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Altmetrics for Information Professionals by Kim Johan Holmberg

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The Present

Abstract

In the second part the current altmetric research is presented. This part begins with an overview of scholarly communication on the web, its potential, and current status. This is followed by an overview of some of the sources of these new online metrics. The service providers or aggregators of altmetrics are briefly presented, followed by a discussion of the different stakeholders. There are many stakeholders connected to altmetrics, all of whom can use them somewhat differently and benefit from them in various ways. Some of the earlier research of altmetrics will be presented, research that has pushed the development of altmetrics forward and continues to push it as the web evolves and the way we use the web changes. ...

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