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How Mendeley illuminates a broader definition of impact. William Gunn, Ph.D. Head of Academic Outreach Mendeley @ mrgunn. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3555-2054. ...and aggregates research data in the cloud. Install Mendeley Desktop. Mendeley extracts research data….

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How Mendeley illuminates a broader definition of impact

William Gunn, Ph.D.

Head of Academic Outreach

Mendeley

@mrgunn

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3555-2054


...and aggregates research data in the cloud

Install Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley extracts research data…

Collecting rich signals

from domain experts.


Cloud Library

Work

Mobile

Home







New forms of discovery
New forms of discovery

  • Mendeley Suggest

    • personalized recommendations based on reading history

  • related articles

    • relatedness based on document similarity

  • recommender frameworks

    • implement recommendations as a service

  • third-party recommender services

    • serve niche audiences




Connecting researchers

Import

Search

Read

Annotate

Organize

Write


Data we collect
Data we collect

  • Metadata about the paper

    • title, author, tags, annotations, reads, shares, groups

  • Metadata about the researcher

    • discipline, educational status, country, papers they’ve authored, presentations, expertise



Defining readership
Defining readership

  • Each document addition is a “read”

  • stamped with metadata describing the context of the read event

  • a read is like a citation, but faster and captures more





Readership vs citations
Readership vs. citations

  • it comes with a payload of metadata

  • it accrues faster

  • it illuminates previously hidden impact


Altmetrics show broader impact
altmetrics show broader impact

http://arxiv.org/html/1203.4745v1



Altmetrics show broader impact1
altmetrics show broader impact

http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Apr-13/AprMay13_Lin_Fenner.html


Issues to be addressed
Issues To Be Addressed

  • Identity

  • Privacy

  • Attribution

  • Gaming

  • Filtration

standards/

best practice


What would people build if they could get the data
What would people build if they could get the data?

  • Impact Story – get credit for all your work

  • PLOS ALM – article-level metrics for papers

  • Plum Analytics – bespoke analytics for libraries (EBSCO)

  • Altmetric.com – altmetrics for publishers. (Digital Science)


www.mendeley.com

[email protected]

@mrgunn


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