Monday, 9 September 2013

The new metrics cannot be ignored – we need to implement centralised impact management systems to understand what these numbers mean

The new metrics cannot be ignored – we need to implement centralised impact management systems to understand what these numbers mean
By using the social web to convey both scholarly and public attention of research outputs, altmetrics offer a much richer picture than traditional metrics based on exclusive citation database information. Pat Loria compares the new metrics services and argues that as more systems incorporate altmetrics into their platforms, institutions will benefit from creating an impact management system to interpret these metrics, pulling in information from research managers, ICT and systems staff, and those creating the research impact.

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