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Monday, April 27 • 5:15pm - 6:40pm
Community Development of Standards for Alternative Assessment Metrics LIMITED

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Assessment of scholarship is a critical component of the research process, impacting most elements of the process from which projects get funded to who gains promotion and tenure, and which publications gain prominence in fields of inquiry. However, traditional metrics which have been primarily based on print processes are failing to keep pace with expanded scope of forms and usage that are becoming available with scholarly communication that is increasingly purely electronic. Online reader behavior, network interactions with content, social media references, among other activities, are not reflected in these measures. In addition, newer forms of network and researcher behavior analysis can provide a means to assess non-traditional scholarly outputs such as data publication, software creation and performances. The growing movement around alternative metrics, sometimes called “altmetrics,” is trying to address these concerns, among others.

The panel will be organized inviting several participants in the NISO Alternative Assessment Metrics Project, which was begun in 2013 to address this area. The project is now in its Phase II, where input distilled from relevant stakeholder groups was used to determine areas that standards Working Groups should address. The panel will be composed of an array of stakeholders representing different community areas (including libraries, scholarly publishers, systems providers and providers of alternative metrics data), who will describe their perspectives and requirements, and how they are working together to provide structure for future acceptance and innovation in an area which provides much promise for scholarly recognition and communication.

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Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization
Standards. Standards. Standards. Wine. Standards. Standards. Standards.

Jamie R. Liu

Senior Marketing Manager, Author Services, American Chemical Society Publications
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Andrea Michalek MS

President, Plum Analytics
Andrea Michalek co-founded Plum Analytics, with the vision of bringing more modern ways of telling the stories of research to individuals and organizations that fund, perform or publish research. Previously Andrea founded and was the Chief Technologist of EchoFactor, a spin-off division of Infonautics, that auto-categorized the open web into thousands of topic-based news feeds. In 2001, Andrea founded Topular LLC, a consulting practice where... Read More →
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Sara Rouhi

Product Sales Manager, The Americas, Altmetric.com
Sara Rouhi has worked in scholarly publishing for seven years and manages sales and outreach in North America for Altmetric.com. She speaks and runs workshops on metrics in practice and the scholarly publishing process at library and scholarly publishing conferences worldwide. | | She is an active member of the Society of Scholarly Publishing's Education Committee and currently runs their Librarian Focus Group program. She was awarded... Read More →

Monday April 27, 2015 5:15pm - 6:40pm
Crystal Ballroom

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