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Altmetrics for Information Professionals by Kim Johan Holmberg

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Introduction

Abstract

The main goal of this book is to introduce altmetrics—what they are and how they can be used—to information professionals at academic libraries and other organizations involved and interested in research evaluation and science policy, as well as to students in these areas. The book starts by presenting some of the key ideas and innovations in earlier research that have been driving the evolution from bibliometrics to webometrics, and with the advent of social media to altmetrics.

Keywords: altmetrics, bibliometrics, scientometrics, informetrics, webometrics, social media, social media metrics, impact, research, scholarly communication, science, research assessment, evaluation

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