Research Assessment/Metrics: “The Leiden Manifesto Under Review: What Libraries Can Learn From It” (Journal Preprint)
The following preprint is being made available by LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries). The article has been accepted for publication and is scheduled for publication in Digital Library Perspectives.
The Leiden Manifesto Under Review: What Libraries Can Learn From It (Preprint; 2017)
S. K. Coombs
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany
This paper is a critical discussion of the Leiden Manifesto for libraries already engaged in
It offers practical recommendations based on the work of the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) Working Group on Metrics.
This work is in the beginning phase and summarizes literature on the topic as well as the experiences of the members of the orking Group. The discussion reflects today’s growing popularity of (quantitative) research assessment which is seen in enthusiasts introducing new metrics (i.e. altmetrics) and by critics demanding responsible metrics that increase objectivity and equity in evaluations.
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14 pages; PDF.
See Also: Leiden Manifesto Website/Documents
See Also: LIBER Working Group of Metrics Website
See Also: Update from LIBER’s Metrics Working Group
See Also: Indiana University Bloomington Faculty Council Adopts Policy on Responsible Metrics (via LMRM Blog)
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