Library and Information Science
Libraries assist researchers in demonstrating the value of their scholarly output through citation metrics and other measures. As the forms of scholarly communication change, so do the metrics used for assessing them. This talk will provide a general overview of the ways in which altmetrics complement traditional citation metrics and will explore how libraries can benefit from engaging with a broader set of metrics to reach a wide range of users. The talk will cover the roles librarians can play in helping researchers and institutions understand the benefits and limitations of these metrics and will discuss why STEM librarians are posed to lead these efforts.
Rauh, Anne E., “Altmetrics: STEM Librarians Leading the Way.” presented at the Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting, Hamilton, NY, October 28, 2016.
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