Scholarship is increasingly moving online. As it does, scholarly impacts that were once invisible are beginning to leave traces -- things like conversations on Twitter, saves in reference managers, discussions on blogs, citations on Wikipedia, and more. Jason Priem notes that observing these traces may inform alternative metrics, or "altmetrics," of scholarly impact. These altmetrics can help track the influence of scholarship with unprecedented speed, breadth, and resolution. In particular, they help us move beyond the article, helping us value increasingly important and powerful new genres of scholarly products like blog posts, software, and datasets. This moves beyond the impact factor, letting us reward the observed impact of scholarly products themselves, across lots of different audiences and use types -- not just awarding the prestige of where they're published. Original webinar date = July 9, 2013.
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