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  • Journal impact factor, citation scores are slowAnd if that graph scares you…
  • One weekend at the scio11 … massive amounts of new information?How is a scientist to keep up?
  • An observation
  • We organize ourpdfs using bibliography software
  • Databases are a central mechanism for scientific communication, dataverse, biology data, ADS..
  • You might hear about through emails…. Notice the URLS
  • We all go to conferences
  • slides
  • Steve koch - kochlab
  • You might get a link through twitter…
  • Really a focus of lots of innovation in the science space
  • Altmetric.com – plugin to science direct thus working with existing customers
  • This is cool – but do you see the problem?
  • Altmetrics Overview

    1. 1. AN OVERVIEW OF USING SOCIAL MEDIATO MEASURE AND FILTER SCIENCEPaul Groth@pgrothhttp://www.few.vu.nl/~pgrothThanks to:Jason Priem, Dario Taraborelli,Mike Thelwall, Peter van den Besselaar,the altmetrics community
    2. 2. OVERVIEW• Contextualizing Altmetrics• Defining Altmetrics• An example study• Current status• Going forward
    3. 3. What should I read?
    4. 4. What’s important?
    5. 5. How am I doing?
    6. 6. A KEY INGREDIENT•What should I read?•What’s important?•How am I doing? Measuring Impact
    7. 7. CURRENT METHODSScience Studies Methods•Interviews•Surveys•Observations•Bibliometrics•Webometrics
    8. 8. Filter Failure from jasonpriem
    9. 9. AND WHAT ABOUT THIS? Faculty of Sciences
    10. 10. Scientists do more than write papers….
    11. 11. These leave traces on the web
    12. 12. WE CAN MEASUREDownloadsWhere readers readData citationSocial network diffusionSlide reusePeer review contributionsYoutube views…
    13. 13. ALTMETRICSaltmetricsis the creation and study of new metrics based onthe Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship.Summarized in:J. Priem, D. Taraborelli, P. Groth, C. Neylon (2010), Alt-metrics: A manifesto, (v.1.0), 26 October 2010.http://altmetrics.org/manifesto Faculty of Sciences
    14. 14. EXAMPLE: Studying Scientific Discourse on the Web using Bibliometrics: A Chemistry Blogging Case Study. Groth and Gurney, WebScience 2010 Faculty of Sciences
    15. 15. Number of Posts ...more immediate Difference in Age Between Post & Publication (Years)
    16. 16. origins of life/chemistry future of chemical fields water research atmospheric chemistry
    17. 17. CURRENT STATUS: ACADEMICVery good work on usage metricsWorkshop at Web Science 2011http://altmetrics.org/workshop2011/PloS ONE Collectionhttp://altmetrics.org/plosone/Paper collection:http://www.mendeley.com/groups/586171/altmetrics/ Faculty of Sciences
    18. 18. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLS –PLOS&MENDELEY BINARY BATTLE Faculty of Sciences
    19. 19. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLS Faculty of Sciences
    20. 20. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLS http://total-impact.org Faculty of Sciences
    21. 21. QUESTIONS• How do we know whether this measures true academicimpact?• What sorts of new filters are necessary?• What kind of impact are we measuring?• At what level of aggregation (if any) are these metricsuseful for?• Can we gain analysis by going for scale?• Can science maps help us overcome variance in ourdatasets?• How do we determine what population we are talkingabout?•…. Faculty of Sciences
    22. 22. CONCLUSION: WE ARE JUST STARTINGReminder:“It took approximately a generation (20 years) forbibliographic citation analysis to achieve acceptability as ameasure of academic impact." (Vaughan and Shaw, 2003). Faculty of Sciences

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