Open Research

Altmetrics are Gaining Momentum in Higher Education

This article was first published in the Europe of Knowledge Blog and is based on a master thesis about Altmetrics at Danube University Krems and the University of Tampere. Are communties of attention a fruitful direction in open science? They are certainly discussed and seem to be on the rise in policy papers.

Altmetrics (alternative metrics)

Altmetrics are gaining momentum in higher education (Holmberg, 2016). This post is based on my master’s thesis (Fraumann, 2017) that explores the usage of altmetrics with a focus on research funding. Altmetrics track down and count the mentions of scholarly outputs in social media, news sites, policy papers, and social bookmarking sites. Then altmetrics data providers aggregate the number of mentions. This allows an observation of how many times research has been viewed, discussed, followed, shared, and downloaded.

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#CeDEM13 Day 2 morning, Workshop Open Research

Workshop, SE 0.3, 11–12.30

Open Research: Data Management and Policies in the Austrian national context

Michela Vignoli, Ross King

Open Research means open access to reasearch data and papers.

Michaela Vignoli shows the need to develop a new research culture that reflects current research work: distributed teams, digitised content, e-infrastructures, computer aided search and processing of data, online cooperation (“e-reserach”).

Open research is therefore a response to the developing research culture.

The universites in Austria have adopted the “green” OA path.

Invited Speakers:

  • Wolfgang Nedobity, Universities Austria;
  • Tomasz Miksa, TU Vienna;
  • Ross King, AIT. (more…)