May 22, 2022

Slides from NISO Webinar: “New Perspectives on Assessment How Altmetrics Measure Scholarly Impact”

The NISO (National Information Standards Organization) webinar took place yesterday (November 13, 2013).


As scholars increase their usage of Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters. These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation of these metrics under the banner of “altmetrics.” Specifically, altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing and informing scholarship.


Euan Adie

Stefanie Haustein
Research Analyst at Science-Metrix

Mike Taylor
Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs

You can access a transcript of the Q&A portion of the webinar here.

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.