. 1. Broadening the definition of altmetrics David Sommer Co-Founder and Product Director, Kudos 5:am conference - 27th September 2018 @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  2. 2. 22 Under the radar @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  3. 3. 33 Axes of communication @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com Persistent Ephemeral Private Public
  4. 4. 44 Axes of communication @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com Persistent Ephemeral Private Public
  5. 5. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Conferences / meetings Academic networking / profile sites (e.g. ResearchGate, Mendeley, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, ORCID) Conversations with colleagues Institutional websites / repositories Email Social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) Your own blog / website Subject-based websites / repositories (e.g. arXiv, SSRN) Posts on other blogs / websites Discussion lists Multimedia sharing sites (e.g. Slideshare, YouTube) Communication channels used In which of the following ways do you currently create awareness of or share materials relating to your work? (n = 2,826) @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  6. 6. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Conferences / meetings Academic networking / profile sites (e.g. ResearchGate, Mendeley, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, ORCID) Conversations with colleagues Institutional websites / repositories Email Social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) Your own blog / website Subject-based websites / repositories (e.g. arXiv, SSRN) Posts on other blogs / websites Discussion lists Multimedia sharing sites (e.g. Slideshare, YouTube) Digitally visible Offline / private Communication channels used In which of the following ways do you currently create awareness of or share materials relating to your work? (n = 2,826) @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  7. 7. 77 Kudos Share Labels - tracking multiple channels @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  8. 8. 88 Tracking offline communications - posters @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  9. 9. 99 Closed channel communications - Sharable-PDF @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  10. 10. 1010 Resources @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com
  11. 11. 1111 Kudos for Research Groups @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com Outputs Evaluation Collaboration Audiences Timelines Articles & Books Any research output or research object Articles & books metrics Output metrics & dissemination effectiveness Individuals Research groups, labs, departments One size fits all Tailored for different audience types Post-publication Grant planning, management & reporting
  12. 12. 1212 Upstream Research Project @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com The Upstream Project Exploring opportunities for publishers to add services and value for researchers upstream of the point of publication Expanding publishers’ footprint in the research lifecycle • What other kinds of object and output are researchers using to make their work public? • What effect will ‘Plan S’ and other funder initiatives have on (a) the formats in which researchers ’publish’? (b) the mechanisms by which they are evaluated? • How will these affect publishers? Where is there potential for publishers’ skills and expertise to continue to be of value? • What kinds of services and systems are researchers becoming accustomed to paying for and who are they buying them from?
  13. 13. 1313 Upstream Research Project @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com The Upstream Project • Cross-publisher research project during Q4 2018 • Up to 15 supporting partners • International researcher survey • Teleinterviews / focus groups • Customized reports in addition to aggregate strategic analysis • Consultancy to support you in considering how to apply the findings to your organization’s strategy
  14. 14. 1414 Axes of communication @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com Persistent Ephemeral Private Public
  15. 15. 1515 Broadening the definition of Altmetrics @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com • Altmetrics are only as good as the data on which they are based • Online, open channels are just the tip of the iceberg • Have we undervalued offline and closed channels? How do we broaden the datasets that shape Altmetrics to include these below-the-waterline channels? • Providing the complete picture is critical to help researchers take effective actions to disseminate their work and to ensure their efforts don’t go unrewarded
  16. 16. Broadening the definition of altmetrics David Sommer Co-Founder and Product Director, Kudos 5:am conference - 27th September 2018 @DavidLSommer @growkudos www.growkudos.com

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