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What are Altmetrics? - Altmetrics - LibGuides at University of Pittsburgh Altmetrics expand our view of what impact looks like, but also of what’s making the impact. This matters because expressions of scholarship are becoming more diverse. from Defined Altmetrics let us measure and monitor the reach and impact of scholarship and research through online interactions. Supporters of the altmetrics movement believe that doing so will give a more complete picture of how research and scholarship is used. Simply, altmetrics are metrics beyond traditional citations. Why they matter There is increasing understanding that scholarly research has moved beyond the printed page and that traditional measures of impact are inadequate. Since most research, including journal articles, are now electronic and networked we can track how many times they are accessed, used, and shared. How they work You probably already know that nearly everything on the internet is tracked. Altmetrics can answer questions such as:

OASIS Altmetrics - Research Impact - Research guides at University of Toronto Altmetrics can be applied to different types of research output such as articles, blog posts, nanopublications, and datasets. Some journal publishers have adopted altmetrics to assess the impact of individual articles. For example, the Public Library of Science has implemented article-level metrics (ALM) to gauge the impact of its journal articles. It takes into account both scholarly visibility and social visibility of published research. Nevertheless, ALM has its own share of limitations.

Open textbooks mega sites | Open Educational Resources (OER) The links below are OER mega sites that offer books as well as other teaching tools. Assayer – Largest catalogue of open sources textbooks. Also is a good place to find free books about math, science and computers. AU Press – Athabasca University Press – free pdf and low cost print version of mainly Canadian books. BC Campus OER – BC Campus open movement including textbooks. BCcampus SOL*R-Shareable Online Learning Resources – Shareable, browseable and searchable open resources Boundless – high quality content and resources build by a community of educators and experts. College Open Textbooks – Lists open textbooks by subjects, many of which are peer reviewed. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources – Advocacy, training, and links to college level open textbooks and other courseware. Connexions – Content Commons of free, open-licensed educational materials in fields such as music, electrical engineering and psychology.

Connected Papers Open Textbook Library: Tools for Podcasting Jill Olmstead's book included both a breadth and depth of material about the audio podcasting process. The book explains the history and current state of podcasting. It goes on to describes step by step how to make podcasts from initial ideas through production, editing, and dissemination. Chapter 6 suggests different ways to script a podcast providing a prototype and also referring students to podcast examples. Chapter 8 covers methods of editing, while Chapter 9 describes how to publish a podcast. The book presented very accurate information in an accessible way. Current students are very attuned to podcasts. The book was clearly written. The book lays out terminology very clearly, even for beginners. The organization of the book is excellent. The book is replete with easy to navigate links that both explain and reinforce the material presented. The book was well-written and devoid of grammatical and typographic errors.

scite: see how research has been cited OpenStax Measuring Metadata Impacts: Books Discoverability in Google Scholar The scholarly publishing community talks a LOT about metadata and the need for high-quality, interoperable, and machine-readable descriptors of the content we disseminate. However, as we’ve reflected on previously in the Kitchen, despite well-established information standards (e.g., persistent identifiers), our industry lacks a shared framework to measure the value and impact of the metadata we produce. In 2021, we embarked on a Crossref-sponsored study designed to measure how metadata impacts end-user experiences and contributes to the successful discovery of academic and research literature via the mainstream web. Specifically, we set out to learn if scholarly books with DOIs (and associated metadata) were more easily found in Google Scholar than those without DOIs. As we finalize our analysis, we are sharing some initial results and inviting input from our community. What relevant lessons can we glean from this exercise? Background on the study Results and findings What comes next

Gutenberg Article Sharing Framework: Facilitating Scholarly Sharing Through Metadata The ability of sites to capture, index and republish digital content has created a plethora of useful tools and services on the internet. Who hasn’t found it useful to perform a search on Google or another search platform and to be returned not simply the web page, but the answer to your query that might exist on that page, in snippet form? For those conducting research, it is often helpful to store not simply a link to the paper or item, but the item itself within one’s information management tool. Scholarly Collaboration Networks (“SCNs”) in the academic community, such as, ResearchGate, Mendeley, ReadCube Papers, and others provide this storing capacity. In addition, these tools are popular among researchers as they help organize, cite, discover and share articles to showcase work, foster collaboration and with that, advance the scholarly discourse. Thank you to the numerous members of the STM Article Sharing Framework working group who contributed to this article.