Altmetrics and Library Publishing

COLLISTER, Lauren B., KIRSCHNER, Jessica, BRADBURY, Michelle, DELIYANNIDES, Timothy S. and KEAR, Robin (2017) Altmetrics and Library Publishing. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 80 - Serials and Other Continuing Resources.

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Altmetrics and Library Publishing

Altmetrics are a valuable offering that can enhance the services provided by a library publishing program and attract potential publishing partners. This paper will describe the use of altmetrics in the 38 journals published by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, as part of its library publishing program. By using a widget from Plum Analytics, altmetrics from each journal article are displayed on abstract pages; furthermore, journal editors have access to a robust dashboard of metrics that allows editors, authors, and readers to access full information about the journal’s impact. Librarians who are part of a library publishing operation have a valuable role to play in training and supporting journal staff and users in the meaning and potential applications of altmetrics, which transforms altmetrics from a component of a publishing program to a service.

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