October 9, 2015

New Webliography: “From Bibliometrics to Altmetrics: A Changing Scholarly Landscape”

The following webliography, was published in the November, 2012 (73.10) issue of College and Research Libraries News.


From Bibliometrics to Altmetrics: A Changing Scholarly Landscape


Robin Chin Roemer
American University

Rachel Borchadt
American University

From the Introduction:

As faculty at universities around the world struggle to find new ways of providing evidence of their changing scholarly value, many librarians have stepped forward to help negotiate the landscape of both traditional impact metrics, such as h-index and journal impact factor, and emerging Web-based alternatives, sometimes called altmetrics, cybermetrics, or webometrics. With interest in online venues for scholarly communication on the rise, and the number of tools available for tracking online influence growing steadily, librarians are in a key position to take the lead in bolstering researchers’ knowledge of current trends—and concerns—in the new art and science impact measurement.

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