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Altmetrics Tools and Software
ImpactStory is a nonprofit Web application created by Jason Priem and Heather Piwowar and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Scholars upload their articles, datasets, software repositories, and other products to ImpactStory using Google Scholar, ORCID, or DOI lists. ImpactStory then gathers and reports both altmetrics and traditional citations for each product.
figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.
figshare allows users to upload any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow.
ASIS&T Bulletin, April/May 2013
Altmetrics: What, Why and Where? // The Power of Altmetrics on a CV // Open Access and Altmetrics: Distinct but Complementary // Ask Not What Altmetrics Can Do for You, But What Altmetrics Can Do for Developing Countries // New Opportunities for Repositories in the Age of Altmetrics // The Many Faces of Article-Level Metrics // Five Challenges in Altmetrics: A Toolmaker’s Perspective // Are Alternative Metrics Still Alternative?
"No one can read everything. We rely on filters to make sense of the scholarly literature, but the narrow, traditional filters are being swamped. However, the growth of new, online scholarly tools allows us to make new filters; these altmetrics reflect the broad, rapid impact of scholarship in this burgeoning ecosystem. We call for more tools and research based on altmetrics."
Article-Level Metrics -- A SPARC Primer, delving into Article-Level Metrics (ALMs)
"Today [April 16, 2013] SPARC released a new community resource, Article-Level Metrics -- A SPARC Primer, delving into Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) an emerging hot topic in the scholarly publishing arena. Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) are rapidly emerging as important tools to quantify how individual articles are being discussed, shared, and used. This new SPARC primer is designed to give campus leaders and other interested parties an overview of what ALMs are, why they matter, how they complement established utilities and metrics, and how they might be considered for use in the tenure and promotion process."