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 …

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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 …

LIS Bibliometrics 2019 Event Summary and Outputs – Open Metrics and Measuring Openness

In this post, Dr Karen Rowlett summarises the recent #LisBib19 conference held on 29th January 2019. Many thanks to the hosts, organisers, speakers, panellists, sponsors and participants for a very interesting day, and link to presentations are is also included. Torsten Reimer set the tone for our discussions by reminding us that metrics are about people’s …