Show simple item record Sugimoto, Cassidy en 2014-12-16T18:45:45Z en 2014-12-16T18:45:45Z en 2014-11-12 en
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dc.description.abstract In this talk, Cassidy Sugimoto argues that altmetrics have failed to deliver on their promise. She discusses criticisms of altmetrics (including those dealing with validity and reliability issues), but argues that the largest failure of altmetrics has been the focus on a single genre—that is, the journal article—and setting altmetrics up as an alternative to citations. Sugimoto introduces the notion of outcomes-based evaluation and demonstrates that altmetrics cannot be equated with outcomes in this model. She urges the community to rethink ways in which we can build metrics that can capture larger societal impact. She discusses four axes of potential impact: production, dissemination, engagement, assessment. In each of these, she reviews various examples of current initiatives and challenges the audience to conceive of possible metrics to capture the desired outcome in each scenario. en
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dc.publisher Indiana University Digital Collections Services en
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dc.subject Altmetrics en
dc.title The Failure of Altmetrics en
dc.type Presentation en
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