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 Increase visibility and understanding of primary research
and value to institution
 Demonstrate how primary research in...
 Understand research online visibility & value
 Demonstrate how primary research increases perception of
institution rep...
Funders looking for proof of “broader impacts”
[often defined as “an effect, change, or benefit to the economy,
society, c...
Journal impact factor is a citation ratio:
number of cites in the current year to any items published in the journal in th...
Justify
Quantify
Identify
Demonstrate
Discover
Measure
 Altmetric (based in UK): supported by Digital Science division of MacMillan
Science & Education
 Their mission: “track ...
The Altmetric donut visualizes sources of item discussions.
DOI:
 Unique ID
 assigned through registration
agency
 Identifies content
 Provides persistent link to Internet
locati...
Quality of the paper
Quality of the researchers
Whole story
It’s only one piece of the conversation.
 Identify social media attention not citing research article with
a DOI or similar identifier
 Capture information easil...
Sea Stars 2014
Plesiosaur 2011
New Species of Flies 2015
 Altmetrics will never present the full picture or provide the entire
answer – they are additional information to supplem...
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Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15
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Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15

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Vancouver metrics&libraries rph 9 28-15

  1. 1.  Increase visibility and understanding of primary research and value to institution  Demonstrate how primary research increases perception of institution’s value to trustees, donors and general public  Have measurements to back up statements and reasoning
  2. 2.  Understand research online visibility & value  Demonstrate how primary research increases perception of institution reputation & value to community  Have measurements to back up statements & reasoning
  3. 3. Funders looking for proof of “broader impacts” [often defined as “an effect, change, or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policies, health, the environment, etc.” ] Grant agencies and private donors want recipients to broaden dissemination to everyone
  4. 4. Journal impact factor is a citation ratio: number of cites in the current year to any items published in the journal in the previous 2 years and the number of substantive articles (source items) published in the same 2 years.
  5. 5. Justify Quantify Identify Demonstrate Discover Measure
  6. 6.  Altmetric (based in UK): supported by Digital Science division of MacMillan Science & Education  Their mission: “track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature”  Measure the impact of research papers, books and datasets  Track social media sites, newspapers, government policy documents and other sources for mentions of scholarly articles.  View, Analyze and Report on metrics with Altmetric Explorer www.altmetricexplorer.com
  7. 7. The Altmetric donut visualizes sources of item discussions.
  8. 8. DOI:  Unique ID  assigned through registration agency  Identifies content  Provides persistent link to Internet location  Publisher assigns DOI when article published electronically
  9. 9. Quality of the paper Quality of the researchers Whole story It’s only one piece of the conversation.
  10. 10.  Identify social media attention not citing research article with a DOI or similar identifier  Capture information easily from articles published without DOI
  11. 11. Sea Stars 2014 Plesiosaur 2011 New Species of Flies 2015
  12. 12.  Altmetrics will never present the full picture or provide the entire answer – they are additional information to supplement your decision- making process  Which altmetrics you use/are valuable varies depending on the objective of each research project  Numbers provide a hint about where to look, the qualitative information is where the value lies
  13. 13. Richard P. Hulser 22

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