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Evolving altmetrics to capture impact outside the academy

Evolving altmetrics to capture impact outside the academy

Presentation given as part of the "Altmetrics as indicators of economic and social impact" panel at the 2AM Altmetrics Conference (http://www.altmetricsconference.com/schedule/) in Amsterdam on October 7th, 2015.

Juan Pablo Alperin

October 07, 2015

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  1. Juan Pablo Alperin Altmetrics Conference, 2AM @juancommander Evolving altmetrics to

    capture impact outside the academy
  2. there are still some important unanswered questions but... after 5

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  3. for example...

  4. what are we measuring? we have been counting things, have

    looked at correlations, and made educated inferences
  5. altmetrics ≠ citations mostly, we just know

  6. BFD hey! guess what!? its why we have alt in

    the name!
  7. reward engagement with different communities for me, the point is

  8. who? will it change who participates? is it just academics

    talking with one another? is the work reaching new audiences? who is that having so much fun discussing reseach?
  9. so we need to know: • where do they work?

    • what are they doing with the research? • what was their motivation for engaging? • what do they think is the social impact? • and all sorts of other socio-demographics
  10. otherwise: why do we care? were we not done with

    metrics after the whole IF debacle?
  11. Genius

  12. ASK!

  13. lazy developer

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  16. 6397 Twitter accounts had linked to SciELO article 6093 were

    still active (this was 2 years later) 286 responded (5%) ok. not so great.
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  18. 36% !!

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  25. the numbers are not enough.

  26. reach out (I am not actually a bot): @juancommander thank