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Thursday, November 3
 

6:00pm

An Exploration of Bibliometric Network Visualizations and their Role in the Library
Visualizations based on bibliometric data can be used to map the the output of a faculty, department, or institution's impact and their collaborations with one another. As metrics of impact become more important, especially as grant funding agencies mandate the measurement of research impact and other similar outcomes, libraries and librarians face an opportune moment to develop services, skills, and relationships with university faculty and administrators using bibliometrics and visualizations.

This poster will demonstrate how North Carolina State University (NCSU) has recently developed capabilities in bibliometric network visualizations. Librarians at NCSU have worked with faculty and administrators to develop network graphs of scholarly output and collaboration of departments and institutes on campus. Some of the uses of the network graphs were to track the development and growth of a grant funded institute at NCSU and to determine the structure of a college's departments.

Attendees will learn how to use bibliometric data gathered from databases such as Web of Science and how to process and visualize this data using open source network visualization software such as Sci2 and Gephi. Different visualizations will also be demonstrated in order to compare and contrast the effectiveness of presenting such complex information. Lastly, attendees will learn how the visualization of bibliometric data can be applied to the context of the library, both in terms of the upskilling of librarians and the relationships built with faculty and administrators from providing this service.

Speakers
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James Cheng

NCSU Libraries Lois Madden Todd Fellow, NCSU Libraries


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

6:00pm

Metrics, Meaning, and Context: Librarian Roles in Reporting Faculty Impact and Author Profile Curation
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.

Speakers
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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
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401