“From Bibliometrics to ‘Altmetrics'”

The latest C&RL News has a very useful article that describes how we are quickly moving beyond the traditional “journal impact factor” as a single, definitive means for ranking scholarly works. The article also explores new resources and strategies to rank and evaluate works in new media. This is not a new concept, but the ascendance of social media and new ways to publish online has accelerated, and as a result faculty members are much more concerned about how to establish credit for their work than they were just a few years ago.  Have a look at:
Robin Chin Roemer & RachelBorchadt

“From bibliometrics to altmetrics: A changing scholarly landscape.”  C&RL News 73, No.10, November 2012, pp. 596-600.  http://crln.acrl.org/content/current

 

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