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.