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Altmetrics: How you can explore beyond the numbers to find useful insights
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Altmetrics: How you can explore beyond the numbers to find useful insights

 Export to Your Calendar 13/11/2018
When: 13:00
Where: Online webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Juanita Foster-Jones
020 7255 0500


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Altmetrics: How you can explore beyond the numbers to find useful insights

Metrics can be quite a divisive term within the library and information community especially as they are often the gold standard that measures much of what we aim to evaluate within the institution. Impact factors measure journal quality, h-indexes measure a researcher’s outputs, both of which come under intense scrutiny. Altmetrics is on the surface yet another set of numbers, but behind those numbers lurks a whole new set of insights the library and information community could benefit from. Altmetrics allows us to see more than just citations and impact scores but potentially meaningful scholarly communications that transcend journal papers and standard interactions within academia. Instead we can see how other outputs such as data sets and presentations are being shared and whether research is being mentioned in policy. Librarians and information professionals working to support academics and fellow professionals can learn more about Altmetric tools and how their own institutions can learn from these fresh insights and how research is being received and whether it can lead to impact.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of how Altmetrics work
  • Tour of the leading Altmetric tools
  • How you can use Altmetrics within your organisation


Biography

Andy TattersallAndy Tattersall is an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and writes, teaches and gives talks about digital academia, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, apps, altmetrics and social media. In particular, their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. Andy received a Senate Award from The University of Sheffield’ for his pioneering work on MOOCs in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andy was named in Jisc’s Top 10 Social Media Superstars for 2017. He is also Chair of CILIPs Multimedia and Information Technology Special Interest Group. Andy edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet Publishing which is aimed at researchers and librarians.
You can follow Andy on Twitter @Andy_Tattersall

 

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