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NISO webinar on altmetrics

logoNovember 13, 2013
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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About the Webinar

As scholars increase their usage of Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters. These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation of these metrics under the banner of “altmetrics.” Specifically, altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing and informing scholarship.


Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Euan Adie – Founder, Altmetric.com

Beyond Traditional Impact: What Can Altmetrics Do for You?

Altmetric was founded by Euan Adie in 2011 and grew out of the burgeoning altmetrics movement. Euan had previously worked on Postgenomic.com, an open source scientific blog aggregator founded in 2006.

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Stefanie Haustein Research Analyst at Science-Metrix

Exploring and adjusting for disciplinary differences in the use of social media in scholarly communication

What are institutions and researchers looking for in metrics, and how are newer metrics useful to them? What are ways that these numbers can be presented to be most helpful for what the institutions want to do? How / why is an API useful to an institution? Haustein will explore the need for systematic analysis of discipline-specific difference of social media uptake and usage behavior and its effect on altmetrics counts including the possible need for normalization fit into precisely what researchers are looking for.

Stefanie Haustein is a research analyst at Science-Metrix in Montreal, Canada. She is also pursuing her Post Doctoral studies at the Universite de Montreal. She is a visiting lecturer at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Mike Taylor  Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs

Examining the Related areas of Altmetrics, Contributorship and the Culture of Reference

For his first twelve years at Elsevier, Taylor worked in book publishing. For the last four years, he has worked in the research and development group, Elsevier Labs, where he has tackled such diverse areas as question and answering technology, hypothesis classification and extraction, co-authorship networks and research identity. As part of the last subject, he has been engaged with the cross-industry Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) project since its inception in various technical capacities.


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This information taken from the NISO website at www.niso.org.

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