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Thursday, November 5 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Altmetrics for Everyone: How Recommendations and Standards Support Further Growth

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Alternative assessment metrics (or "altmetrics") are a relatively new phenomenon in scholarly communication and publication, but their creation and application is very wide-ranging. Typically seen as a complement to more established measurements such as impact factor, altmetrics utilize fresh data from online sources to view and inform scholarship and many decisions connected to scholarly output. As the field continues to establish itself, there is still a plethora of innovative tools that are yet to be created, especially when one considers opportunities such as connecting this data semantically.

Come hear how the cross-stakeholder groups working under the aegis of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)’s Altmetrics Initiative are improving the scholarly communications field by creating definitions and use cases to help create common ground among users; determining new output types for the application of altmetrics; discussing how to better apply and utilize identifiers in this field; and recommending quality measures to be used for data contributed to altmetrics practitioners. Recommendations from these working groups, who are also working with other related industry efforts, will be an important contribution to the further growth and acceptance of altmetrics-based tools. There will be ample time for audience members to provide their own views and practices on how altmetrics are transforming how communications and decisions are made.

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Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, NISO
Wine, food, wine, Standards, running, wine, food, wine.http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8320-0491
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Nettie Lagace

Associate Executive Director, NISO
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Executive Director at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center