November 29, 2015

News Roundup: Items from Altmetric, ARL, OCLC, and Others

Altmetric for Institutions Released, Company Also Begins Tracking Citations to Research Appearing in Public Policy Documents

Altmetric today announced the release of Altmetric for Institutions, a web-based software application that enables higher educational institutions to track and evaluate the online dissemination and impact of their authored research.

Altmetric collates mentions of scholarly articles across traditional and social media, blog posts, reference management tools and post-publication peer review sites. [Our emphasis] In addition to these established sources the data will now also reflect if an article has been cited or mentioned in public policy documents, offering a much needed insight into the real-life application of research.

Video Presented at ARL Membership Meeting, May 2014

Privacy: Facebook to collect more user data, but offer more control over ads (via IDG) ||| Official Facebook Announcement

University of Delaware is first ARL and 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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