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Altmetrics, or “alternative metrics,” represent an emerging field of new methods for measuring the impact and usage of scholarly works. Based on the results of a faculty survey and a trial of providing altmetrics to articles in ScholarsArchive@OSU, the OSU Libraries are looking forward to using PlumX to provide article-level, and optionally institutional-level, altmetrics to all scholarly works produced by OSU researchers.

On February 2 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Willamette Rooms on the third floor of the Valley Library, Victor Castellanos from Plum Analytics will give a presentation about PlumX, a suite of programs that use modern metrics to help answer questions about research impact, engagement and visibility. The presentation will be followed with a live demo of the product and a Q&A session. 

Altmetrics have a number of advantages compared to citation-based measures including speed of accumulation, breadth of impact, and diversity of research products (software and videos). 

Plum Analytics, a division of EBSCO Information Services, designs a suite of programs called PlumX that tracks and gathers metrics in five different categories related to their usage, captures, mentions, social media and citations.  

The presenter has more than fifteen years of experience working with academic, corporate and medical libraries as well as offices of research and sponsored programs, and he has experience with funding opportunities software to locate financing for research and helping academic institutions promote research by providing bibliographic reference management tools. 

Grad students, get a jump start on your literature review planning by attending the Literature Review workshop January 19. Then, hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on January 20. You also won’t want to miss learning to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management on January 21. 

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Grad students, get a jump start on your literature review planning by attending the Literature Review workshop January 19. Then, hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on January 20. You also won’t want to miss learning to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management on January 21. 

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Grad students, get a jump start on your literature review planning by attending the Literature Review workshop January 19. Then, hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on January 20. You also won’t want to miss learning to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management on January 21. 

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Grad students, get a jump start on your literature review planning by attending the Literature Review workshop January 19. Then, hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on January 20. You also won’t want to miss learning to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management on January 21. 

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Take your Excel skills to the next level with Spreadsheet Best Practices on January 13. Then on January 14, explore Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced), an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources.

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Take your Excel skills to the next level with Spreadsheet Best Practices on January 13. Then on January 14, explore Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced), an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources.

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Take your Excel skills to the next level with Spreadsheet Best Practices on January 13. Then on January 14, explore Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced), an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources.

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Take your Excel skills to the next level with Spreadsheet Best Practices on January 13. Then on January 14, explore Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced), an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources.

View all the offerings in the library’s winter workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Oregon State University will be closed today, 4 January 2016.  This is due to the continued early morning sub-freezing weather in the Willamette Valley and the all-day closure of many nearby public services and schools. As a result, The Valley Library will also be closed on 4 January 2016.  Students and university employees are encouraged to check the OSU homepage for weather-related updates that may affect Tuesday's campus operations.  The library will reopen on 5 January 2015 at 7:30am, pending any additional weather-related delays or closures.

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