The role of the librarian in measuring research impact

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Authors
Thornley, Clare
Issue Date
2014
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Dublin Business School
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Abstract
In recent years there has been a greater emphasis by research councils, and other bodies, on measuring the impact of research. This presentation examines the different ways in which impact can be measured and discusses the advantages and disadvantages impact measures such as citation analysis, bibliometrics and altmetrics. The role of the librarian in the assessment of impact factor is also discussed.