[Asis-l] NISO Webinar: New Perspectives on Assessment How Altmetrics Measure Scholarly Impact

Cynthia Hodgson chodgson at niso.org
Thu Oct 24 15:01:11 EDT 2013

Webinar: New Perspectives on Assessment How Altmetrics Measure Scholarly
Date:  November 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/webinars/altmetrics




As scholars increase their usage of Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley,
Twitter, and blogs, there is an opportunity to create new filters. These
metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from
social networking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are
complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing
this, many authors have begun to call for investigation of these metrics
under the banner of "altmetrics." Specifically, altmetrics is the creation
and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing and informing

Join NISO for the November 13 webinar where speakers explore the topic of
altmetrics and how they can be used.


.         Beyond Traditional Impact: What Can Altmetrics Do for You? - Euan
Adie, Founder, Altmetric.com

.         Exploring and Adjusting for Disciplinary Differences in the Use of
Social Media In Scholarly Communication - Stefanie Haustein, Research
Analyst at Science-Metrix

.         Examining the Related Areas of Altmetrics, Contributorship and the
Culture of Reference - Mike Taylor, Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on, 2013 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO
and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA)
members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to
register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive the
login information. Members are listed here:
<http://www.niso.org/about/roster/%23library_standards_alliance> ). All
webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded
version for one year. 

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information: 



NISO's Summer 2013 issue of Information Standards Quarterly has a special
theme of Altmetrics. The full issue and individual articles are available
for free download at: http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2013/v25no3/



Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

hodgsonca at verizon.net




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