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Altmetrics and Library Publishing

Collister, Lauren Brittany and Kirschner, Jessica and Bradbury, Michelle and Deliyannides, Timothy S. and Kear, Robin (2017) Altmetrics and Library Publishing. In: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Libraries. Solidarity. Society., August 19-25, 2017, Wrocław, Poland. (Submitted)

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Altmetrics are a valuable offering that can enhance the services provided by a library publishing program and attract potential publishing partners. This paper will describe the use of altmetrics in the 38 journals published by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, as part of its library publishing program. By using a widget from Plum Analytics, altmetrics from each journal article are displayed on abstract pages; furthermore, journal editors have access to a robust dashboard of metrics that allows editors, authors, and readers to access full information about the journal’s impact. Librarians who are part of a library publishing operation have a valuable role to play in training and supporting journal staff and users in the meaning and potential applications of altmetrics, which transforms altmetrics from a component of a publishing program to a service.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Submitted
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Collister, Lauren Brittanylbc8@pitt.eduLBC80000-0001-5767-8486
Kirschner, Jessicajmk277@pitt.eduJMK2770000-0002-7277-9530
Bradbury, Michellebradbury@pitt.eduBRADBURY0000-0002-9004-3535
Deliyannides, Timothy S.tsd@pitt.eduTSD0000-0003-4012-9151
Kear, Robinrlk25@pitt.eduRLK250000-0003-1072-7708
Date: 2017
Date Type: Submission
Event Title: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Libraries. Solidarity. Society.
Event Dates: August 19-25, 2017
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: No
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 13:16
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 13:16


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