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Thursday, November 8 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Why should we care about metrics for OA books?

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How, and why, are researchers engaging with the reach and impact of their OA books? In this panel discussion we will reflect on the findings from a roundtable discussion we held with researchers, librarians, and the publishing/scholarly communications community. We will explore how researchers engage with metrics: where they access them, and what counts in their view as an important measure (quantitative and qualitative). What do they do with this evaluation, and how does it benefit them in their work and career? We will also explore the challenges in providing robust metrics from both a publisher and scholarly communications service perspective, opening up a dialogue on responsible metrics, and the collaboration opportunities for our industry to improve the availability of impact measurement for OA book authors.

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John Blosser

Head, Acquisitions, Northwestern University
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Ros Pyne

Head of Policy & Development, Open Research, Springer Nature
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Erich van Rijn

Director of Journals & Open Access, University of California Press
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Sara Rouhi

Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Altmetric and Dimensions, Digital Science
Sara Rouhi is Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Dimensions with responsibility for education and outreach in the US and Canada for both Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform and Digital Science’s alternative metrics company, Altmetric. She... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center