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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

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  2. there are still some important
    unanswered questions
    but...
    after
    5 years,
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  3. for example...

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  4. what are we measuring?
    we have been counting things,
    have looked at correlations, and
    made educated inferences

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  5. altmetrics ≠ citations
    mostly, we just know

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

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

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  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?

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  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

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  10. otherwise:
    why do we care?
    were we not done with metrics after the whole IF debacle?

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  11. lazy developer

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  12. 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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  13. the numbers are
    not enough.

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

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