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March 2012 Topic

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments
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Title: METRICS FOR OPENNESS
Speaker: David Nichols, Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Where: Davis Library Room 214

When: Wednesday, March 14 from noon to 1 p.m.

Abstract: Metrics in information science have been largely based around publications and citations. The altmetrics proposal has highlighted that citations alone are inadequate for a holistic description of the impact of scholarly communication. This talk will present some further metrics to characterize research publications – emphasizing open access and open science.

Biography: David Nichols is a senior lecturer in Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research interests include digital libraries, usability and open source software. He co-authored (with Ian Witten and David Bainbridge) the textbook How to Build a Digital Library (2010, Second Edition) and is a member of the research group that develops Greenstone, a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections.