Altmetrics: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Academics

Altmetrics: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Academics

By: Andy Tattersall (editor)Paperback

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This book gives an overview of altmetrics, its tools and how to implement them successfully to boost and measure research outputs. New methods of scholarly communication and dissemination of information are having a huge impact on how academics and researchers build profiles and share research. This groundbreaking and highly practical guide looks at the role that library and information professionals can play in facilitating these new ways of working and demonstrating impact and influence. Altmetrics focuses on research artefact level metrics that are not exclusive to traditional journal papers but also extend to book chapters, posters and data sets, among other items. This book explains the theory behind altmetrics, including how it came about, why it can help academics and where it sits amongst current measurements of impact. Editor Andy Tattersall draws on the expertise of leading altmetric innovators and practitioners, with chapters from Euan Adie, the founder of; William Gunn, the Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley and Ben Showers, author of the bestselling Facet title Library Analytics and Metrics. Readership: Altmetrics will empower library and information professionals working in higher education, researchers, academics and higher education leaders and strategists to develop the skills and knowledge needed to introduce and support altmetrics within their own institutions.

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Andy Tattersall BA (Hons) MSc FHEA is an Information Specialist at the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield. He is also secretary of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Multimedia and Information Technology Committee and a Mendeley Advisor for the social reference management software company.


1. Introduction - Andy Tattersall 2. Road map: From web 2.0 to altmetrics - Andy Tattersall 3. "Metrics of the trade": where have we come from? - Andrew Booth 4. The evolution of library metrics - Ben Showers 5. The rise of altmetrics - Euan Adie 6. Beyond bibliometrics: altmetrics reflects information about enagagement with more types of scholarly content from more types of consumers - William Gunn 7. Considerations for implementing new technologies - Andy Tattersall 8. Resources and tools - Andy Tattersall 9. The connected academic - implementing altmetrics within your organisation - Andy Tattersall 10. Appmetrics - improving impact on the go - Claire Beecroft 11. Open peer review - Andy Tattersall 12. Conclusion - Andy Tattersall

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/06/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781783300105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781783300105
  • ISBN10: 1783300108

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