32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Empowering Scholars Through Altmetrics

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Measurements are powerful. We need appropriate metrics of research impact if we want responsible discovery, accurate assessment, and useful interpretation of research output.
Until recently, scholarship has been dependent on the impact of the publishing container as a proxy for the impact of the research work within. We can now do better: the post-publication impact of individual research objects can be tracked in the scholarly literature and within wider communities through traditional citations and altmetrics sources -- downloads, bookmarks in delicious, shares on Twitter, discussions on Mendeley, patent prior in patents.

These diverse article-level metrics will not only drive more enlightened discovery and more informed assessments, they empower scholars. Researchers are changing where they decide to publish papers, how they value the dissemination of non-traditional research products, and how they perceive outreach and PR.

Join our lively discussion about the impact of article-level measurements on the research landscape today, how you can help make them better, and how you can start using them within your universities and publishing venues.

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Peter Binfield

Co-Founder and Publisher, PeerJ
Pete Binfield has worked in the academic publishing world for almost 20 years and is the Publisher and co-Founder of PeerJ, a new Open Access publishing company. Since gaining a PhD in Optical Physics, he has held positions at Institute of Physics, Kluwer Academic, Springer, SAGE... 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.

Michael Taylor

Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs
Mike Taylor is a researcher at Elsevier Labs, based in Oxford, UK. His current areas of interest include altmetrics, contributorship and issues of identity. He has served on the ORCID technical working group for several years. Details of his work can be found at http://labs.el... Read More →

Drew Wright

Librarian/Research Services Coordinator, Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Drew is the Research Librarian and Research Services Coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical Library, where he serves as a liaison between the library and the research community and provides support to students and faculty regarding publishing, grant-writing, experimental design... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Francis Marion Colonial Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403