For immediate release | March 19, 2014

Web metrics for library and information professionals

CHICAGO — The Web provides an opportunity to collect a host of different metrics, from those associated with social media accounts and websites to more traditional research outputs. David Stuart‘s “Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is a clear guide to what Web metrics are available and how to assess and use them to make informed decisions and demonstrate value. As individuals and organizations increasingly use the Web in addition to traditional publishing avenues and formats, this book provides the tools to unlock web metrics and evaluate the impact of this content. Among the key topics covered:

  • introduction to Web metrics;
  • bibliometrics, webometrics and Web metrics;
  • data collection tools;
  • evaluating impact on the Web;
  • social media impact;
  • investigating relationships between actors;
  • exploring traditional publications in a new environment;
  • Web metrics and the Web of data;
  • the future of web metrics and the library and information professional.

Stuart is a researcher in the Center for e-Research (CERCH) at King’s College London and an honorary research fellow in the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton, where he was previously Web 2.0 Research Fellow. He has a PhD in information science and regularly writes about library and information science topics for professional journals and magazines. His previous book “Facilitating Access to the Web of Data” was published by Facet Publishing in 2011.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or

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