We’re proud to announce the launch of the Altmetric Ambassadors program! We’ve debuted the Ambassadors program in response to requests to help researchers and librarians worldwide spread the word about altmetrics (in general) and Altmetric.com (in particular) at their institutions.
A team of volunteer Ambassadors will:
- Stay up-to-date with the latest altmetrics news and research
- Host brown bags to introduce their colleagues to altmetrics and Altmetric’s tools
- Show their colleagues how to explore the online attention surrounding their work using the Altmetric bookmarklet
- Add Altmetric badges to their personal or lab web pages
- Share their stories to demonstrate how altmetrics can help all researchers
In return, we’ll send you exclusive Altmetric swag, share top-secret development plans for Altmetric products, buy coffee and donuts any time you host an Altmetric-related workshop, and help connect you with a fantastic, international group of like-minded researchers and librarians.
Visit http://www.altmetric.com/ambassadors.php to learn more and register your interest today!
Cat and the Altmetric team
It would be grand to get your view on the issues discussed by the authors. You can access the papers here: http://ascw.know-center.tugraz.at/
We are currently also welcoming discussants of the above papers. Being a discussant includes (1) preparing a response to one of the accepted paper which will be published on this site, and (2) acting as a discussant of the same paper at the workshop (10 min). Please write a short message to email@example.com if you are interested!
The dataset currently includes the first known occurrence of a PMID or PMCID citation in an English Wikipedia article and the associated revision metadata, based on the most recent complete content dump of English Wikipedia. We’re planning on expanding this dataset to include other types of scholarly identifier soon.
Feel free to share this with anyone interested or spread the word via: https://twitter.com/WikiResearch/status/562422538613956608
My name is Lambert, I'm from the Open Science Lab of TIB Hannover. (TIB is the German National Library for Science and Technology.)
12 month ago, I started with two colleagues from Humboldt University Berlin a betting game at a library conference in Berlin. (Cf. our blog posts in Google's english: http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.tib-hannover.de%2Ftib%2F2013%2F02%2F21%2Finetbibs-bet-on-open-access-and-open-science%2F)
From our 12 bets on the "future of Open Access and Open Science", one question was to predict if (and when) the following will happen:
"Among the major universities (the 400 universities in the most recent Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings) at least 20 explicitly use altmetrics in tenure decisions or allocation of resources."
Participants could place their coins on "will happen until 2014-03-05".
It's not trivial to find evidences for something like that. Do you know if there is a collection of examples in the recent literature about altmetrics? Or do you know of any examples at all? Any hint would be of great help, thank you in advance! :)
Merry Christmas to everybody! Bernd
Kousha, K. & Thelwall, M. (in press). An automatic method for extracting citations from Google Books. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
About this group
The aim of this group is to discuss new approaches to the assessment of scholarly impact based on new metrics. altmetrics go beyond traditional citation-based indicators as well as raw usage factors (such as downloads or click-through rates) in that they focus on readership, diffusion and reuse indicators that can be tracked via blogs, social media, peer production systems, collaborative annotation tools (including social bookmarking and reference management services).