Monday, December 29, 2008

Final Impact: What Factors Really Matter?

Columbia University Libraries. Information Services. Scholarly Communications Program / Fostering Innovation in Scholarly Communication /

Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication

Final Impact: What Factors Really Matter?

October 30 2008 / 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT/

Columbia University Medical Center / Hammer Health Sciences Center / 701 W. 168th Street / Room 401


A panel discussion on the debate about the best way to rank the importance and influence of scholarly publications.

Panelists:

  • Marian Hollingsworth, director of Publisher Relations at Thomson Reuters and former assistant director of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services [Start: 4:15]

  • Jevin West, an Achievement Awards for College Scientists Fellow at the University of Washington's Biology Department and head developer for Eigenfactor.org [Start: 20:10]

  • Johan Bollen, a staff researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the principal investigator of the MESUR project [Start: 61:45]

Columbia University Librarian Jim Neal introduces the talk [Start: 00:00]

A/V Available at

[http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/content/final-impact-what-factors-really-matter] [Duration: 106:02 minutes]

>>PDF/PPT Slides NOW Available [01-05-09]<<

Source

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2 comments:

GadgetMan said...

Didn't find the 3rd speaker that terribly interesting in relation to social network analysis. Sure he did co-citation analysis, gathered usage data, and applied network centrality, but I'm not sure what is the message that he was trying to say. To me, it seemed to be that he wanted to convey that usage data is also important way to cross-validate with citation data. It would be nice to see the PDF slides to make sense of what he was trying to say.

Gerry said...

GM/

You wish to review my full blog entry for the MESUR project at

[http://scholarship20.blogspot.com/2008/12/mesur-for-measure-metrics-from.html]

for more details, notably the links to Documentation and Publications.

/Gerry