Article, author and journal metrics: what librarians need to know: a reflection on the webcast

I  recently watched this webcast, using the learning site Bright Talk. AS a student librarian who has not worked in the field, a lot of it was a little irrelevant for me at this stage, but I did find it interesting and informative. It discussed in detail altmetrics, a concept I was previously unfamiliar with, but now have  a basic understanding of. Ways of evaluating the scope of publications was also discussed. This included how many times a publication had been cited. The data produced is invaluable in determining the value of a department’s or university’s research in the wider academic community. The webcast was aimed more at academic librarians but could be used throughout the library community.

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