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Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST) –
Presenter: Tara Brigham, MLIS, Medical Research Librarian, Winn Dixie Foundation Medical Library, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
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Summary: Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are forging a new way to capture the impact of not only articles, but also scholarly or research ”products” by tracking them when they are mentioned online, such as in blogs or social media platforms. While altmetrics have a lot of potential, there are also some limitations preventing their full acceptance alongside traditional citation metrics. In the presentation, we will review the basics of altmetrics and altmetric tools, discuss some possible concerns with this new metric, and explore various applications in libraries.
Presenter Bio: Tara Brigham graduated from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science and History. In 2007, she earned a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time in graduate school, she explored the specialties of medicine and law by taking part in a practicum at the Ebling Health Sciences Library and an independent study at the UW-Madison Law School Library. In 2009, she decided to give up the snowy winters of Minnesota and headed south to Florida, where a year later she became the Librarian and Supervisor of the Winn-Dixie Foundation Medical Library at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. Currently she is also the Secretary of the Florida Health Sciences Association.
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