On Tuesday, Oct. 20, UNM Libraries and the Office of Innovative Scholarly Initiatives offers an Open Access Week event titled “How to Get Your Research the Attention it Deserves.” This introduction to “altmetrics” will be held at 2 p.m. in the Frank Waters Room 105 in the West Wing of Zimmerman Library.

“Altmetrics” have evolved as a means of capturing statistics related to the discovery, distribution, and use of open access data and publications via social networks.The information session will also provide some practical information on how UNM faculty can use altmetrics to learn more about the impact of their research. The presenters are Jon Wheeler, UNM Libraries and Stacy Konkiel, Almetric.

In an ever-competitive research environment, how can you make your publications stand out? In this talk, experts from the UNM Libraries and Altmetric will share practical, simple, and free strategies for:

  • Making your research available to everyone who’s interested in it,
  • Getting the right people reading and sharing your work, and
  • Tracking the attention your research receives online

Spaces are limited, register today.

Jon Wheeler is a data curation librarian with UNM's College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences. His role in the Libraries' Research Data Services unit includes the development of research data ingest and packaging and archiving work flows. Prior to joining the College in 2012, Wheeler provided access services at the University of North Carolina at Asheville's Ramsey Library and served as an environmental records coordinator on a contract to the White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.

Stacy Konkiel is outreach & engagement manager at Altmetric, a data science company that helps researchers discover the attention their work receives online. She studies incentives systems in academia, research metrics, and disciplinary attitudes towards the idea of “impact”. Since 2008, she has worked at the intersection of open science, research impact metrics, and academic library services with teams at Impactstory, Indiana University & PLOS (Public Library of Science).

October 19-25 is International Open Access Week – a worldwide, grassroots promotion and celebration of open access and the free exchange of information. The theme this year is “Open for Collaboration:” Participants are encouraged to reach across organizational, institutional, and disciplinary boundaries to explore opportunities for facilitating access to the products of research and scholarly communication.