This post looks at traditional bibliometric indicators for impact evaluation, as well as newer digital indicators such as altmetrics and how they show clear signs of being accurate and valuable as a set of measurements for a much wider impact.
Following the previous post, we complete the list of the 10 most valuable metrics to help evaluate the library collection, to ensure that the materials are delivering value to the institution as a whole.
Christine Stamison revisits the topic of publishers 'big deals', their bundled journal packages. Following on from an article in 2012 in Serials Review, Christine reviews the topic and presents additional commentary from librarians on the matter.
We look at a summary of three potential uses that libraries might make of altmetric data in this post, and attempt to show that considered use of this data can help advance several functions of the library.
Search is a necessary activity when dealing with digital content on the internet, so what are the merits of the different search engine types available for academic content? We look at federated search versus index search in this post.