Cultures of counting or cultures of responsibility?

Katie Evans looks at the wider context of responsible metrics and asks what the ingredients of a culture of responsibility might be. I talk to academics about bibliometrics on an almost daily basis. One conversation that stands out for me started with the academic asking to meet me because they “disagreed with metrics”. To my …

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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 …

Outputs: Responsible Bibliometrics in Practice Event

Here are the links to presentations given at the recent #respbib18 conference at Altmetric, 30 January 2018. Many thanks to all the presenters, and to the participants, for a stimulating day. 9:00-9:45            Registration and refreshments 9:45-9:55            Welcome: Josh Clark, Altmetric 9:55-10:00          Introduction from the LIS-bibliometrics Committee: Elizabeth Gadd, Chair and Research Policy Manager at Loughborough …

Responsible metrics: where it’s at?

Lizzie Gadd reflects on two recent responsible metrics events: Lis-Bibliometrics’ “Responsible Bibliometrics in Practice” and the HEFCE/UUK’s “Turning the Tide: Changing the Culture of Responsible Metrics” both held within ten days of each other in London. Responsible metrics events are like buses it would seem.  Nothing for nine months, and then three within the space …

Responsible use of metrics: an evaluative framework is essential, but cannot be grounded in informetric research – Guest post by Henk Moed

In this post Prof. Henk Moed outlines why the term evaluative framework refers to a specification of the qualitative principles and considerations that provide guidance to a concrete assessment process. In her latest blog post: There’s no such thing as a bad metric, Lizzie Gadd calls on those who feel committed to the responsible use …