More and more librarians are being called upon to help track and report on the outputs and impact of research. From a landscape of article and book citations, the vista has broadened to a range of research outputs, measures and applications.
That's the theme of a new infographic from Elsevier's Library Connect and Jenny Delasalle, a freelance consultant and librarian. It tells the story of how librarians are working with researchers and the research office to measure research impact and to explore the application of these measurements.
The librarians I shared it with at this week's Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference in Vancouver were enthusiastic about the exploration of issues around altmetrics and bibliometrics. The infographic has also reached more than 2,000 people in its first two days online.
You can download and share it here via Library Connect:
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Colleen DeLory is Editor of the Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and The Academic Executive Brief (@acadexecbrief). Before joining Elsevier in 2010, she worked in communications positions at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, where she started a faculty/staff news website. Her goal with Library Connect is to provide a forum in which librarians from around the world can share their thinking on broad and systemic issues, as well as practical, hands-on advice based on their own challenges and successes.