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#1amconf, Altmetrics and Raising the Visibility of One’s Research

Posted on 29 Sep 2014

1:AM, the First Altmetrics Conference As described in a post entitled Analytics Events: For Learning and For Research, the 1:AM conference, the first dedicated altmetrics conference took place in London last week. This was a fascinating conference, with lively discussion taking place at the conference and on the #1amconf Twitter back channel. The conference embraced event amplification […]

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Wikimedia and Metrics: A Poster for the 1:AM Altmetrics Conference

Posted on 25 Sep 2014

1:AM – time for an altmetrics conference! The 1:AM Altmetrics conference is being held in London today and tomorrow, 25-26th September. The aims of the conference are summarised on the conference web site. It particular I noted: We will be taking a closer look at how authors, readers, funders, publishers and institutions are beginning to integrate altmetrics […]

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#altmetrics, My Redundancy Post and the 1-9-90 Rule

Posted on 1 May 2013

Measuring Impact in the Digital Environment How do you assess the impact of digital content which has been published? This is a question which is very relevant in the higher education sector, where indications of success often cannot be reduced to financial indicators. It is a question which is particularly relevant to researchers who have […]

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The ‘Altmetrics everywhere – but what are we missing?’ #solo12impact Session

Posted on 10 Nov 2012

I’m looking forward to attending the session on “Altmetrics everywhere – but what are we missing?” which takes place on Monday at the SpotOn London (#SOLO12) conference. In a post entitled Altmetrics everywhere – but what are we missing? #solo12impact #solo12impact Alan Cann, the workshop co-facilitator, has provided a taster for the session.  In the post Alan […]

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Understanding the Limits of Altmetrics: Slideshare Statistics

Posted on 8 Nov 2012

About AltMetrics Cricketers like statistics, as we know from the long-standing popularity of Wisden, the cricketing almanack which was first published in 1854. Researchers have similar interests with, in many cases, their profession reputation being strongly influenced by statistics. For researchers the importance of citation data is now being complemented by a new range of metrics […]

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What Can Web Accessibility Metrics Learn From Alt.Metrics?

Posted on 25 Sep 2012

Research Report on Web Accessibility Metrics A W3C WAI Research Report on Web Accessibility Metrics, published on 30 August 2012, is currently open for review, with feedback requested by 30 September 2012. The introduction to the report describes how: Recently, a plethora of metrics has been released to complement the A, AA, and AAA Levels measurement […]

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Open Metrics for Open Repositories

Posted on 10 Jul 2012

Later today Nick Sheppard will present a paper entitled “Open Metrics for Open Repositories” at the Open Repositories 2012 conference. This paper, which was written my myself, Nick, Jenny Delasalle, Mark Dewey, Owen Stephens, Gareth Johnson and Stephanie Taylor, describes the importance of metrics for institutional repositories for a number of stakeholders, including funders at […]

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Open Metrics for Open Repositories

Posted on 27 Jun 2012

Title: Open Metrics for Open Repositories Authors: Kelly, B., Sheppard, N., Delasalle, J., Dewey, M., Stephens, O., Johnson, G. and Taylor, S. Conference:  Open Repositories 2012 Citation: Open Metrics for Open Repositories, Kelly, B., Sheppard, N., Delasalle, J., Dewey, M., Stephens, O., Johnson, G. and Taylor, S. Open Repositories 2012 Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. 9 – 13 July 2012. […]

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A Challenge to Web Accessibility Metrics and Guidelines: Enhancing Access to Slides

Posted on 19 Apr 2012

On Monday 16 April 2012 David Sloan presented our paper on A Challenge to Web Accessibility Metrics and Guidelines: Putting People and Processes First at the W4A 2012 conference. The slides David used were uploaded to Slideshare in advance of his talk, so that the remote audience watching the live video stream would be able […]

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Web Accessibility Metrics For A Post Digital World

Posted on 15 Apr 2012

Title: Web accessibility metrics for a post digital world Authors: Sloan, D. and Kelly, B. Citation: Sloan, D. and Kelly, B., 2011. Web accessibility metrics for a post digital world. In: RDWG Symposium on Website Accessibility Metrics, 5 December 2011, Online. DOI: Web Accessibility Metrics For A Post Digital World. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4655.2005 Author Details The co-authors of this paper are: David Sloan, University of Dundee […]

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A Challenge to Web Accessibility Metrics and Guidelines: Putting People and Processes First

Posted on 15 Apr 2012

Title: A Challenge to Web Accessibility Metrics and Guidelines: Putting People and Processes First Authors: Cooper, M., Sloan, D., Kelly, B. and Lewthwaite, S. Conference: W4A 2012: 9th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, 16-18 April 2012, Lyon Citation: Cooper, M., Sloan, D., Kelly, B. and Lewthwaite, S., 2012. A Challenge to Web Accessibility Metrics and Guidelines: Putting People and Processes First. In: W4A 2012: 9th International Cross-Disciplinary […]

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Personal Perspectives on How Metrics Can Influence Practice

Posted on 9 Apr 2012

A few days ago I favourited the following tweets from @lesleywprice: RT @LnDDave: Too many people focus on the metric instead of the impact < and its impact that matters otherwise what is the point#trainchat [source] RT @LnDDave: Too much of ROI is sterile data; use the data to help tell a better story < I like story […]

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Final Reports from UKOLN’s Evidence, Impact, Metrics Work

Posted on 21 Dec 2011

During 2010-11 I led UKOLN’s Evidence, Impact, Metrics work. The aim of this work was to identify best practices for gathering quantitive evidence and supporting metrics on the use of networked services to support institutional and project activities. An Evidence, Impact, Metrics blog was set up on the UKOLN Web site, but the usage statistics for the first […]

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Paper on Metrics Accepted

Posted on 5 Dec 2011

“How can metrics be developed that fulfill requirements such as validity, reliability, and suitability?” The Call for Papers was unambiguous about the important of metrics: The goal of this symposium is to bring researchers and practitioners together to scope the extent and magnitude of existing …. metrics, and to develop a roadmap for future research […]

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Metrics, This Time For Web Accessibility

Posted on 17 Oct 2011

Metrics For Web Accessibility A recent tweet from @LouWoodley alerted me to a post which described “Here is how you can game Klout“.  The post described how an automated bot seems to have been successful in gaining a high ranking on Klout.  A clear example of the limitations of automated use of metrics in order […]

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Bath is the University of the Year! But What if Online Metrics Were Included?

Posted on 14 Sep 2011

University of the Year For the first time in a long, long time last weekend I bought the Sunday Times.  The reason for this was to read the Sunday Time’s announcement that the University of Bath has been identified as the University of the Year. As someone who has worked and lived in Bath for […]

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Event Report: Metrics and Social Web Services Workshop

Posted on 18 Jul 2011

In this guest post, event amplifier Kirsty Pitkin reports on the key messages from the recent UKOLNeim workshop – Metrics and Social Web Services: Quantitative Evidence for their Use and Impact. Introduction In introducing the event, Brian Kelly emphasised that the aims were to explore ways of gathering evidence that can demonstrate the impact of […]

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Shhmoozing at Metrics and Social Web Workshop

Posted on 12 Jul 2011

On Monday I facilitated a workshop on “Metrics and Social Web Services: Quantitative Evidence for their Use & Impact ” which was held at the Open University. There were over 30 participants at the workshop with another 20 or so participants watching the live video stream and engaging in discussions on the video streaming channel or […]

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Plans for “Metrics and Social Web Services” Workshop on Monday

Posted on 7 Jul 2011

Supporting a Remote Audience On Monday 11th July I am facilitating a one-day workshop on “Metrics and Social Web Services: Quantitative Evidence for their Use & Impact ” which will be held at the Open University.  There has been a lot of interest in this workshop which I think is indicative in the perceived importance of […]

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Metrics and the Social Web Workshop: Booking Opens

Posted on 1 Jun 2011

UKOLN is organising a one-day workshop entitled “Metrics and Social Web Services: Quantitative Evidence for Their Use and Impact” which will be held at the Open University in Milton Keynes on Monday 11 July 2011.  The workshop will explore ways in which metrics related to the use of Social Web services can be employed in […]

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Metrics for Understanding Personal and Institutional Use of the Social Web

Posted on 19 May 2011

Tomorrow I am giving an invited presentation on “Metrics for Understanding Personal and Institutional Use of the Social Web” at a workshop 0n “Digital Impacts: How to Measure and Understand the Usage and Impact of Digital Content” which is being organised by the Oxford Internet Institute. The abstract for the event summarises the need to […]

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Conventions For Metrics For Event-Related Tweets

Posted on 15 Nov 2010

According to Summarizr there have been 6,927 tweets for the #altc2010 event hashtag, which compares with 4,735 tweets for the #altc2009 event. We can therefore conclude that there has been an increase of almost 50% in Twitter usage. Or can we? If we had carried out the analysis immediately after the event the numbers would […]

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Evidence, Even If Flawed, For Blog Metrics

Posted on 25 Jun 2010

I recently co-facilitated a one-day workshop on “Engagement, Impact, Value” which was organised jointly with Mimas.  The day explored ways in which JISC Services and projects could seek to engage with their users in order to maximise the impact of their services and demonstrate their value. The Government’s announcements of cuts across the public sector, […]

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Metrics For Measuring The Impact Of Blogs

Posted on 18 Mar 2009

I have an interest in approaches to measuring the impact of Web 2.0 services such as blogs – and this is an area of work which is being discussed with our funders, JISC and MLA. The conventional approach when engaged in such activities could be to carry out a  literature search (which of course these […]

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Revisiting Web Usage Metrics

Posted on 17 Mar 2008

I recently wrote a post on The UK Government and Web Metrics in which I described potential ambiguities in reporting on the usage of Government Web sites. In a comment on the post Phil Wilson oberved that This extract from Hansard only really tells me one thing: there isn’t a government-wide standardised hit-tracking/visitor analysis scheme.  That’s true […]

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The UK Government and Web Metrics

Posted on 12 Mar 2008

Spotted recently on Hansard (25 Feb 2008): Departmental ICT Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many hits the (a) most popular website and (b) least popular website run by his Department has received since 1 January. [162286] Mr. Lammy:The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills corporate website […]

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Further Thoughts On Blog Metrics

Posted on 3 Jun 2007

In response to a recent post on “Blogging And Learning From One’s Peers” I received a comment from Wendell Dryden who asked: Is popularity and/or hit counting a measure of good practice? Asked another way: what’s the objective of the blog, and did it reach that objective? That’s a good question – and one which […]

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Metrics For Measuring The Effectiveness Of Blogs

Posted on 29 Jan 2007

Do We Need Blog Metrics? The TASI blog recently described how the JISC-funded TASI service had been found to be the top performer among the JISC Advisory Services, based on a JISC-funded Value For Money report. In light of such surveys we might therefore expect cost-benefit analyses of services such as blogs to be included […]

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IWMW 2017: The Workshops and Master Classes

Posted on 30 May 2017

IWMW 2017 A recent post published on this blog summarised the plenary sessions at the IWMW 2017 event which will be held at the University of Kent on 11-13 July. The theme of this year’s event, the 21st Institutional Web Management Workshop event, is “It’s The End Of The Institution As We Know It (And We […]

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Call For Submissions for IWMW 2015

Posted on 6 Mar 2015

About IWMW A year ago, in a post entitled “Call For Submissions for IWMW 2014” I reviewed the history of IWMW, the Institutional Web Management Workshop series which was launched in 1997 and, from 1997 to 2013, provided the main annual event organised by UKOLN in its role as a national JISC-funded Innovation Support Centre. […]

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Sharing Project Practices: the LACE Compendium

Posted on 19 Feb 2015

Open Practices Covered in this Blog I have written a number of posts on various aspects of openness since this blog was launched back in 2007, with posts in recent months covering topics such as protocols to support open services (“OpenSocial and the OpenSocial Foundation: Moves to W3C“); the implications of open licences (“Flickr and Creative Commons; […]

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