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Altmetrics for Information Professionals by Kim Johan Holmberg

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3

The Future

Abstract

The third and final part of the book will start with a discussion about how altmetrics are created partly by researchers and partly by the public, how altmetrics can be detected and collected, and how they can be used to measure reach and impact. This final part of the book will envision possible directions of how to measure impact and how the indication of different levels of impact could be used in altmetrics. This part will continue by presenting some of the concerns with altmetrics. A possible concern related to altmetrics that will be discussed in this book is the possible unintentional and intentional gaming of the metrics that may occur and that may have a significant impact on the results from any analysis where ...

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