An introduction to altmetrics for librarians, researchers and academics

« (…)The book looks at how altmetrics came about and their connection back to the first rumblings of the social web at the start of this century. It also looks at traditional research metrics and the wider use of bibliometrics before moving to the present day and tools like Altmetric.com, Impactstory and Mendeley. It is part practical, part theoretical and acts as a guide for LIS professionals and researchers who may have varying degrees of expertise on the topics of metrics, altmetrics, social media, mobile working and open peer review.  (…) »