Library Workshop: Altmetrics and the Decoupled Journal: an endgame for Open Access
October 22, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Perkins Library, room 217
As the movement toward universal open access gathers momentum, the most salient OA questions are changing from “if” and even “when,” to “what will an OA world look like?” Is open access an incremental improvement, or will it lead to fundamental shifts in the way scholarship is communicated, filtered, and disseminated? In this talk, I’ll argue that the latter is the case: new ways of measuring scholarly impact on the social Web–”altmetrics”–will allow real-time, crowdsourced filtering of diverse scholarly products, leading to a new landscape of interoperable services that replace traditional journals. I’ll also demonstrate total-impact, an open-source tool for gathering altmetrics, and show how it can be used to promote OA, open data, and open source to faculty.
Event is free and open to the public.
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