Letter: “What Do Altmetrics Counts Mean? A Plea for Content Analyses”
The “Letter to the Editor” (preprint) linked below has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology.
What Do Altmetrics Counts Mean? A Plea for Content Analyses”
Max Planck Society
via Authors Web Site
Since correlation analyses with traditional citations do not really reveal the meaning of altmetrics, I would like to plead for more content analyses of tweets and blogs (for bookmarks in online reference managers, content analyses are not possible).
Direct to Full Text (6 pages; PDF)
Note: The published version of the letter became available today (Jan. 11, 2015) on the journal’s web site. (Early View)
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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.