• Exploring values-based (alt)metrics to enhance library services

    Author(s):
    Nicky Agate, Rebecca Kennison, Stacy Konkiel (see profile) , Christopher Long, Jason Rhody, Simone Sacchi
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Library and information science
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    World Libraries Information Congress 2017
    Conf. Org.:
    IFLA
    Conf. Loc.:
    Wrocław, Poland
    Conf. Date:
    August 2017
    Tag(s):
    altmetrics, library services, values, bibliometrics, evaluation
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KZ2T
    Abstract:
    This paper describes the HuMetricsHSS initiative, which calls for a major shift towards a values-based evaluation paradigm in academia and, by extension, academic libraries. HuMetricsHSS proposes that metrics only be used to measure a one’s progress towards embodying five core values that initial research suggests are central to all humanities and social science disciplines: Collegiality, Quality, Equity, Openness, and Community. This paper explores these values and their potential application to academic library services. How might “equity” be embodied in the context of collection management? Should “openness” be a prerequisite for supporting journals? Might new conceptions of “quality” better guide our services offered to faculty and students? Both traditional metrics (i.e., bibliometrics) and altmetrics’ applicability for these purposes are explored.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Conference proceeding    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 weeks ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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