Presentation from Referencing Reboot: Tools, Tech and Twinkle on 4 June 2014 (English Faculty, University of Cambridge). Kathy works at the University of Cranfield.
- 1. Citations and Donuts : Altmetrics in discovery Kathy Sadler, Systems Librarian Cranfield University Wordle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ajc1/6795008004// Rebooting Referencing: Tools, Tech and Twinkle CILIP ARLG Eastern, Cambridge University, 4th June 2014 http://www.cilip.org.uk/academic-and-research-libraries-group/events/rebooting-referencing
2. Its all about impact. We want to help our researchers to find the best articles Our researchers want to know if their publications are being used Our institutions care about impact for the REF 3. Measuring impact Traditional metrics for academic impact Journal Impact Factor Citation counts which are slow to accumulate. Alternative metrics for impact on society and the online community Press coverage Reference managers Pageviews, downloads Blogs, commentary Social media reach: shares, likes, tweets quicker, more timely 4. There are lots of altmetrics initiatives and companies. A couple of examples: Some altmetrics players Tell the story of your research impact. Researchers need an ORCID. Free, open source. Useful blog. https://impactstory.org/#/about Commercial product for libraries, recently acquired by EBSCO. Measures influence via usage, captures, mentions, social media, and citations. http://plumanalytics.com/metrics.html 5. Altmetric.com Aggregates usage, captures, mentions, etc Calculates an items score Publishes free embed codes and tools to allow libraries, researchers (in fact anyone) see an items Altmetric score attractively visualised in an eyecatching colour coded donut At Cranfield University we have embedded an Altmetric widget into our discovery service, EBSCO Discovery, to show the donut. 6. It has proved popular. Image: http://www.thesimpsons.com/services/wallpaper.php?image=/_ugc/images/wallpapers/1920x1080_Homer.jpg Mmmm donuts! 7. Altmetrics in EBSCO Discovery SearchPoint, our EDS instance (login required) 8. Altmetrics in EBSCO Discovery Scroll down 9. Altmetrics in EBSCO Discovery Widget below the item details This item has 1 tweet. Click for more details 10. Altmetrics in EBSCO Discovery The tweet can be read in an iFrame 11. Heres another one This item has 3 blog mentions. Right-click > View in new tab 12. Links to the blogs themselves 13. When Altmetric has no score 14. When theres no Altmetric at all The link goes to another article that does have an Altmetric score. 15. Linked example of Altmetric 16. Viewing the details Tabs across the top to explore the altmetric components 17. Unpacking the score 18. Demographics: whos involved? 19. Technical niggles Expect no shows Not everything has a DOI Not everything with a DOI has an Altmetric score The widget shows on every item in our EDS but it isnt really relevant for something like a book from the library collection. Altmetrics are more likely to accumulate for recent things with online coverage and attention so older items will score lower if at all 20. Imperfect de-duplication These two are the same article from Nature, harvested 2 different ways No altmetric at all! 21. A little caution Altmetrics are relatively new and their credentials still being established Popularity and quality are not the same thing. Altmetrics cant report: Quality of content Quality of people using the content Ambiguity of actions being counted: Viewing or downloading doesnt mean actually using or appreciating People might tweet something because it is really bad! Altmetrics arent an alternative to using citations but rather an alternative to using ONLY citations. See: Cat Chimes, Altmetric.com Altmetrics: Where are we and where are we going? https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/2LI3QD8rSlCmSY9rAgdB accessed 3/6/2014 22. But hey, its pretty, right? 23. EBSCO Discovery Detailed Record widget in the EDS wiki http://edswiki.ebscohost.com/Altmetric.com Or I am happy to share my code - ask me at the end! Ex Libris Primo Code extension in EL Commons http://initiatives.exlibrisgroup.com/2012/12/altmetrics-on-primo.html ProQuest Summon er, not sure; but Altmetric publish plenty of embed codes Getting Altmetrics into discovery 24. Other ways to harness Altmetrics #1 Institutional repository examples Queen Margaret University (Altmetric donut) http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/3336/ University of Warwick (Altmetric lozenge) http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/59604/ University of Pittsburgh (Plum Analytics) http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/17829/ Wageningen UR, Netherlands (Altmetric lozenge in Primo) http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/expertise-services/Facilities/library.htm 25. Other ways to harness Altmetrics #2 Free Altmetric bookmarklet For Chrome, Firefox, Safari (But I have IE and it worked OK) Screenshot: http://www.altmetric.com/bookmarklet.php 26. Thank you! Kathy Sadler Systems Librarian email@example.com +44 (0)1234 754444 Any questions? 27. Sources The Altmetrics manifesto (source of the wordle used in the opening slide) http://altmetrics.org/manifesto accessed 3/6/2014 Altmetrics: What is it and how is it relevant to librarians? Presentation by Clarke Iakovakis and R Mirza, University of Texas at Arlington, December 2013 http://www.slideshare.net/ciakov/iakovakis-mirzaaltmetrics accessed 3/6/2014 Altmetrics: A librarians outlook on potential applications Library Connect blog on Elsevier by Jenny Delasalle , May 2014 http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/2014-05/altmetrics-librarian-s-outlook-potential-applications accessed 3/6/2014 Altmetrics, another view on impact. Presentation by Wouter Gerritsma, Information Specialist at Wageningen UR Library, Netherlands, April 2014 http://www.slideshare.net/Wowter/altmetrics-another-view-on-impact/2 accessed 3/6/2014 Altmetrics: Where are we and where are we going? Presentation by Cat Chimes of Altmetric.com, at #Futurepub3, 20th May 2014 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/futurepub-3-new-developments-in-scientific-publishing-tickets-11730094027 accessed 29/5/2014 Introduction to Altmetrics Presentation by Peter Kraker, Know-Center, Austria, Dec 2013 http://www.slideshare.net/pkraker/introduction-to-altmetrics-29104154 accessed 3/6/2014 Introduction to Altmetrics for STEM librarians Presentation by Linda Galloway, Janet Pease, Anne Rauh, June 2013 http://www.slideshare.net/lmgalloway/introductionto-altmetrics-062013 accessed 2/6/2014 Overview of the Altmetrics Landscape Presentation by Richard Cave of PLOS, November 2012 http://www.slideshare.net/rcave/overview-of-the-altmetrics-landscape accessed 29/05/2014