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  • 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. OVERVIEW Contextualizing Altmetrics Defining Altmetrics An example study Current status Going forward 3. What should I read? 4. Whats important? 5. How am I doing? 6. A KEY INGREDIENTWhat should I read?Whats important?How am I doing? Measuring Impact 7. CURRENT METHODSScience Studies MethodsInterviewsSurveysObservationsBibliometricsWebometrics 8. Filter Failure from jasonpriem 9. AND WHAT ABOUT THIS? Faculty of Sciences 10. Scientists do more than writepapers. 11. These leave traces on theweb 12. WE CAN MEASUREDownloadsWhere readers readData citationSocial network diffusionSlide reusePeer review contributionsYoutube views 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. EXAMPLE: Studying Scientific Discourse on the Web using Bibliometrics: A Chemistry Blogging Case Study. Groth and Gurney, WebScience 2010Faculty of Sciences 15. Number of Posts ...more immediateDifference in Age Between Post &Publication (Years) 16. origins of life/chemistryfuture ofchemical fieldswater researchatmospheric chemistry 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. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLS PLOS&MENDELEY BINARY BATTLEFaculty of Sciences 19. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLSFaculty of Sciences 20. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLShttp://total-impact.org Faculty of Sciences 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. 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