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Monday, July 31 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MT09 - Altmetrics: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed Next?

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Altmetrics are at a crucial crossroads. Just seven years into the study of this nebulous and ever-changing category of non-traditional data, we now have recommendations for standardizing its definition and use, and a number of legitimate criticisms concerning data quality and collection. In addition, the rise of natural language processing and neural networks offer exciting potential for altmetrics’ future direction.

In this course, knowledgeable researchers and librarians who wish to deepen their expertise in altmetrics will have the opportunity to learn from field leaders about the current state of altmetrics and where the discipline is headed next. The course is being presented by Altmetric, the company on whose data most altmetrics studies are based.

The instructor will draw on current research literature and the company’s experience as a successful altmetrics aggregator to guide participants in answering these questions:

  • How are altmetrics relevant to my current work, and where can I improve and expand their application at my institution, within my department, and in my own daily research practices?

  • What are altmetrics’ strengths and limitations, and how can we promote a dynamic, complementary approach to assessing their scholarly impact?

  • What questions can altmetrics help me answer using the tools and data currently available?

  • What future questions might I be able to answer, given coming developments in the field?

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: The course is open to all, but it is especially relevant to librarians, research administrators, and researchers

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Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

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