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Altmetrics: Tracking Scholarly Activity and Attention

Measuring scholarly impact has traditionally been tied to the calculation of a scholarly article’s number of citations and the Impact Factor of its journal. Today, however, scholarly contributions take many forms: computer code, data sets, blog postings, tweets, practice guidelines and beyond. As the products of research evolve, so will the way in which credit is measured. This class will provide an overview of “altmetrics”, the movement to assess influence of both traditional and non-traditional scholarly contributions. We will define altmetrics, discuss why it is important in today’s digital scholarly environment, and demonstrate tools available to measure influence.

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Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Health Sciences Library Group Study Room 1335
Instructor:
Andrea Denton/Kimberley Barker