Recognising influence: helping authors of non-traditional research outputs evidence the reach and potential impacts of their work

Abstract

New technologies and the underlying scholarly structure mean that it is now easier than ever to track and report on the online activity surrounding scholarly articles. But how can these methods and tools be adapted to provide similar benefits for scholars who do not consider the journal article their primary form of output, and what challenges are associated with that? This poster will present some of the early developments in this area, and detail how the data might bring future benefits for researchers in a variety of disciplines.

Author Biography

Terry Bucknell, Digital Science

TERRY BUCKNELL is the Product Sales Manager for Digital Science's figshare and Altmetric products in the UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia. Terry was previously Electronic Resources Manager (and later Head of Collections, Content and Discovery) at the University of Liverpool. Prior to that he was Engineering Librarian at the University of Leeds.  Terry has a particular interest in improving the conduct and communication of research through the development and deployment of innovative tools, services and standards. He has served as a member of the UKSG and COUNTER Executive Committees, a member of the editorial board of The Serials Librarian, and on many publishers’ Library Advisory Boards.

Published
2016-10-19