January 28, 2022

New Report from LIBER: “Scholarly Metrics Recommendations for Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest”

New today, a report from the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER).

From the Publication Announcement:

2018-06-28_08-40-23Open Science — which is at the heart of LIBER’s 2018-2022 Strategy — requires some brave transformations in this field. This includes an emphasis on next-generation metrics based on transparency, openness and collaboration: both for traditional and emerging scientific areas.


To foster this vision of a transformed research landscape in 2022, LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group has published a new report: Scholarly Metrics Recommendations for Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest.


LIBER recognises that not all libraries start from the same point. The research context within European countries is quite diverse, with libraries operating at many different levels of expertise and with varying levels of resources at their disposal. The recommendations in the report are therefore organised into three levels for Initial, Intermediate and Advanced levels of engagement. Libraries can choose which recommendations to adopt, based on their current level of engagement with scholarly metrics.

From the Abstract:

The recommendations are grouped into four sections:

  1. Discovery and Discoverability
  2. Showcasing Achievements
  3. Service Development
  4. Research Assessment

Each section covers a set of activities, and makes suggestions for libraries which want to promote the transparent, standardized and responsible use of scholarly metrics. As part of LIBER’s focus on Open Science, the Working Group has placed a special emphasis on recommendations addressing open scholarly metrics.

Read the Complete Publication Announcement

Direct to Full Text Report: Scholarly Metrics Recommendations for Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest
17 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.