altmetrics for information professionals

Altmetrics For Information Professionals
Author: Kim Johan Holmberg
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Pages: 170
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The goal of any research assessment is to evaluate the value or quality of the research in comparison to other research. As quality is highly subjective and difficult to measure, citations are used as a proxy. Citations are an important part of scholarly communication and a significant component of research evaluation, with the assumption being that highly cited work has influenced the work of many other researchers and hence it is more valuable. Recently we have seen new online data sources being researched for this purpose and disruptive ideas with the power to change research assessment, and perhaps even science as a whole, have been born. Altmetrics is the new research area that investigates the potential of these new data source as indicators of the impact that research has made on the scientific community and beyond, and thus possibly also as indicators of the societal impact of research. This book will present some of these new data sources, findings from earlier altmetrics research, and the disruptive ideas that may radically change scholarly communication. Presents some of the key ideas and innovations in earlier research that have been driving the evolution from bibliometrics to webometrics, and with the advent of social media to altmetrics Discusses the shortcomings and pitfalls of bibliometrics in research evaluation and the potential of altmetrics to overcome some of these shortcomings Presents some of the most important data sources of altmetrics, the aggregators, and the different stakeholders Reviews current research about altmetrics and discusses possible future trends Presents a way to measure and aggregate altmetrics according to the level of impact or type of impact they represent

Altmetrics For Information Professionals  Past  Present And Future
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Altmetrics
Author: Andy Tattersall
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Pages: 224
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book gives an overview of altmetrics, its tools and how to implement them successfully to boost and measure research outputs. New methods of scholarly communication and dissemination of information are having a huge impact on how academics and researchers build profiles and share research. This groundbreaking and highly practical guide looks at the role that library and information professionals can play in facilitating these new ways of working and demonstrating impact and influence. Altmetrics focuses on research artefact level metrics that are not exclusive to traditional journal papers but also extend to book chapters, posters and data sets, among other items. This book explains the theory behind altmetrics, including how it came about, why it can help academics and where it sits amongst current measurements of impact. Editor Andy Tattersall draws on the expertise of leading altmetric innovators and practitioners, with chapters from Euan Adie, the founder of Altmetric.com; William Gunn, the Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley and Ben Showers, author of the bestselling Facet title Library Analytics and Metrics. Readership: Altmetrics will empower library and information professionals working in higher education, researchers, academics and higher education leaders and strategists to develop the skills and knowledge needed to introduce and support altmetrics within their own institutions.

Altmetrics For Research Outputs Measurement And Scholarly Information Management
Author: Mojisola Erdt
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Pages: 125
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurements and Scholarly Information Management, AROSIM 2018, held in Singapore, in January 2018. The 7 revised full papers presented together with two keynote papers and one introduction paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. The workshop will investigate how social media based metrics along with traditional and non-traditional metrics can advance the state-of-the-art in measuring research outputs.

Measuring And Implementing Altmetrics In Library And Information Science Research
Author: Baskaran, C.
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2020-01-17
Pages: 162
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with tracking the impact and reach that their research has on the academic community. Through the implementation of altmetrics, they can now better measure the value that their research has through the analysis of citing behavior and citation-based research evaluation. Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research is a critical research book that focuses on how altmetrics can help researchers to uncover evidence of societal engagement, influence, and broader impacts that demonstrate the value of their research. It builds a more complete picture of the visibility and profile of individual researchers and observes real-time social media updates that provide insight into how faculty’s research is being shared from the moment it is published. Featuring a range of topics such as citations, big data, and social media, this book is essential for researchers, educators, librarians, professionals, academicians, administrators, and students.

Research Methods In Library And Information Science  6th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Pages: 478
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An essential resource for LIS master's and doctoral students, new LIS faculty, and academic librarians, this book provides expert guidance and practical examples based on current research about quantitative and qualitative research methods and design. • Now in its sixth edition, the book provides new and updated content that is even more comprehensive than before and contains added sections featuring the voices of prominent LIS scholars, researchers, and editors • "Voices of the Experts" text boxes provide researchers' advice on specific methods and identify what was most important or most valuable about using a particular method and software for analysis—e.g., NVivo, SurveyMonkey, and log capture • Written by coauthors with extensive expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

Scientometrics
Author: Mari Jibu
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2018-07-18
Pages: 242
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Technological change is one of the greatest issues in the modern world. As the world faces societal challenges, e.g., climate challenges, aging problem, and energy security, technology will contribute to new or better solutions for those problems. New technologies take time to develop and mature; moreover, they tend to be born in the gaps of multiple technology fields; therefore, early detection of emerging technological concepts across multiple disciplines will be a very important issue. Our goal seeks to develop automated methods that aid in the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technological emergence using one of the major foresight exercises, scientometrics. There is now a huge flood of scientific and technical information, especially scientific publications and patent information. Using the information patterns of emergence for technological concepts has been discovered and theories of technical emergence have been also developed in several years. We have been developing visualization tools in which thousands of technical areas have been interacted with each other and evolved in time. Several indicators of technical emergence have been improved by universities, international organizations, and funding agencies. This book intends to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in scientometrics that focuses on the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technological emergence.

Altmetrics In Library And Information Science  Coverage Of Sources And Use Of Social Media By Authors
Author: Aida Pooladian
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Release Date: 2018
Pages: 136
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Altmetrics is a movement that aims to capture new and previously invisible types of impact of scholarly publications on social web platforms such as news sites, Wikipedia, blogs, microblogs, social bookmarking tools and online reference managers. This thesis aimtries to explore the suitability and reliability of two altmetrics resources: Mendeley, a social reference manager website, and Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, written collaboratively by the people who use it. At present, Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopedia. The main objectives of this thesis are to explore the use of reference management software and Wikipedia to estimate the readership of academic literature and to compare the evolution in the coverage of LIS literature by altmetric sources and by citation indexes. To reach these objectives, three different studies were designed. The general method to achive toobtain the initial data set was to search is that we used the Social Sciences Citation Index to retrieve articles and reviews published and indexed in the category "Information Science & Library Science". Each record was then searched in Mendeley to obtain the number of bookmarks of the paper and the academic status of the users. Additonally, we performed a fifteen-month longitudinal study of the evolution of bookmarks in Mendeley. Afterwards, we searched for each of these articles in Wikipedia, and retrieved all the entries in which they were cited. The Results results of these studies show that the correlation between bookmarks and citations was moderate and the overlap between the most frequently bookmarked and the most frequently cited papers increased over time. A significant share of the bookmarks were made by students and professionals, although the shares of bookmarks made by different categories of users changed as time went by. Reviews were bookmarked more frequently than articles, and papers in English had more bookmarks than papers in any other language. Also results reveal severe limitations in the use of Wikipedia citations for research evaluation. Lack of standardization and incompleteness of Wikipedia references make it difficult to retrieve them. The number of Wikipedia citations is very low, A significant number of references are cited in biographical entries about the authors of the articles, resulting in a phenomenon of accumulated advantage. Nearly one-third of the Wikipedia citations link to an open access source, although this result is probably an underestimate of open access availability, given the incompleteness of Wikipedia citations.

The No Nonsense Guide To Research Support And Scholarly Communication
Author: Claire Sewell
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Release Date: 2020-01-07
Pages: 208
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This accessible and highly practical book provides an introductory guide to the world of research support in the academic library. Academic libraries have seen huge changes in recent years thanks to the increasing availability of information online but they are now undergoing another shift. As libraries move away from providing access to existing information and towards helping users create new knowledge there is an opportunity for them to develop new services for the research community. To do this successfully libraries need to have a knowledgeable workforce who are equipped to provide the support that researchers need. Information professionals are increasingly being asked to advise their users on issues such as open access and research data management but are often doing so with little or no formal preparation. Outlining the reasons why library staff need to develop a knowledge of research support and guiding them through the key information on each topic, The No-nonsense Guide to Research Support and Scholarly Communication provides an ideal primer for those who seek to work in this area or those who have acquired these responsibilities as part of a wider role. The practical nature of the book means readers can dip into it or read it from cover to cover as needed. It includes practical checklists of knowledge and skills, international case studies by practitioners from around the globe, end of chapter references, how-to sections, activities and links to freely available online training materials. The book covers: - scholarly communication, open research and the research lifecycle - research data management - open access - disseminating research - metrics and measuring impact including the Journal Impact Factor, H-Index and Altmetrics - career paths in research support - why and how library staff at all levels can get involved in the process of doing research and sharing their outputs. The book will be essential reading for academic librarians who have had research support duties added to their role with little or no formal training or those who have taken on a newly created role and are unsure of how best to use their existing skills or develop new ones suitable for a role in research support. The book will also be of interest to public librarians who may be dealing with supporting their own research communities and those who are considering taking on a career in this growing area but are unsure where to turn for guidance including students studying for postgraduate library qualifications and those who have undertaken qualifications in publishing.

Scholarly Communication And The Publish Or Perish Pressures Of Academia
Author: Munigal, Achala
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Pages: 375
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The promotion and dissemination of knowledge is a crucial part of the academic community. This is accomplished through the publication of new research through both traditional and emerging venues. Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia is an authoritative reference source for the latest material on methods and available networks for the publication of contemporary academic research. Highlighting innovative writing styles, ethical considerations, and marketing avenues, this book is ideally designed for researchers, upper-level students, scholars, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the publication of academic research.

The Facet Performance Measurement And Metrics Collection
Author: Peter Hernon
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Release Date: 2016-08-31
Pages: 1640
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This Collection contains the following books:- Library Analytics and Metrics: Using data to drive decisions and services edited by Ben Showers- Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice edited by Denise Koufogiannakis and Alison Brettle- Assessing Service Quality: Satisfying the expectations of library customers, 3rd edition by Peter Hernon, Ellen Altman and Robert Dugan- Evaluating the Impact of Your Library, 2nd edition by David Streatfield and Sharon Markless - Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals by David Stuart- Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics edited by Andy Tattersall- Research, Evaluation and Audit: Key steps in demonstrating your value edited by Maria J Grant, Barbara Sen and Hannah Spring.

Cooperation And Collaboration Initiatives For Libraries And Related Institutions
Author: Chisita, Collence Takaingenhamo
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2019-09-20
Pages: 394
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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At a time when budgets are dwindling, libraries must overcome insularity through collaborative initiatives that allow them to support each other through resource sharing and networking. These collaborative networks can expand beyond libraries to include cooperative efforts with archives and museums in order to surpass challenges in the digital era. Cooperation and Collaboration Initiatives for Libraries and Related Institutions is a critical research publication that explores digital advancements in library collaborative technologies and the steps needed to implement them in order to achieve institutional goals. Featuring topics such as e-records, policymaking, and open educational resources, this book is essential for librarians, archival staff, museum staff, knowledge managers, policymakers, educators, and researchers.

The New Metrics
Author: Elaine M. Lasda
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date: 2019-08-19
Pages: 160
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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New methods in bibliometrics and alternative metrics provide us with information about research impact at both increasingly granular and global levels. Here, editor Elaine Lasda and a cast of expert contributors present a variety of case studies that demonstrate the practical utilization of these new scholarly metrics.

Data Management For Researchers
Author: Kristin Briney
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Pages: 204
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A comprehensive guide to everything scientists need to know about data management, this book is essential for researchers who need to learn how to organize, document and take care of their own data. Researchers in all disciplines are faced with the challenge of managing the growing amounts of digital data that are the foundation of their research. Kristin Briney offers practical advice and clearly explains policies and principles, in an accessible and in-depth text that will allow researchers to understand and achieve the goal of better research data management. Data Management for Researchers includes sections on: * The data problem – an introduction to the growing importance and challenges of using digital data in research. Covers both the inherent problems with managing digital information, as well as how the research landscape is changing to give more value to research datasets and code. * The data lifecycle – a framework for data’s place within the research process and how data’s role is changing. Greater emphasis on data sharing and data reuse will not only change the way we conduct research but also how we manage research data. * Planning for data management – covers the many aspects of data management and how to put them together in a data management plan. This section also includes sample data management plans. * Documenting your data – an often overlooked part of the data management process, but one that is critical to good management; data without documentation are frequently unusable. * Organizing your data – explains how to keep your data in order using organizational systems and file naming conventions. This section also covers using a database to organize and analyze content. * Improving data analysis – covers managing information through the analysis process. This section starts by comparing the management of raw and analyzed data and then describes ways to make analysis easier, such as spreadsheet best practices. It also examines practices for research code, including version control systems. * Managing secure and private data – many researchers are dealing with data that require extra security. This section outlines what data falls into this category and some of the policies that apply, before addressing the best practices for keeping data secure. * Short-term storage – deals with the practical matters of storage and backup and covers the many options available. This section also goes through the best practices to insure that data are not lost. * Preserving and archiving your data – digital data can have a long life if properly cared for. This section covers managing data in the long term including choosing good file formats and media, as well as determining who will manage the data after the end of the project. * Sharing/publishing your data – addresses how to make data sharing across research groups easier, as well as how and why to publicly share data. This section covers intellectual property and licenses for datasets, before ending with the altmetrics that measure the impact of publicly shared data. * Reusing data – as more data are shared, it becomes possible to use outside data in your research. This chapter discusses strategies for finding datasets and lays out how to cite data once you have found it. This book is designed for active scientific researchers but it is useful for anyone who wants to get more from their data: academics, educators, professionals or anyone who teaches data management, sharing and preservation. "An excellent practical treatise on the art and practice of data management, this book is essential to any researcher, regardless of subject or discipline." —Robert Buntrock, Chemical Information Bulletin

The Facet Academic Library Collection
Author: Moira Bent
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Pages: 2018
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This Collection contains the following books:- Practical Tips for Facilitating Research by Moira Bent- Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries edited by Starr Hoffman- Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics edited by Andy Tattersall- Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison by Ricahrd Moniz, Jo Henry and Joe Eshleman- Mastering Digital Librarianship: Strategy, network and discovery in academic libraries edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin- Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging practices in academic libraries edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin- Envisioning Future Academic Library Services: Initiatives, ideas and challenges edited by Sue McKnight - Delivering Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of good practice edited by Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones and Angus Whyte- Managing Research Data edited by Graham Pryor

Success Strategies From Women In STEM
Author: Peggy A. Pritchard
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Pages: 518
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Success Strategies from Women in Stem: A Portable Mentor, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and accessible manual containing career advice, mentoring support, and professional development strategies for female scientists in the STEM fields. This updated text contains new and essential chapters on leadership and negotiation, important coverage of career management, networking, social media, communication skills, and more. The work is accompanied by a companion website that contains annotated links, a list of print and electronic resources, self-directed learning objects, frequently asked questions, and more. With an increased focus on international relevance, this comprehensive text contains shared stories and vignettes that will help women pursuing or involved in STEM careers develop the necessary professional and personal skills to overcome obstacles to advancement. Preserves the style and tone of the first edition by bringing together mentors, trainees and early-career professionals in a series of conversations about important topics related to careers in STEM fields, such as leadership, time stress, negotiation, networking, social media and more Identifies strategies that can improve career success along with stories that elucidate, engage, and inspire Companion website provides authoritative information from successful women engaged in STEM careers, including annotated links to key organizations, associations, granting agencies, teaching support materials, and more

Using Digital Analytics For Smart Assessment
Author: Tabatha Farney
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2018-12-13
Pages: 168
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Tracking the library user's journey is no simple task in the digital world; users can often navigate through a series of different websites, including library websites, discovery tools, link resolvers, and more just to view a single journal article. Your library collects massive amounts of data related to this journey—probably more than you realize, and almost certainly more than you analyze. Too often library analytic programs simplify data into basic units of measurements that miss useful insights. Here, data expert Farney shows you how to maximize your efforts: you’ll learn how to improve your data collection, clean your data, and combine different data sources. Teaching you how to identify and analyze areas that fit your library’s priorities, this book covers case studies of library projects with digital analytics;ways to use email campaign data from MailChimp or ConstantContact;how to measure click-through rates from unavailable items in the catalog to the ILL module;getting data from search tools such as library catalogs, journal search portals, link resolvers, and digital repositories;using COUNTER compliant data from your electronic resources;techniques for using Google Tag Manager for custom metrics and dimensions;descriptions of analytics tools ranging from library analytics tools like Springshare’s LibInsights and Orangeboy’s Savannah to more focused web analytics tools like Google Analytics, Piwik, and Woopra; anddata visualization tools like Tableau or Google Data Studio. Focusing on digital analytics principles and concepts, this book walks you through the many tools available, including step-by-step examples for typical library needs.