PART 3: Measuring Impact: Redefining Scholarly Value Through New Data
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EVENT TIME & DATE: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
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Scholars are looking beyond traditional metrics to show the impact their work can have in the online world, while publishers are looking to show more value for their content. This has led to looking at other sources of data to determine other ways to consider value. This webcast will highlight the work scholars and organizations are doing around alternative metrics and article-level use to expand the definition of the impact of scholarly exchange.
Gregg Gordon – President and CEO, Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Gregory J. Gordon is President and CEO of Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is focused on the high quality, rapid, electronic dissemination of scholarly research at the lowest possible cost – Tomorrow’s Research Today.
The leading scholarly, social science repository in the world, SSRN provides a variety of electronic distribution and related services to help scholars create innovative research. More importantly, SSRN works with researchers to reduce the time needed to find relevant material, provide easy access to a broad array of interdisciplinary content, and significantly accelerate the cycle of research. Its eLibrary database has 520,000 papers from over 240,000 authors and users have downloaded 71,000,000 full text papers since inception.
Prior to helping Michael C. Jensen found SSRN in 1994, he worked at KPMG and entrepreneurial companies in technology and health care. Gregg speaks around the world and writes regularly about research, scholarly metrics and the changes needed to create innovative research faster.
Jason Priem - Co-founder, ImpactStory
Jason Priem is the co-founder of ImpactStory, an open-source altmetrics webapp supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He coined the term altmetrics to describe the growing suite of research impact indicators based on online usage and discussion. Since then Jason has helped build the research field growing up around altmetrics, organizing the first two altmetrics workshops, as well as publishing and speaking widely on the topic. Jason has worked as a teacher, graphic designer, and programmer, and has contributed to several successful open-source software applications.
Bonnie Tijerina - Head of Electronic Resources and Serials, Harvard Library
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