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ACRL STS Hot Topics Discussion Group - LOEWS - Howe

When: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Eastern

What the Heck Are Altmetrics?

Come and join the STS Hot Topics Discussion Group as we address Altmetrics!

Altmetrics are a set of new and/or emerging metrics used to measure the impact of scholarship in different ways as an alternative to older metrics, such as the Impact Factor and H-Factor. The program will begin with a lively introduction by Rachel Borchardt of American University and Andrea Michalek of Plum Analytics covering: the concept of altmetrics, why they are needed, recent developments, tools, and ways to use them. This will be followed by an even livelier guided discussion of how you might be able to put altmetrics to work at your institution.