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Thursday, November 3 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Understanding the Wider Impact of Scholarly Research with New Metrics

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The last six years have seen an enormous explosion both in the availability of new metrics, and in the interest in emergent types of scholarly output. Altmetrics, socio-economic indicators and many other indicators are vying for your attention; funders and policy-makers are increasingly considering how to use metrics in their decision-making.

Are altmetrics are at risk of becoming just another number that faculty shoehorn into their tenure dossiers, selecting the numbers that make them look the best?

Our four speakers will present new ideas and approaches understanding issues of wider impact, which will be followed by a question and answer session.

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Heather Coates

Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian, Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Heather Coates is the Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian at the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship. She provides research data and research metrics services, manages the campus data repository, engages in research data policy development, and supports open research practices. In order to create a complete and durable scholarly record, Heather advocates for greater openness in research processes and equal access... Read More →
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William Gunn

Director of Scholarly Communications, Mendeley
Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his Ph.D in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University in 2008. His research involved dissecting the molecular mechanism of bone metastasis in multiple myeloma and resulted in a novel treatment approach... Read More →
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Helen Josephine

Head of the Engineering Library, Stanford University
Helen Josephine is the Head Librarian at the Terman Engineering Library at Stanford University. She is the subject liaison and bibliographer for the School of Engineering departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electrical Engineering, and Management Science and Engineering. She also offers workshops and consultation to all students and faculty on campus on citation management tools and research databases. She is the Stanford University... Read More →

Michael Taylor

Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science

Thursday November 3, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403