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Robust ‘Altmetrics’ as a Framework for Measuring Item Usage and Researcher Impact in Institutional Repositories

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dc.contributor.author Konkiel, Stacy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-16T19:49:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-16T19:49:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.citation Konkiel, S. (2012). "Robust 'Altmetrics' as a Framework for Measuring Item Usage and Researcher Impact in Institutional Repositories." Poster presentation at 2012 LITA National Forum. Columbus, OH, USA. 5-7 October 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://connect.ala.org/node/190208 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/15160
dc.description.abstract Select academic journal publishers and subject repositories have implemented tools that allow authors to see their “impact” at an article level. These usage indicators, called “altmetrics,” measure article citations, download counts, pageviews, bookmarks on academic social reference manager sites, and mentions on Facebook and Twitter. Some altmetrics have been shown to predict the likelihood of papers receiving more traditional measures of impact such as citations (Eysenbach, 2011), and a growing number of scholars are calling for altmetrics’ recognition as a supplementary measure of an article’s influence (Neylon & Wu, 2009; Priem et al, 2010; Taraborielli, 2008). Should institutional repositories offer altmetrics for the research they hold? If so, which metrics? Which tools are best suited to aid in implementation? What barriers to participation exist for repository managers? Using examples from the research literature, academic publishers, and subject and institutional repositories, we explore these questions." en_US
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) license. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ en_US
dc.subject altmetrics en_US
dc.subject scholarly communication en_US
dc.subject institutional repositories en_US
dc.title Robust ‘Altmetrics’ as a Framework for Measuring Item Usage and Researcher Impact in Institutional Repositories en_US
dc.type Other en_US
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