Altmetrics: achieving and measuring success in communicating research in the digital age

Tracking scholarly digital footprints

Like many I communicate my scholarly research over multiple platforms in a range of activities that have now become routine for research-active academics. These include, for example:

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Bookings now open for the alt-metrics workshop at the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science summer school

Information Science Pathway logoA month ago I blogged that I was busy setting up a one day training course as part of the the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science summer school on behalf of the Information Science pathway. The details of this event, which takes place in Edinburgh on Thursday 20th June, are now live.

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ASIST2012 – and Hurricane Sandy

ASIST2012 logoASIST2012 was a conference experience like none other. I’d been so busy with my work that before I set off from Edinburgh for Baltimore last Saturday I hadn’t paid heed to the news reports of a hurricane about to hit the east coast of America. In fact, the first I heard of it was when I bumped into fellow UK academic Dr Christine Urquhart at the reception of the conference hotel. Thereafter we heard tale after tale of delegates who had abandoned their plans to come to the conference for fear of becoming stranded, and of others who had arrived, stayed a short while, then turned around again to head home before the hurricane hit. I had no option but to ride out the storm with the few delegates who actually made it to Baltimore and stuck it out.

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