Mrs. Rachel Miles

Virginia Tech University Libraries

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Rachel Miles is the Research Impact Librarian at Virginia Tech University Libraries. She specializes in research analytics, scholarly publishing, Open Access, copyright, author rights, research assessment, research impact metrics, such as bibliometrics and altmetrics; and research communication. In her day-to-day work, she assists individual researchers and administrators gather and interpret research metrics, assess the impact of their work, and increase the visibility of their work through three main avenues: Open Access, researcher profiles, and research communication. She also does advanced research analytics for departments, colleges, and other groups of researchers. 

In her research, she focuses on surveying academic librarians, faculty, and researchers on their familiarity and usage of research impact indicators and their experiences and perceptions of research assessment.