ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montréal, Québec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

 
Altmetrics: Present and Future (SIG/MET)

Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University Bloomington
Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University
William Gunn, Mendeley
Stefanie Haustein, Université de Montréal
Stacy Konkiel, Indiana University Bloomington, 
Vincent Larivière, Université de Montréal
Jennifer Lin, Public Library of Science

Tuesday, 1:30pm


Summary

Scholars are increasingly incorporating social media tools like blogs, Twitter and Mendeley into their professional communications. Altmetrics tracks usage of these and similar tools to measure scholarly influence on the social web. Altmetrics researchers and practitioners have amassed a growing body of literature and working tools to gather and analyze altmetrics and there is growing interest in this emerging subfield of scientometrics. Panelists will present results demonstrating the utility of alternative metrics from a variety of stakeholders: researchers, librarians, publishers and those participating in academic social media sites.