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WEBINAR | Research impact metrics for librarians: calculation & context


Apr 20, 2016

Research impact metrics for librarians: calculation & context

As a librarian, you need data to help you build collections, enhance researcher profiles, and showcase departmental and institutional achievements. Research impact metrics can help, but you may not have had the time to review many of the available metrics and consider their application.


In this webinar, librarian Jenny Delasalle will walk you through some key article and author metrics and put them in a librarian’s context. She will examine how the metrics are calculated and where you can find them. For example, she’ll review the h-index formula, show where it can be found, and discuss how it varies by career stage and among disciplines. This seminar approach will provide an excellent overview of several metrics you can use to jumpstart or enhance different initiatives.


Elsevier metrics expert Andrew Plume will also be on hand to discuss journal metrics. Andrew has published on the topic of citation-based metrics and associated trends in the journals Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics and Nature and is a frequent speaker at editors' conferences.

Research impact metrics for librarians: calculation & context
Thursday, May 19, 2016
11:00-12:00 p.m. North American EDT (16:00-17:00 BST, 17:00-18:00 CEST)


Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) Snowball Metric sympol
h-index Snowball Metric sympol
Source Normalized Impact per Publication (SNIP)  
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)>  
Scholarly activity (e.g., Mendeley readership count and benchmark) Snowball Metric sympol
Scholarly commentary (e.g., blog posts, Wikipedia) Snowball Metric sympol
Social activity online (e.g., Twitter, Facebook)  Snowball Metric sympol
Snowball Metric sympol   Snowball: standardized research metrics — by the sector, for the sector.  
Jenny DelasalleJenny Delasalle, Freelance Consultant / Librarian
Jenny Delasalle is a freelance consultant and an experienced librarian whose interests include bibliometrics and altmetrics, the changing landscape of scholarly communication, and how researchers can and do share and promote their research while also protecting their professional image. Jenny has worked in a number of academic library roles at various UK higher education institutions, including at the University of Warwick, managing the library's support of researchers. She currently teaches part time at the University of Humboldt. More...
Andrew Plume
Andrew Plume, Director of Market Intelligence, Elsevier
Looking at a broad spectrum of data, Andrew studies information flows in the scholarly literature by analyzing patterns of publications and citations. His particular interest lies in the use (and abuse) of the Impact Factor and the emergence of alternative metrics for journal evaluation. He obtained his PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Queensland in Australia, and conducted post-doctoral research at Imperial College London. More …
Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the presenters questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.
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Join us for this opportunity to learn more about how to calculate research impact metrics and examine their use from a librarian’s perspective. Register today for the webinar.