Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library's Systems and Services

Tuesday, 10/31/2017
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

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Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle. It can help inform researcher decisions around where to publish or self-deposit, with whom (and where) to collaborate, and provide those tasked with facilitating the scholarly process a richer, more complete view of research attention and influence. Altmetrics can elevate the reach and role of non-article formats, and even help encourage researchers to share data, code, and other outputs, and potentially increase repository participation.
 
This 90 minute webinar will bring participants up to speed on the current state of altmetrics, and focus in on  changes across the scholarly ecosystem. It will guide participants through the process of crafting an organization-specific rubric outlining altmetric workflows that align with institutional and departmental missions, including direct engagement plans for various key stakeholder groups. Through sharing of use cases, tips, and open discussion, this exercise will help participants to develop a nuanced, strategic framework for incorporating and promoting wider adoption of altmetrics throughout the research lifecycle at their institution and beyond.
 

Learning Outcomes

Learning objectives for this program include:
  • Participants will be able to understand and articulate the ways in which altmetrics come into play throughout the research lifecycle, with particular emphasis on altmetrics’ role in incentivizing and tracking open data and science initiatives, and other non-traditional publication formats.
  • Participants will learn how to align institutional and department goals with altmetric workflows, and develop an engagement rubric that identifies unique communication strategies for various stakeholder groups.
  • Participants will identify and assess benchmarks by which to measure success of altmetrics initiatives, with an eye on sustainability and broader cultural change across the scholarly ecosystem.
Course participants will have full access (including reuse rights under a CC-BY license) to course slides, lecture notes, and exercises. Recordings of the lectures will be made available under a CC-BY license, following the course, under agreement with LITA.

Who Should Attend

This course is geared towards knowledgeable librarians looking for practical advice and tools to help deepen use of altmetrics at their institution. All levels of technical expertise are welcome. Data librarians and repository managers are especially encouraged to attend.

Presenters

Lily Troia
 
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Lily Troia is an academic librarian and archivist with a background in digital scholarship, open access, and research data services. In her current position as Engagement Manager for Altmetric she works directly with academic institutions, funders, publishers, government agencies, and non-profits to ensure they can maximize the potential of altmetrics, aligning data analysis with mission and strategy. She serves as a subject specialist and dynamic resource for organizations looking to better understand the reach and impact of research, providing them with customized training sessions, action-oriented learning materials, and numerous collaborative opportunities. Lily recently taught a two-day intensive workshop at the Force 11 Scholarly Communication Institute, Altmetrics: Where are we now and where are we headed next?, and presented on using altmetrics as an incentive for data publishing in the social sciences and humanities at the 2017 IASSIST conference. 
 
Lily has extensive copyright and scholarly communication expertise, and research interests in cultural heritage, mixed-media archives, and digital stewardship. Prior to joining Altmetric she held professional positions with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, and Harvard University's Office of Scholarly Communication. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section of the Society of American Archivists, on the ALA-LITA Altmetrics & Digital Analytics Interest Group, and as intern to the ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Lily will be featured as a contributing author in a forthcoming book published by Mission Bell Media (OA) on Copyright and Library Leadership, edited by Kyle K. Courtney, Esq., Copyright Advisor to Harvard University OSC.
 

Registration

Cost

  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Adobe Connect login info will be sent to registrants the just prior to the start date.

How to Register

Register Online  page arranged by session date (login required)

OR

Mail or fax form to ALA Registration

OR call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5

OR email registration@ala.org

Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work adequately for attending.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org.