Ambitious scholars have been including a few metrics on their CVs for years, for example indicating that a paper was recommended by Faculty of 1000, received a “Highly Accessed” badge on a journal website or SSRN, or was widely discussed in the media. New tools are starting to make it easy to track traditional and alternative metrics (altmetrics) at a large scale; we can expect it will become common to include impact data on CVs in the future. In this talk we'll explore how this change will empower scholars and their publishing decisions, what opportunities and challenges exist for displaying and interpreting this data, what pitfalls we should avoid, and how libraries can help with the transition.Program Take-Aways
- Participants will learn what the word "altmetrics" means.
- Participants will learn 10 ways that altmetrics improve a CV.
- Participants will leave with concrete suggestions on how librarians and libraries can help the transition to new metrics.