HEFCE Metrics: A one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick

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Metrics and the assessment of research quality and impact in the Arts and Humanities

A one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick, as part of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment.

Date: Friday 16th January 2015 (10:30 to 16:30)

Location: Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The workshop will have the following objectives:

1. Offering a clear overview of the progress to date in the development of metrics of relevance to arts and humanities to date and persisting challenges.

2. Exploring the potential benefits and drawbacks of metrics use in research assessment and management from the perspective of disciplines within the arts and humanities.

3. Generating evidence, insights and concrete recommendations that can inform the final report of the independent metrics review.

The workshop will be attended by several members of the metrics review steering group, academics and stakeholders drawn from across the wider HE and research community.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof. Jonathan Adams, King’s College London
  • Prof. Geoffrey Crossick, AHRC Cultural Value Project and Crafts Council
  • Prof. Maria Delgado, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Clare Donovan, Brunel University
  • Dr Martin Eve, University of Lincoln and Open Library of Humanities
  • Prof. Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research, AHRC
  • Dr Alis Oancea, University of Oxford
  • Dr Ernesto Priego, City University London
  • Prof. Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton (member of the HEFCE review steering group)
  • Prof. Evelyn Welch, King’s College London

Please register here.

En mi Día de HD: Angelina Jolie, Transexuales y Supervivencia

[Reblogged from/reblogueado de http://dhd2013.filos.unam.mx/ernestopriego/2013/05/29/angelina-jolie-transexuales-y-supervivencia/]

¿Qué hice hoy? Entre otras cosas (entre las cuales siempre se cuenta contestar unos 50 mensajes de correo electrónico al menos, todos de trabajo) me propuse intentar hacer una “infográfica” de un reporte que hice con el Altmetric Explorer sobre artículos académicos que mencionan la palabra “mastectomía” en el título.

Cuando se anunció en la prensa que Angelina Jolie había optado por la mastectomía doble como medida preventiva, hice un reporte inicial esperando poder comparar en el futuro si el interés público por el tema causaba o la aparición de nuevos artículos académicos o nuevas menciones en línea de artículos académicos previamente publicados sobre la mastectomía. Ese reporte inicial quedó congelado en el tiempo en un archivo fijo que subí a Figshare, aquí:

“All articles with keywords ‘mastectomy’ mentioned anytime (Altmetric Explorer Report)”. Ernesto Priego. figshare.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.703162 Accesado el 16:32, May 29, 2013 (GMT)

Hoy con el nuevo reporte que hice noté que dicho y hecho un nuevo artículo con “Angelina Jolie” en el título había hecho su aparición no sólo entre los diez más mencionados sino entre los tres más mencionados.

La itención fue ver qué tan rápido podía armar una infográfica para compartir en línea (no para imprimirse, es decir en baja resolución y hecha con software gratuito en línea) con estos nuevos datos. Me tomó buena parte de la mañana y mi computadora falló varias veces en el proceso. Al final no quedó como me hubiera gustado pues se fueron algunos errores menores de redacción y de puntuación, pero bueno, se comparte abiertamente de buena fe y quien quiera enmdendar o hacer mejor las cosas para eso se comparte con licencia de CC- Atribución.

La infográfica se puede bajar acá:

Mastectomy: Scientific Articles Most Mentioned Online (Infographic). Ernesto Priego. figshare.

Retrieved 16:38, May 29, 2013 (GMT)

“Exploring the Conversation”: CAS Digital Humanities Seminar, Nottingham

University of Nottingham On Wednesday 6th March 2013 from 1PM I’ll present at the CAS Digital Humanities Seminar at the University of Nottingham. The title of my presentation is Exploring the Conversation: Alt-Metrics and Scholarly Uses of Social Media.”

I love Nottingham and I’m looking forward to visit again.

At Roehampton: Digital Dissemination of Scholarship

University of RoehamptonOn Thursday 28th February 2013 my colleague Susan Greenberg and I will participate in an internal colloquium for students of the University of Roehampton’s Graduate School.

We will go from “where we are now” to “where we could be”, and will focus not only on digital dissemination of scholarship, but on “how to make it count”.

Susan and I will refer to our own experience as researchers to describe the far-reaching changes taking place in the way that scholars collaborate with each other and communicate with a wider public. Using recent case studies, we will look at repositories, open access journals, blogs, social media and alt-metrics.

At LSE Impact of Scoial Sciences: Alt-metrics, Digital Opportunity and Africa

Social Sciences blog bannerToday the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog republished my “Alt-metrics, Digital Opportunity and Africa” Altmetric blog post. You can read it here.

Many thanks to the editorial team of the LSE Impact blog for republishing the piece and therefore opening it up to a different audience, and to Altmetric for having commissioned the original post.

At Altmetric: On Digital Opportunity and Africa

Altmetric AfricaMy new post at Altmetric is guided by the concept of digital opportunity. I take a quick look at some research on the uptake of ICTs and social media in Africa and link to and comment on Altmetric details of two articles on Africa we located through the Altmetric Explorer.

As a Latin American I have always been wary of the risk of mis-representation in research on developing nations which is carried out from a developed-nation perspective. On the one hand I believe we always function from specific positions that enable us or disable us, empower us or disempower us; on the other hand I believe it is possible to at least try to recognise all that we can’t possibly know given those positions. In other words this is to say that this is a post that was very difficult to write for me. I attempted to back up any claims with the consulted research and to offer a balanced, yet accessible perspective. It is a blog post, not a research paper, so what I can and cannot do is also determined by it.

I would like to thank Euan Adie at Altmetric for his patient critical feedback, Tomi Oladepo, (Researcher on Digital Public Sphere, University of Warwick) for her kind help locating some bibliography and to Julie Soleil Archambault (Departmental Lecturer in African Anthropology, Oxford University) for answering my questions.

At Altmetric: Insights from “The Individual and Scholarly Networks”

Insights from “The Individual and Scholarly Networks”On Tuesday 22 January I attended an online seminar titled “The Individual and Scholarly Networks: A two-part seminar on Building Networks and Evaluating Network Relationships.”

I have shared my notes, here.

At Altmetric: Fieldwork: Apples and Oranges? Online Mentions of Papers About the Humanities

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At Altmetric, my new Fieldwork post looks at online mentions of papers about the humanities… I also wonder if apple and oranges can be compared… take a look here.

At the LSE Impact blog and Open Access Now


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My Altmetric blog post on the LSE Future of Academic Impact conference (7 December 2012) was  published as “Editor’s Choice” at Open Access Now (11 December 2012).

It was also published by the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog under the title “A new paradigm of scholarly communications is emerging: A report from the Future of Impact conference” (12 December 2012).

With many thanks to both publications and to Altmetric for allowing the reblogging of the piece.

For another report on the LSE event, see Dr David McGillivray’s Storify, “Narrating impacts in the Arts & Humanities” (12 December 2012).