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Using Altmetrics as an Engineering Faculty Outreach Tool

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Engineering Libraries: Extending Our Outreach

Tagged Division

Engineering Libraries

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/p.27127

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https://peer.asee.org/27127

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280

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Megan R Sapp Nelson Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Megan Sapp Nelson is Associate Professor of library sciences at Purdue University Siegesmund Engineering Library. She serves as a liaison to Civil Engineering and related departments in the schools of Engineering, Technology, and Science.

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Abstract

Engineering faculty members are increasingly looking at the pros and cons of the number of research communication tools that are available but are overwhelmed by the variety and lack of evidence that the tools will have a positive influence on research impact, promotion, and tenure. Engineering faculty are drawn to altmetrics for a more complete picture of real world impact while simultaneously dubious of the validity of these emerging measures. This paper reviews the literature on altmetric tools, identifies the existing tools, as well as pros and cons of using those tools. The author investigates how the tools can be used to create an outreach service for faculty members in engineering that supports early career faculty to strategically design an online presence for research impact.

Sapp Nelson, M. R. (2016, June), Using Altmetrics as an Engineering Faculty Outreach Tool Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27127

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