Library Speaker Discusses Using Social Media to Measure Scholarly Impact

When: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: McKeldin Library : Special Events Room 6137
Event Type(s): Lecture

Jason Priem upends traditional methods of measuring scholarly impact by looking in new places such as Wikipedia and Twitter. Doing so promotes and rewards new forms of Web-native scholarship. Priem demonstrates that "altmetrics"-a term he coined-can inform conversations about what it means to impact scholarship today.

Priem is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill and will speak at McKeldin Library as part of a series exploring the future of research libraries.

Free and open to the public.

Website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/speakerseries

For more information, contact:
Eric Bartheld
+1 301 314 0964

lib.umd.edu




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