Scholars Seek Better Ways to Track Impact Online

(…) An approach called altmetrics—short for alternative metrics—aims to measure Web-driven scholarly interactions, such as how often research is tweeted, blogged about, or bookmarked. “There’s a gold mine of data that hasn’t been harnessed yet about impact outside the traditional citation-based impact,” says Dario Taraborelli, a senior research analyst with the Strategy Team at the Wikimedia Foundation and a proponent of the idea. (http://chronicle.com/article/As-Scholarship-Goes-Digital/130482/) Voir également le site de Total-Impact (http://total-impact.org/about)