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Wednesday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Altmetrics for Everyone: How to get Open, Easy, Free Metrics of Online Impact

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This presentation explores an exciting development in altmetrics: Open, Free, Easy Altmetrics for Everyone! Building on the beta release of Crossref Event Data, two non-profit, mission-driven organizations, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and Impactstory, are partnering to build an open website and API that is easy to use by publishers, librarians and researchers.

While the Crossref Event Data service brings an open source of altmetrics data, its native data format cannot be used without additional processing to calculate, aggregate, and represent the altmetrics information. The new website and API being developed by ImpactStory in partnership with PKP, to be launched in the fall of 2017, will provide metrics, graphs, and maps in ways that are directly beneficial for individuals, publishers, and institutions.

Come hear from the developer, a publisher adopter, and a librarian how this initiative will support the adoption of open source software that enables a more open and diverse environment of scholarly activities, increasing adoption and ensuring the sustainability of alternative metrics tools and services based on open technologies.

Discussion will focus on practical ways publishers and librarians can use this service to improve stakeholder experiences, as well as the pros and cons of this new service specifically. We’ll also compare the advantages and disadvantages of this and other existing altmetrics solutions, along with brief coverage of the uses and pitfalls of altmetrics in general.

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Unpaywall Journals

Cofounder, Our Research (Unpaywall)
Unpaywall Journals is a data dashboard with journal-level citations, downloads, open access statistics, and more to help you confidently manage your serials collection: https://unpaywall.org/journals... Read More →

James MacGregor

Associate Director, Public Knowledge Project
Associate Director of Strategic Projects and Services, Public Knowledge Project, SFU Library
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Jason Priem

co-founder, Our Research
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Robin Sinn

Coordinator, Office of Scholarly Communication, Johns Hopkins University
I keep information about open access, metrics, copyright, IR, and other scholarly communications issues moving around the JHU Libraries by working with our Scholarly Communications Group and units across the institution. I consult on these issues with faculty and grad students, provide... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401