32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Article Level Metrics: Analyzing Value in the Scholarly Content

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Richard Cave's Slides                William Gunn's Slides

Elizabeth Lorbeer's Slides        Michael Margotta's Slides      

Heather Piwowar's Slides         

Article level metrics are increasing availability of real, or near real time data via online content delivery mechanisms that describes academic content viewing activity; including downloads, citation activity, level of social bookmarking, trackbacks and other views into the performance and scope of published research. The data presented in article level metrics benefit all stakeholders in the scholarly content value chain. Libraries can capture research publication impact of faculty research. Researchers are able to identify collaborators in real time. Funding organizations can identify the impact of the research they fund. Publishers are better able to demonstrate the quality, value and reach of their published product.

Using a panel of publishers, host service providers, and analytics industry leaders, an overview of available article level metrics will be discussed with the specific focus on the benefit for the institutional library.


Richard Cave

Director of IT and Computer Operations, PLOS
Richard oversees the I.T. Operations and Development teams at PLOS. When he joined PLOS in 2005, the I.T. department consisted of two web producers and a few decrepit servers. Fast forward to 2012 - the team now consists of almost twenty employees including developers, support technicians... Read More →
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William Gunn

Director of Scholarly Communications, Mendeley
Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his Ph.D in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lorbeer

Associate Professor, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Liz Lorbeer is a librarian who is a champion of the publisher-vendor-librarian relationship.   She is currently responsible for overseeing the management of the biomedical collection at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham... Read More →
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Michael Margotta

Head of Global Business Development, Maverick Publishing Specialists
"Michael is a Senior Maverick Associate and Head of Global Business development. In addition to providing consultation for publishing and e-distribution strategies, he is responsible for all Maverick business development operations and activities. With over 25 years senior management... Read More →
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Heather Piwowar

co-CEO, OurResearch
Heather is a cofounder of OurResearch. Our open-source tools (Unpaywall, Unsub, OpenAlex) are used by millions every day, in universities, businesses, and libraries worldwide, to uncover, connect, and analyze research products.

Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Ashley Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401