May 25, 2022

Partnerships: Altmetric is Now Integrating Book Data From Open Syllabus Project Into Records

From Today’s Announcement:

Altmetric today announced it has begun to track data from the Open Syllabus Project (OSP), which details where individual books are included in the syllabi of over 4,000 academic institutions around the world.

For the first time, these unique data are combined with other altmetric indicators to provide quantitative insights that can help authors and publishers monitor the uptake and influence of their books.

Speaking about the integration, the OSP’s Product Director Joe Karaganis commented, “One of our main aims in launching the Open Syllabus tool was to help authors, scholars and libraries get a better understanding of where books were having an influence in the classroom. We’re really pleased to see Altmetric integrating our data into their platform, adding another level of visibility to our efforts.”


Institutions with syllabi data are visualised in a map on a new Syllabi tab on the Altmetric details pages, which provide a full overview of all of the online attention surrounding books and other research outputs. Also shown is the number of syllabi from each institution that include the individual title, and a summary of the disciplines that include the title in their syllabi.

Users can click on the name of an institution to be taken to the associated OSP record, which lists all books referenced by that institution in their course syllabi.

See Also: Learn More About the Open Syllabus Project ||| Search and Visualize the Open Syllabus Explorer Database (Over 1 Million Syllabi)

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.