Introduction to Scholarly Metrics

Scheduled Dates

January 20, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST (Register Now)

Course Description
Status: 

This course will provide an introductory overview of tried-and-true bibliometric indicators, including citation-based metrics such as Journal Impact Factor and h-Index. We will also cover the web-based metrics known as alternative or altmetrics. Scholarly metrics is a rapidly evolving field, so we will also identify some newer bibliometrics and altmetrics tools.

Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Academic and Research Librarians (government, R&D, non-profits)
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives

Students will come away from the workshop being able to:

  • Identify basic bibliometric and altmetric indicators used in research evaluation processes
  • Generally explain the data underpinnings of altmetrics versus bibliometrics
  • Locate and use sources for scholarly metrics available for free on the World Wide Web
  • Use scholarly metrics appropriately and responsibly
  • Know emerging trends in scholarly metrics and scholarly communication
Homework Expectations
  • Students will be asked to complete a “treasure hunt” worksheet after attending the webinar presentation.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Instructor
Elaine Lasda - learning@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130.00
Non-member Fee: 
$155.00