2:AM Schedule Wednesday 7th October 2015

Session details
Wednesday 7th October 2015

9:00 – 9:30: Registration

9:30 – 9:45: Welcome to the conference

9:45 – 11:00: Standards in altmetrics

Chair: Fiona Murphy, Senior Associate at Maverick Publishing Specialists

Geoff Bilder, CrossRef
Zohreh Zahedi, CWTS-Leiden University
Challenges in altmetric data collection: are there differences among different altmetric providers/aggregators?
Martin Fenner, NISO
Gregg Gordon, SSRNAltmetric Data Integrity is not a Game

11:00 – 11:20: Coffee break

11:20 – 12:35: Altmetrics in the library
Chair: Martijn Roelandse, Manager Publishing Innovation at Springer Science+Business Media

Stacy Konkiel (Altmetric.com) & Sarah Sutton (Emporia State University) – Using altmetrics for collection development and other duties in US academic libraries
Kristi Holmes, NWU – Understanding impact through alternative metrics: developing library-based assessment services
Wouter Gerritsma, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Altmetric opportunities for libraries
Alenka Princic, TU Delft Library, Netherlands – Alternative metrics at Dutch university libraries

12:35 – 13:35: Lunch (& Posters)

13:35 – 14:20: Science outreach – the good, the bad, and the pointless (keynote)

Chair: Ian Mulvany, Head of technology for eLife

Simon Singh – Science outreach – the good, the bad, and the pointless
Simon Singh will be presenting the keynote talk at this year’s conference. Simon is a science writer and former TV producer, who joined the BBC in 1991. Before becoming a science journalist, he completed a PhD in particle physics at the University of Cambridge. His talk, Science Outreach – the good, the bad and the pointless will look at the range of science outreach activities, and ask what sort of activities might have an impact, and which are a complete waste of time, money and effort.

14:20 – 15:05: Science outreach – the good, the bad, and the pointless (panel discussion)

Chair: Ian Mulvany, Head of technology for eLife

Simon Singh – Simon Singh is a science writer and former TV producer, who joined the BBC in 1991. Before becoming a science journalist, he completed a PhD in particle physics at the University of Cambridge.
Neuroskeptic – Neuroskeptic is a pseudonymous blogger for Discover Magazine and PLOS Neuroscience. He/she/they write about neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry through a skeptical lens.
Lucy van Hilten

15:05 – 15:25: Coffee break

15:25 – 16:40: Altmetrics as indicators of economic and social impact

Chair: Euan Adie, Founder of Altmetric.com

Anup Kumar Das, Jawaharlal Nehru University – Altmetrics and the Changing Societal Needs of Research Communications at R&D Centres in an Emerging Country: A Case Study of India
Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University – Evolving altmetrics to capture impact outside the academy
Lauren Ashby (SAGE) & Mathias Astell (Nature Publishing Group) – The Empty Chair at the Metrics Table: Discussing the absence of educational impact metrics, and a framework for their creation
Prof Theng Yin Leng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – Altmetrics: Rethinking and Exploring New Ways of Measuring Research Outputs
Rodrigo Costas, (CWTS-Leiden University, the Netherlands) & Stefanie Haustein (Université de Montréal, Canada) – Citation theories and their application to altmetrics

16:30 – 17:40: Workshop Sessions

Library chair: Jennifer Lin, CrossRef

17:40 – 19:00: Drinks reception

 

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