November 24, 2015

New Research Article: “Scholarly Tweets: Measuring Research Impact via Altmetrics”

The following article appears in the latest issue (Vol. 32, No. 2) of the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association.


Scholarly Tweets: Measuring Research Impact via Altmetrics


Robin M. Featherstone
University of Alberta


Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association

From the Article:

The future use of such large-scale, quantitative measurements of research output will be of particular interest to funding agencies. In an environment of accountability, researchers will require assistance disseminating “products” that will be counted by a new generation of assessment instruments. Librarians who understand altmetrics will be available to advise on targeted social media dissemination strategies that link products with profiles and contribute to individual and institutional rankings.

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