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The launch of the new ALA Connect, scheduled for April 25, 2018, has been delayed due to technical issues. During final testing some critical issues related to navigation, tagging, and the structure of parent-child relationships were discovered.

The vendor is working to resolve these issues. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience.

While we're waiting to get started, please check out the resources and training on the support site. We'll keep you updated, in particular, we will communicate when we have a firm launch date.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Pam Akins, Community Engagement Specialist, at alaconnectmigration@ala.org.
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ACRL STS Hot Topics Group Discussion - Saturday, Jan. 25th from 1-2:30pm (EST) Loews-Howe

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.