Category Archives: Work & Research

Hej Sverige! I’m coming for you!

From September 21st – 28th, I’ll be visiting a number of universities across Sweden (even making a short stopover in Denmark) to discuss altmetrics with researchers and librarians, including a presentation at the ChALS 2015 conference in Gothenburg on September … Continue reading

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The case against (only) using metrics for collection management

I’m currently working with Sarah Sutton at Emporia State University on launching a survey to get a sense of how librarians use altmetrics, including for collection development purposes. (Is it useful to know if a book has been cited in … Continue reading

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Altmetrics and analytics in IRs and digital libraries: where we’re at and where we’re going (upcoming LITA webinar)

On Tuesday at 2 pm, I’ll have the pleasure of speaking with members of the newly-formed LITA Altmetrics & Digital Analytics interest group about the white paper that I recently wrote with Michelle Dalmau (Indiana University) and Dave Scherer (Purdue … Continue reading

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We’re overdue on altmetrics for the digital humanities

Humanities researchers I’ve talked to usually fall into one of two camps when it comes to altmetrics: “Altmetrics are amazing! I’ve been looking for a better way to understand the use and impacts of my work.” or “This is just another tool … Continue reading

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On New Mexico’s “religious freedom” law (which doesn’t allow anti-LGBT discrimination)

I was surprised to learn yesterday that New Mexico has a “RFRA” (aka “religious freedom”) law on its books, similar to the one recently signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. One big difference between the two, though? … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Beall can’t seem to get altmetrics quite right

UC Denver librarian Jeffrey Beall recently published an opinion article, “Spurious alternative impact factors: The scale of the problem from an academic perspective,” (paywall) that sadly contains the same old misinformation about research impact metrics that he’s been corrected on before. This … Continue reading

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Happy to announce I’m Altmetric’s new Research Metrics Consultant!

For the next six months, I’ll be working with the smart folks at Altmetric to build the company’s profile in the US. I couldn’t be more excited–they’ve built a fantastic product and are doing important work to support the larger … Continue reading

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