Meaningful Metrics: a 21st century librarian’s guide to bibliometrics, altmetrics, and research impact

Meaningful Metrics: a 21st century librarian’s guide to bibliometrics, altmetrics, and research impact

By Robin Chin Roemer
Book Description

What does it mean to have meaningful metrics in today’s complex higher education landscape? With a foreword by Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem, this highly engaging and activity-laden book serves to introduce readers to the fast-paced world of research metrics from the unique perspective of academic librarians and LIS practitioners. Starting with the essential histories of bibliometrics and altmetrics, and continuing with in-depth descriptions of the core tools and emerging issues at stake in the future of both fields, Meaningful Metrics is a convenient all-in-one resource that is designed to be used by a range of readers, from those with little to no background on the subject to those looking to become movers and shakers in the current scholarly metrics movement. Authors Borchardt and Roemer, offer tips, tricks, and real-world examples illustrate how librarians can support the successful adoption of research metrics, whether in their institutions or across academia as a whole.

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Table of Contents
  • Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century Librarian's Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Section 1. Impact
    • Chapter One. Understanding Impact
    • Chapter Two. Impact in Practice
  • Section 2. Bibliometrics
    • Chapter Three. Understanding Bibliometrics
    • Chapter Four. Bibliometrics in Practice
  • Section 3. Altmetrics
    • Chapter Five. Understanding Altmetrics
    • Chapter Six. Altmetrics in Practice
  • Section 4. Special Topics
    • Chapter Seven. Disciplinary Impact
    • Chapter Eight. Impact and the Role of Librarians
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Author Bios
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