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March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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What's Needed in Standards for AltMetrics? It Takes a Village.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM–4:45 PM CDT
Room 203
Conference Track

6. Scholarly Communication


altmetrics, measurement of scholarly impact

Learning Objectives

Better understand the types of criteria that members of the scholarly community apply to assessing the new forms of scholarly metrics, "altmetrics."  ,  Contribute their own experiences and perspectives to a community project intended to advance trust and acceptance of an important new form of scholarly assessment. 


The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has undertaken a two-phase initiative to study, propose, and develop community-based standards or recommended practices in the field of alternative metrics. The project, multi-year in scope, will gather input from expert stakeholders and present it to the wider community to refine and prioritize. 


Nettie Lagace, NISO
Todd Carpenter, NISO