We’re pleased to announce yet another altmetrics resource for librarians: ready-to-reuse altmetrics LibGuides!
As an academic librarian, I know how hard it can be to find and compile timely, trustworthy resources on a topic like altmetrics. That’s why I’ve created two altmetrics LibGuides, now available for reuse under a CC-BY 4.0 license.
These “Ultimate Guides to Altmetrics” can help researchers and librarians better understand the benefits to (and limitations of) altmetrics. They include:
Examples of ways that researchers have used altmetrics in their CVs and for tenure and grants
Up-to-date tutorials on finding citation counts and altmetrics for articles, books, data, software, and more
Detailed comparisons of Altmetric.com, Impactstory, and PlumX
Curated videos, handouts, presentations, and other librarian-created altmetrics outreach materials
These are among the most up-to-date, comprehensive altmetrics LibGuides currently available. Check them out, I think you’ll agree:
Reuse these LibGuides at your own library or pass them along to a colleague. And please do let me know if you have questions or suggestions for improvements (firstname.lastname@example.org).