[Duraspace] Altmetrics: What they are and why they should matter to the library and information community | CILIP

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 12:03:55 SAST 2015

There are certain roles in the library and information profession that have
plenty to gain by becoming involved with altmetrics. Firstly those that
deal with journal subscriptions and hosting content in repositories can
gain a new insight into which journals and papers are being shared and
discussed via altmetrics. This becomes increasingly important when making
yearly subscription choices when journal and book funds are being
constantly squeezed.

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