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Altmetrics Workshop A- Face to Face - Innocent Awasom and Brian Quinn

Face to face workshop will take place in the library lab 150. In order to maximize the occupancy of the lab we ask those that can to bring a device or laptop to the event.

Altmetrics: Alternative Measures of Scholarly Impact

With the widespread adoption of information technology, the behavior of scholars has changed in recent years. Traditional measures of scholarly impact have come under increasing criticism for being inadequate. How can we measure the influence of scholarly work in the newly emerging online environment? This workshop focuses on the rise of altmetrics, alternative measures of scholarly influence. Alternative resources for measuring research impact will be introduced and discussed and their advantages and disadvantages will be noted. Attendees will learn how to monitor personal and institutional research impact in new ways, track research significance and influence in a more timely and comprehensive manner, and achieve a better understanding of how the scholarly landscape may change in the years ahead.

Bullet Points:

  • Measure the impact of your research in new ways

  • Quantify the significance of your work in online environments

  • Document the societal impact of your research for promotion and tenure

  • Provide the most complete picture of your influence beyond impact factor

  Learning Outcomes:

  1. Will know why traditional metrics are increasingly considered inadequate

  2. Will know what altmetrics is and what and how it measures scholarly importance

  3. Will know the most important altmetrics resources and how they work and what they can tell you



Presenters: Innocent Awasom, Brian Quinn

Related LibGuide: Altmetrics by Brian Quinn

Friday, October 5, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lab 150
University Library
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Denise Caspell

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