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Altmetrics & Scholarly Publishing: the LIbrary Lay of the Land


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Academic librarian's experience with utilizing various metrics as a barometer for deciding what to order and what to cancel in library collections.

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Altmetrics & Scholarly Publishing: the LIbrary Lay of the Land

  1. 1. Altmetrics & Scholarly Publishing: The Library Lay of the Land Elaine Lasda, MLS, CAS Associate Librarian, University at Albany Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting June 1, 2017
  2. 2. The Bleeding Edge
  3. 3. My Institution
  4. 4. Maximizing Research Impact
  5. 5. Usage Metrics
  6. 6. The Death of the Big Deal?
  7. 7. The Open Access Factor
  8. 8. Library Collection Development
  9. 9. The role of metrics in general
  10. 10. The role of Altmetrics
  11. 11. References •Bornmann, L., & Haunschild, R. (2016). To what extent does the Leiden manifesto also apply to altmetrics? A discussion of the manifesto against the background of research into altmetrics. Online Information Review, 40(4):529-543. •Busby, L. (2016). Intimdated by a number. The Serials Librarian, 71:1, 9-13. •Dhiman, A.K., (2015). Bibliometrics to altmetrics: Changing trends in assessing research impact. DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, 35(4); 310-315. •Galligan, F. & Dyas-Correia, S. (2013). Altmetrics: rethinking the way we measure. Serials Review, 39:56-61. •Michalek, Andrea, et al. (2014). Analyze this: Altmetrics and your collection. Statistics and collection development. Against the grain, 4/2014: 80-81. •Mock, Emily. (2017) “Problems with Collection Usage Statitstics.” University at Albany Libraries internal memorandum, May 25, 2017. •Rathmel,A., & Currie, L. (2015). “Big Deals” and squeaky wheels: Taking stock of your stats. The Serials Librarian, 68:26-37. •Roemer, R.C, & Borchadt, R. (2015). Issues, controversies and opportunities for altmetrics. Library Technology Reports, 20-30. •Sumlewtiz, G., et al. (2013). ROI or bust: A glimpse into how librarians, publishers, and agents create value for survival. The Serials Librarian, 64:216-223. •Vaughan, L., et al, (2017). Investigating disciplinary differences in the relationships between citations and downloads. Scientometrics, 111:1533-1545.
  12. 12. Image credits (in order of appearance): • Francebluebird Photography, 2017. LOUGH FOOEY. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) • Thompson, Devlin, 2008. Mystery Edge box. (CC BY-NC- ND 2.0) • Ferencak, Daniel, 2012. BROKY. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) • PAPELMURAL.COM, 2013. Fotomural163. (CC BY 2.0) • Frahm, Britta, 2007. Good-Bad-Ugly. (CC BY 2.0) • David, 2007. Deal? (CC BY-ND 2.0) • 2016. Open Access Logo resolution-1 • Clede, Jonathan, 2006. Scholarly Journal. (CC BY 2.0) • Dalziel, Karin, 2007. 100 feet of tape measure. (CC BY-NC 2.0)
  13. 13. Elaine M. Lasda, MLS, CAS University at Albany Libraries Email: Twitter: @ElaineLibrarian SlideShare: