The traditional measurement of the impact of scholarly research is how many times it is cited in other scholarly research. Another interesting form of measurement might be altmetrics – this is the study of the impact of scholarly research by measuring how often scholarly work is referenced in social media like blogs, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and more.
Here’s a roundup of recent articles about altmetrics. Some of the topics covered include how a professor used altmetrics to augment his tenure case, how to measure altmetrics and more.
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