Three ways metrics vendors can improve – messages from end-users

Lizzie Gadd and Ian Rowlands report on the Lis-Bibliometrics survey of end-users around how bibliometric and altmetric suppliers might improve their services. It's fun being on the Lis-Bibliometrics Committee. We usually get together for a drink after a Lis-Bibliometrics event and talk about what worked and what didn't. Eventually conversation will drift onto the issues …

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Measuring openness: should we be careful what we wish for?

Is the best way of incentivising open scholarship to measure it?  Lizzie Gadd is not so sure. There is a lot of talk at the moment about measuring open scholarship as means of incentivising it.  For example, the European Commission's recently updated recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information calls for member states …

DORA, the Leiden Manifesto & a university’s right to choose

In light of rumours that only DORA signatories will have access to UKRI funding in future, Lizzie Gadd explains why Loughborough has chosen an alternative path up the 'responsible metrics mountain', and why she believes all 'mountain-climbers' should be equally supported and rewarded. As one of a small, but seemingly growing, group of UK universities …

What does a responsible bibliometrician look like?

Lizzie Gadd considers whether "responsible" is something we do or something we are. I’ve made the point a few times recently that responsible bibliometrics requires responsible bibliometricians.  It is not just our systems and processes that need to be responsible, but us.  We are the ones supporting these activities in our institutions.  I believe that …