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More scholars have turned to the Web to share ideas and comment on research studies through social media. Although these online interactions may contribute to research assessment, they are not accounted for by traditional impact metrics. To address this new scholarly communication landscape, some academics have asserted the importance of alternative metrics (altmetrics).

The University of Kentucky Libraries celebrated Open Access Week 2013 with a panel discussion about altmetrics:

#Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media
Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-4:30 pm

We also hosted a group viewing of an interview of Dr. Peter Suber, Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University, on Wednesday, October 23.

For more information about altmetrics and open access, please refer to the Impact Metrics Research Guide and the Open Access Research Guide.

Browse the contents of #Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media:

Open Access Week 2013 Events