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Thursday, November 3 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Metrics, Meaning, and Context: Librarian Roles in Reporting Faculty Impact and Author Profile Curation

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Citation analysis can be used as a tool to report activity and impact for departmental annual reports, faculty promotion and tenure dossiers, campus-wide visibility initiatives, and beyond. At a STEM focused doctoral granting institution, librarians analyze citation metrics annually, gathering h-index numbers, citation numbers at varying intervals, and highest cited papers for each individual. Comparing three available citation tools, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar, librarians noticed many inconsistencies and variations. I plan to walk participants through this analysis process, highlight efficiencies, and point out problem areas.

Newer tools such as ResearchGate, Kudos, and Altmetrics are bringing more to the conversation about truly measuring impact, in addition to tools like SciVal, Pure, and Converis. There is a common problem of maintenance of effort and author identification. ORCiD has made great strides in many author identification areas, but there is more to be done to engage the faculty to populate their individual profiles.

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Jessica Clemons

Interim Director of College Libraries, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Thursday November 3, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401