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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.