This invited presentation discusses the rising trend of altmetrics or "alternative metrics." The presentation introduces how altmetrics are shaping the scholarly landscape, their relationship to traditional metrics, and their potential uses for tracking scholarly influence. A diverse range of alternative tools for assessing scholarly impact and opportunities for library and information professionals are also described.
Library and Information Science
Charbonneau, Deborah H. and Sarkozy, Alexandra, "Altmetrics: New Trends in Tracking and Measuring Scholarly Impact" (2014). School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications. 113.