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Beyond the "Cool" factor: the Challenge of Making Altmetrics Indispensable

dc.contributor.authorWelzenbach, Rebecca
dc.descriptionThis presentation was given at the 6:AM Altmetrics Conference, October 9-10, 2019, at the University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis case study will speak to Michigan Publishing’s use of Altmetrics for Publishers over the last four years, from our basic implementation of badges across all of our publications, to our more ambitious efforts to understand and deploy altmetric data to inform strategic and editorial decisions, to the pie- in-the-sky uses for the tool we *know* we’ve hardly yet explored. While highlighting both successes and challenges, the talk will hinge on the biggest roadblock we’ve faced: getting beyond cool and interesting to indispensable (spoiler alert: we’re not there yet). We’ll speak to constraints--on time, resources, technological skill, etc.--faced by our press staff, the opportunity for Altmetric, Dimensions, and comparable tools to enhance and support that work, and the way further enhancements and developments to these tools could help bridge the gap between engagement with altmetrics being seen as interesting and being essential.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.subjectresearch impact, altmetrics, bibliometrics, university press, library publishingen_US
dc.titleBeyond the "Cool" factor: the Challenge of Making Altmetrics Indispensableen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelInformation and Library Science
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelSocial Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationumLibrary, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumUniversity of Michigan Libraryen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl the _Cool_ factor.pdf
dc.description.bitstreamurl the _Cool_ Factor_ The Challenge of Making Alternative Metrics Indispensable.pdf
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of Slides_Beyond the _Cool_ factor.pdf : Slides
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of Text_Beyond the _Cool_ Factor_ The Challenge of Making Alternative Metrics Indispensable.pdf : Text, Rebecca; 0000-0001-5083-7835en_US
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