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Faculty Toolkit: Altmetrics and Academic Social Media

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Traditional scholarship models are changing and the value and impact of research must be measured in a more relevant way. Alternative metrics (or “Altmetrics” for short) combines the traditional facets of peer-review, citation counting, and journal impact factor with the Social Web to analyze the impact of scholarship. Academic social media sites combine the social networking features of popular non-academic social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter with practical research functions such as organizing papers, generating bibliographies, and .pdf annotating. Different types of Academic Social Media based on broad categories useful for faculty research workflows will be presented as well as their potential for generating altmetrics.

90 minutes
University Library