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  • 1. Altmetrics: the movement, the tools, and the implications Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS Andrea Horne Denton, MILS Claude Moore Health Sciences Library University of Virginia Health System April 16, 2014 Creative Commons license: CC BY-NC-SA

2. Defining altmetrics J. Priem (@jasonpriem), I like the term #articlelevelmetrics, but it fails to imply *diversity* of measures. Lately, I'm liking #altmetrics., 4:28 AM - 29 Sep 10, Tweet the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship. 3. Awareness, not promotion! 4. Why should you care? Br J Sports Med doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092417 5. Before altmetrics Traditional products and measures of academic success Publications Conference presentations/posters Committee work Number of times your work was cited Impact Factor and journal rank H-index 6. From metrics to altmetrics Measures Traditional Research Products Traditional - Article - Chapter - Books Times Cited Impact Factor + Rank H-index 7. From metrics to altmetrics Measures Traditional New Research Products Traditional - Article - Chapter - Books Times Cited Impact Factor + Rank H-index Page Views Downloads 8. From metrics to altmetrics Measures Traditional New Research Products Traditional - Article - Chapter - Books Times Cited Impact Factor + Rank H-index Page Views New - Datasets - Blog post - Others None Downloads 9. What other additional scholarly contributions can you think of? Blogs Invited Interviews Twitter Facebook Reddit 10. To recap: why the shift? Academic work online Articles - measured by page views, downloads, etc? Academic work disseminated online, e.g. Figshare, SlideShare, etc. Academic engagement on social platforms i.e., serious discussion taking place on Twitter & Facebook In a nutshell, academics are engaging in non-traditional arenas and rightfully want credit for that engagement. 11. Other forces? Additional scholarly contributions: Data sets Patents Software Copyrights NSF Publications broadened to Products of Research As of Jan 2013 citable and accessible including but not limited to publications, data sets, software, patents, and copyrights." 12. How does altmeasuring work? Altmetrics are measured, just as are more traditional metrics, such as published articles New products require new measurements 13. Examples of new measurements Downloads and page views Track-backs Tweets and retweets Links from review services (e.g. Facultyof1000) Sharing, social bookmarking 14. Tools 15. Old-ish tools Google Analytics Spring Metrics (websites) 16. Emerging Tools ImpactStory PlumX 17. ImpactStory Your impact profile on the web: we reveal the diverse impacts of your articles, datasets, software, and more Jason Priem and Heather Piwowar Free 18. Sample ImpactStory Profile 19. Profile Details 20. Profile Details 21. London-based start-up Funding from Digital Science (LabGuru, FigShare) 22. Altmetrics widget (donut) Used by publishers/journals Nature Publishing, Cell Press Royal Society of Chemistry as of Sept 2013 BMJ specialty journals as of Oct 2013 Springer Etc Etc 23. Altmetric Explorer Subscription product monitor, search and measure conversations about your publications and those of your competitors 45 a month 24. Nature Neuroscience 25. Nature Neuroscience 26. Nature Neuroscience 27. RSC and Altmetric 28. RSC and Altmetric 29. Altmetric Bookmarklet Free Reading a paper and want to find out its Altmetric details? Install the bookmarklet in your browser When viewing the paper, Altmetric it 30. Altmetric Bookmarklet 31. Altmetric Bookmarklet 32. Plum Analytics PlumX analysis tool Bought by EBSCO, a provider of library subscription databases and journals 33. Plum Analytics Plum Metrics Usage (downloads, views, ILL) Captures (favorites, bookmarks) Mentions (blog posts, news, Wikipedia) Social media (tweets, likes) Citations (PubMed, Scopus, patents) 34. PlumX: the basics Analysis tool aimed at helping institutions understand influence of researchers work through altmetrics Compiles institutional repository data with other data sources Works with customers to add initial data in bulk- individuals then claim info (can use ORCID ID) Pitt PlumX dashboard Michael Pinsky, MD 35. PlumX 36. Metrics Preview in Search Results 37. PlumX Author Profiles 38. Artifact View 39. However 40. The Debate Impact vs. attention David C.s Improbable Science Why you should ignore altmetrics and other bibliometric nightmares Popular topics get higher counts, quickly, but then fade? How does this reflect quality? 41. The Debate Does social media help promote good science? Or not? (e.g. anti-vaccine) 42. Positives & Negatives Positives Speed of feedback More complete picture of scholarly activities Negatives Not commonly recognized by scholars/administrators Can be gamed 43. Altmetrics: worth pursuing? 44. If youre interested Some next steps: Investigate use of measurement tools Set up social media profiles and lurk Experiment with low-commitment activities 45. See our LibGuide for further resources