Mike Taylor, Elsevier Labs; Jean Liu, Altmetric.com; Todd Carpenter, NISO

In these three presentations at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, experts from the altmetrics community shared ideas about emerging altmetrics projects and the significance of evaluation metrics for the scholarly research community....read more

Jun 19, 2014 - article

Connecting researchers with their research through community adoption of ORCID

Rapid adoption and integration worldwide  ....Read more

Jun 18, 2014 - article

Exploring common ground for alternative metrics

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is exploring a framework for alternative metrics (altmetrics). A US-based nonprofit with global members, NISO is a standards-setting body in the community of libraries, publishers and automation vendors.      How does NISO differentiate between a recommended practice and a standard?   ....Read more

Jul 02, 2014 - Video

WEBINAR: Approaches to acquiring and managing ebook collections

In this ebooks webinar Bill Maltarich and Alistair Morrison discuss the electronic and print procurement process, verification and due diligence, licensing concerns, integration with library systems, and local strategies. They'll also delve into what publishers can do to improve the acquisition process for libraries. ....Watch Now

Jun 08, 2014 - article

Librarians and Research Impact - Download and share the new infographic

More and more librarians are being called upon to help track and report on the outputs and impact of research. From a landscape of article and book citations, the vista has broadened to a range of research outputs, measures and applications.....Read more

May 27, 2014 - article

Going beyond bibliometric and altmetric counts to understand impact

Why do we need to talk about research impact?   Research impact and productivity are important considerations for promotion and tenure activities, but their influence and use within the academic community extend far beyond these specific applications. Researchers are increasingly called on to demonstrate the impact of their efforts in a variety of circumstances and settings:    Discover how research findings are being used....Read more

May 27, 2014 - article

Altmetrics tell a story, but can you read it?

Where does altmetric data come from?   Altmetric data are compiled from the usage, recommendations, shares and reuse of a common document, which is identified by its DOI, URL or other ID. So when people tweet about a paper, upload it into Mendeley or write a blog post about it and use the reference, they are generating altmetric data.     Different data have different characteristics  ....Read more

May 27, 2014 - article

Altmetrics: A librarian’s outlook on potential applications

Altmetrics are here   Librarians cannot ignore altmetrics. They are turning up in subscription products that we buy and open access sources and tools we recommend. Librarians need to assess the potential for altmetrics to properly support researchers, particularly the younger generation.   ....Read more