[Irtalk] Webinar: 6th November 2014 Joining the 'buzz': the role of social media in raising research visibility

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Thu Oct 30 13:24:18 SAST 2014

Dear Colleagues

Please join HELIG on Thursday 6 November 2014 at 2 pm for a webinar:

Joining the ‘buzz’ : the role of social media in raising research visibility:  Traditional bibliometric methods of evaluating academic research, such as journal impact factors and article citations, have been supplemented in the past 5-10 years by the development of altmetrics (alternative metrics/article level metrics). Altmetrics measures aspects of the impact of a work, such as references in data and knowledge bases, article views, downloads and mentions in social media and news media.

This webinar (based on a presentation of the same name at the LIASA conference on 24th September 2014) gives a brief background to altmetrics and demonstrates how Rhodes University, Grahamstown, librarians are using social media to raise the visibility of the research output of their institution.

Presented by Eileen Shepherd,  Principal Librarian, Science & Pharmacy, Rhodes University Library

Registration is essential:     http://goo.gl/forms/4h68XCWNL1

The link to access the webinar meeting room is provided in the confirmation of Registration.

*  Thank you to UCT Libraries for providing access to Adobe Connect  *

Kind regards
HELIG National Team.

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