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Information Standards Quarterly


ISSN: 1041-0031

Summer 2013, v.25, no.2

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Article Title: Exploring the Boundaries: How Altmetrics Can Expand Our Vision of Scholarly Communication and Social Impact
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Author(s): Mike Taylor
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3789/isqv25no2.2013.05
Citation: Taylor, Mike. Exploring the Boundaries: How Altmetrics Can Expand Our Vision of Scholarly Communication and Social Impact. Information Standards Quarterly, Summer 2013, 25(2): 27-32.
Abstract: In retrospect, the period during which we relied upon formal citation of article-by-article as a measurement of usage, quality, and impact will appear to have been primitive. And the following period when we attempted to enlarge our view by using formal citation of articles in online platforms will be seen to have been a small step forward —but far from a revolutionary step—in how we measure, appraise, and understand scholarly impact in society. Although altmetrics is making its first steps away from retrieving data that isn’t formally linked to the original paper, there is a wealth of data that has yet to be added to the corpus.Encouraging and enabling people to share online content using tools that yield usage data forms a large part of what e-commerce and e-marketing practitioners have been doing for over a decade.And essentially, this is transferrable to the field of scholarly communications.
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