Round up from Bibliometrics in Practice event

JUNE 2016 WILL GO DOWN IN THE ANNALS OF HISTORY FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS…Britain voted to leave the European Union, Andy Murray won Wimbledon for the second time, it was the hottest month ever recorded in history …and “Bibliometrics in Practice” took place in Manchester! Sixty of the best and brightest minds from across …

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Why should a bibliometrician engage with altmetrics? Guest Post by Natalia Madjarevic

Last month, Barack Obama published an article in the journal JAMA discussing progress to date with The Affordable Care Act - or Obamacare - and outlining recommendations for future policy makers. Obama’s article was picked up in the press and across social media immediately. We can see in the Altmetric Details Page that it was …

A useful tool for librarians: metrics knowledge in bite-sized pieces By Jenny Delasalle

Having worked in UK academic libraries for 15 years before becoming freelance, I saw the rise and rise of citation counting (although as Geoffrey Bilder points out, it should rightly be called reference counting). Such counting, I learnt, was called “bibliometrics”. The very name sounds like something that librarians should be interested in if not …

Think of a number, any number…

Welcome to the blog run by ordinary research support professionals within universities who are called upon to perform extraordinary magic with biblio (publication) metrics (numbers).  These professionals are all members of the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum hosted by Jiscmail, and as the title suggests, are mainly from "LIS (Library and Information Science)" backgrounds, but increasingly from other settings - …