Researchers and educators are constantly asked to demonstrate the value of their work and their professional reputation. In a world of web hits and download stats how can the impact and value of a scholarly article be measured? To accurately reflect the total impact of a researcher's work the value of all outputs must be assessed.
Alternative metrics to be considered include: article usage, freely available online courses and handouts, educational materials, websites, videos, podcasts, blogs, social media accounts, workshops and outreach events must be assessed and described. This panel will focus on the use of alternative metrics to describe the value of traditional and alternative research outputs. Panelists will include a tenure track faculty member in the process of compiling their tenure packet, a post-doctoral research associate with a national reputation in science outreach, a member of the NISO Altmetrics Standards Project, and a representative from Altmertic LLP, a company devoted to measuring attention received by articles and data sets and delivering article level metrics for those outputs. Each panelist will speak briefly about their experiences demonstrating value using alternative metrics followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.
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