2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 3E: 21st Century Assessment…
With the increasing amount of information available to help authors, readers, and publishers discover and assess scholarly content, new mechanisms are required to understand this datas utility and value. Alternative metrics are often seen as potential tools that add value to journals and raise awareness of content. This session will present current developments and provide perspectives from several different stakeholders: the work of the NISO Altmetrics Initiative; the incorporation of altmetrics into the UK Snowball metrics framework, and the various researcher and publisher-led initiatives to incorporate these metrics into workflows; data from surveys on the awareness and utility of various types of metrics to researchers; the uptake of altmetrics by academic publishers; and an update from the Reproducibility Initiative on its work with the Center for Open Science. Attendees will gain practical insights on how advances in this rapidly growing area will affect their work.
Moderator: William Gunn, Mendeley