Research Article: “Acceptance of Altmetrics by LIS Scholars: An Exploratory Study”
The following article was recently published by the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JOLIS). SAGE (publisher of JOLIS) is currently (as of Jan. 12, 2017) lowering the paywall for access to the full text article.
Acceptance of Altmetrics by LIS Scholars: An Exploratory Study
University at Buffalo
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
First Published December 6, 2017
A survey of iSchool and Library and Information Science American Library Association accredited school heads explored their use and opinions about academic social media platforms. Results show that ResearchGate is the venue of choice, although respondents do not believe maintaining a profile on academic social media platforms influences academic careers. Respondents do see the value of academic social media sites to enhance visibility and reputation. These data are complemented with an analysis of the visibility on academic/professional social media platforms of this group. The altmetric indicators derived from the data were compared to traditional bibliometric indicators.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.