A Measured Approach: Evaluating Altmetrics as a Library Service Public Deposited

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  • The emergence of altmetrics has drawn the attention of academic libraries as a new and effective approach for capturing the types of impact often ignored by traditional citation-based metrics. At Oregon State University Libraries, before investing in a full-scale implementation of altmetrics services, we conducted an assessment survey of faculty and other researchers in order to determine whether such products were as valuable to researchers as tradition- al bibliometrics (including h-index and journal impact factor). Based on the survey results, this chapter seeks to understand best practices for the intro- duction and implementation of altmetrics services. The results reveal a mix- ture of both enthusiasm and suspicion toward altmetrics as an impact meas- ure. Ultimately, we find that, while academic libraries are in the best position to act as intermediary providers of altmetrics services, there is much need for refinement of altmetrics evaluation techniques and a more robust set of best practices for institution-wide implementation.
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  • Zhang, H; Jackson, K. (2016). A Measured Approach: Evaluating Altmetrics as a Library Service. In Kevin.Smith & Katherine.Dickson (Eds.), Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication – Implementation (pp. 97-128). Rowman & Littlefield
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  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Hui Zhang(hui.zhang@oregonstate.edu) on 2016-12-13T19:56:16Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1232 bytes, checksum: bb87e2fb4674c76d0d2e9ed07fbb9c86 (MD5) Hui&Korey-Altmetrics-proofs.pdf: 6110204 bytes, checksum: 0370642a8dedf8bb248574f5ca6232c1 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Hui Zhang (hui.zhang@oregonstate.edu) on 2016-12-13T19:54:42Z No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1232 bytes, checksum: bb87e2fb4674c76d0d2e9ed07fbb9c86 (MD5) Hui&Korey-Altmetrics-proofs.pdf: 6110204 bytes, checksum: 0370642a8dedf8bb248574f5ca6232c1 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2016-12-13T19:56:16Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2 license_rdf: 1232 bytes, checksum: bb87e2fb4674c76d0d2e9ed07fbb9c86 (MD5) Hui&Korey-Altmetrics-proofs.pdf: 6110204 bytes, checksum: 0370642a8dedf8bb248574f5ca6232c1 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2016-11
  • description.peerreviewnotes : Chapter from an edited book.
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  • 978-1442275027

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