Dates: 6-7 September 2018
Dates: 6-7 September 2018
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Day 1: Theory. Room [MI133]. This will introduce the new theoretical model of alternative indicators and describe methods to evaluate indicators. Attendees have the option to submit a short abstract to give a short presentation on their own relevant work, if accepted. Day 1 is mainly aimed at active researchers (University of Wolverhampton, 10am-5pm).
Towards a network of Usage Statistics Hubs on a global level: Dimitris Pierrakos from Athena Research Center, Greece and Jochen Schirrwagen from Bielefeld University, Germany.
Usage Statistics indicators about publications and data from science and research are an important complement to other (traditional and
alternative) bibliometric indicators to provide a comprehensive and recent view of the impact of such resources but also about their authors, institutions and the platforms themselves. These statistics take into account different levels of information: the usage of data sources, the usage of individual items in the context of their resource type and the usage of individual web resources or files. They are tracked and collected from publisher platforms but also Open Access repositories. In our presentation we will address key challenges such as the standardization of usage indicators driven by initiatives like COUNTER, and the aggregation of usage statistics in combination with the de-duplication of the bibliographic record metadata. We will discuss the formation of a network of usage statistics hubs in the frame of the OpenAIRE-Advance project (https://www.openaire.eu/advance). OpenAIRE will do this in collaboration with other usage statistics service providers worldwide, among them IRUS-UK, IRUS-US, IRUS-ANZ, LA-Referencia. Such a network of Usage Statistics nodes will not only collect but also enable the distribution and access of the statistical information.
Day 2: Practice. Room [MI133]. This will start with an overview of a range of alternative indicators and will then introduce Webometric Analyst, a free software suite that gathers data for many alternative indicators and calculates advanced indicators for them. This will be followed by practical workshop sessions during which attendees will use the software to gather alternative indicator data and calculate and benchmark indicator values. This course will demonstrate how to gather and calculate indicators (benchmarked in the sense of field and year normalised) using free web-based data for commercial impact (patents), educational impact (syllabus mentions, PowerPoint mentions), informational impact (Wikipedia citations) and grey literature impact. Altmetric.com's free research data will also be mentioned. Attendees can bring their own data in order to calculate a range of web indicators for it on the day.
Folder with presentation files and data.
Dates: September 6 and 7, 2018 (Thursday and Friday).
Location: University of Wolverhampton, in Wolverhampton city centre.
Course lecturers: Mike Thelwall and Kayvan Kousha of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton.
Recommended reading: Thelwall, M. (2017). Web indicators for research evaluation: A practical guide. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool. [An overview of all the steps needed from data collection to analysis and interpretation for web indicators, including practical advice.]
Computing and data: You will be provided with a Windows PC for the workshop but can choose to use your own Windows laptop if you prefer. Wolverhampton supports eduroam Wifi access. If you bring your own data (sets of records of research publications) then you will get the chance to use it.
Food: We hope to provide food, including vegetarian options.
Application: Please email Mike Thelwall m dot thelwall at wlv.ac.uk with your name, affiliation, and reason for attending (1 sentence). Include a title and 200 word abstract if you would like to make a brief presentation on day 1.
Accommodation: The cheapest option is probably the Redwings Lodge Hotel just round the corner (possibly a bit noisy though). Alternatively there is the Premier Inn by the train station. For student accommodation people please contact AccommodationServices@wlv.ac.uk individually to book places but these can be quite expensive compared to the hotels and are only worth trying if you are staying for a bit longer.
Getting to Wolverhampton: If you are flying to the UK, the nearest airport is Birmingham International. Trains from the airport to Wolverhampton take about 50 minutes. Trains from Heathrow or Gatwick take about 3-4 hours and trains from Manchester Airport take about 2 hours. Wolverhampton University is in Wolverhampton city centre, in City Campus Wulfruna (South). It is a five minute walk from the railway station (Walk straight ahead over the bridge, across two sets of traffic lights and turn right down an alleyway just after the art gallery/museum).
Other topically related workshops and conferences:
CWTS Scientometrics Summer School (CS3) in Leiden, July 30 – August 3, 2018.
The European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss) in Vienna 23 - 28 July 2018.
The STI 2017 conference Leiden 12-14 September 2018.
The 5AM altmetrics conference ???.