The research evaluation food chain and how to disrupt it

Lizzie Gadd describes how seeing research evaluation as a food chain where participants are both the evaluators and the evaluated may help us understand, and solve, some of the problems inherent within.

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Knowledge is Global: Expanding the Awareness and Impact of Research from the Global South – Guest post by Monica Ihli

A Panel from the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Monica Ihli, Librarian and Liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Data Science, and Energy Science at the University of Tennessee, summarizes the discussion Globe by Andrew A Smith CC BY-SA 2.0 A speaker panel assembled on Saturday, June 22nd 2019 at the …

The blind and the elephant: bringing clarity to our conversations about responsible metrics

Lizzie Gadd encourages us to clarify what, why and how we are measuring before launching into any conversation about responsible metrics. I love the poem, “Five Blind Men and an Elephant” by John Godfrey Saxe. For those who’ve not read it, five blind people are confronted with an elephant and each grabs a part of …

How Do Academic Librarians Use Research Impact Metrics? Guest post by Rachel Miles

Rachel Miles, Research Impact Librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, summaries the results from a recent National Survey, giving an insight on how Academic Librarians are using altmetrics in the US. Altmetrics: What is going on? “There is a growing interest in altmetrics.” “Altmetrics have become the newest tool among academic librarians.” “Scholarly …