Workshop: From Bibliometrics to Altmetrics: Current Challenges in the Measurement of Scholarly Activity

Dr. Vincent Larivière & Dr. Stephanie Haustein (University of Montreal)

Since the creation of the Science Citation Index in 1963, sociologists of science and information scientists have developed methodologies to quantify various aspects of scholarly activity based on papers and citations. The digital era, which makes it easier for knowledge to be diffused, accessed and used, has led to a diversification of the means for communicating scholarly information, but also increased the traces it leaves online—especially on social media. This workshop will provide an introduction to bibliometrics and to the new family of social media-based indicators of scholarly activity currently grouped under the umbrella term of “altmetrics”, emphasizing possibilities and limitations. 

A light lunch will be served at 11:45am in Rowe 3087.






Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave


no cost

Additional Information

Dr. Larivière will also be giving a public lecture on March 8th. Visit the Information Management Public Lecture Series page for further details. 


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