- Educational background
skills (if applicable)
- What is
the area of most unrealized potential for ALMs (for science, scholarly
- What do
you hope we as a community can achieve by the end of the workshop?
- M.S.P.H. in health care administration
- Executive Director, Health Research Alliance
- Business Studies (specialization in Global Market Research)
- Publishing (Law; Science/Medicine) - on team PLOS for 8 years!
- Improved content filtering for users - helping them to decide what to read through accurate measurement of reach and impact.
- A better understanding of the needs of different parts of the community – publishers, funders, institutions, developers, authors and researchers
- PhD in computational biology
and postdoc in quantitative social science
- Senior scholar at the
- Coding, mathematical modeling
- Recommendation engines for related and intriguing
- Building more of a community
- Degree in Biochemistry, PhD in Bioinformatics (Molecular Evolution)
- Postdoc at UCSF, Starting Jan 2013 group leader at EMBL-EBI Cambridge,UK
- Sorting/Ranking of articles, personalized recommendation engines, scientific merit
- Learn other points of view on how altmetrics might be useful and how best to make use of this new source of information.
- PhD in Underwater Holography
- Career academic publisher
- Excel. Finding broken functionality
- Have it be used for tenure decisions
- Something like the “Budapest Declaration” but for ALMs. Some clear idea about what items are still missing from all the offerings (e.g. news media coverage), and an idea of how to build it. A discussion about predictive metrics (on day of publication, what is the ALM that replaces Impact Factor). An advocacy plan that rocks
- BA Physics Princeton, PhD Population Biology UC Davis. (http://carlboettiger.info/vita.html)
- R, XML, HTML, RDFa, data analysis
- Metrics for assessing reproducible research
- Strengthen connections within the altmetrics community
- BS Cognitive Science, (currently enrolled) SFSU EMBA
- I.T. Director at PLOS
- Infrastructure, systems administration, database architecture, and a heaping of rusty coding skills that can be brought to bear when needed.
- Demonstrating the "real impact" of altmetrics by tracking and visualizing the network of tweets made on a research article.
- Build relationships to raise awareness of almetrics.
- Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University, rOpenSci
- Programming: R, API consumption in R
- As the semantic web becomes a reality, put altmetrics into context
- Commit to use open source ALM data providers, and make ALM data open access
- 4 degrees ranging from Psychology, media, Librarianship and a PhD
- Always research and digital content, but across business,
government, academia. Including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture, funds
management, Monash University and Queensland University of Technology.
- Are somewhat lacking.....
- I'm trying to ascertain the total number of CC
licensed materials (at highest granularity possible) in existence
worldwide. Any help would be appreciated. Also digital literacy.
- Greater awareness of metrics tools amongst the
communities we represent - what they do, what the results mean and how
individuals can use them. Ensure any best practices in ALMs include an
easy way of counting CC licensed materials
- M.D., Board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology
- Technical Lead for the PLOS Article-Level Metrics project
- Aggregation and presentation of ALM data
- Figure out what tools we need to build to make ALM more exciting and more widely adopted
- Ph.D Computer Science University of Southampton
- I am an Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group and am also a member of the Network Institute. I research approaches for dealing with large amounts of diverse contextualized knowledge with a particular focus on the web and e-Science applications. Specifically, my research covers data provenance, Web Science, knowledge integration and knowledge sharing. I am also co-chair of the W3C Provenance Working Group developing a standard for provenance on the Web.
- For filtering information to provide personalized targeted data to scholars.
- I hope we can get an agreed on path to an open corpus of data that can be used for altmetrics.
- PhD in Biology / Bioinformatics
- Bioinformatics / Text Mining research
- Programming, data mining
- Cross-publisher view counts?
- BS, Biology; PhD, Biochemistry
- Bioinformaticist at Becker Medical Library at Washington University with interest in research impact (https://becker.wustl.edu/impact-assessment), Director of Outreach at VIVO (http://vivoweb.org/)
- How impact metrics can be used and displayed within researcher representation platforms and how this information can be leveraged to enhance impact on the individual, local, and global level; using metrics to identify trends, identify high-impact investigators/initiatives
- Build a more cohesive community, understand how specific tools and ideas might integrate, understand what work can be done on the local level as well as in the immediate future.
- BA Wellesley, MLIS University of Michigan
- currently Associate Director for Programs, NISO; previously product manager at Ex Libris for SFX link resolver, Verde electronic resource management system, bX recommender service
- Unix? that's about it. But I like to talk to developers!
- Further acceptance of validity of these measures.
- Quite a bit of communication and cross-fertilization regarding the many efforts that are going on in this space. Better understanding of what capabilities the entire community can harness to move all efforts forward.
- PhD, Political Science
- Product Director, PLOS
- C, C++
- Research discovery
- Articulate adoption challenges across communities and build action plans to address them
- Bachelors in Mathematics, Current graduate studies in Management Science and Engineering
- Information technology engineering and consulting, private philanthropy / science funding
- system and network engineering, light programming / databases
- providing academic credit (tenure, grants) based on metrics other than journal article
citations (code, data, social media etc)
- Alignment on a core set of thrusts to focus on in the near term.
- B.Sc. Physics,
Editor, Product Development & Outreach, Frontiers
- Momentum toward
a standard and roadmap for broad ALM sharing between publishers, app developers
- MPhys Edinburgh - 1999. Did a lot of computational
physics, data modelling and coding in various flavors of FORTRAN for my sins.
- Managed to play around a little on a Cray T3d when that
was the new cool.
able to use Google App engine and Yahoo Query Language, but I'm pretty rusty
Context, and interoperability.
A discussion around signalling. A provisional
discussion around ranking of signals.
- In a nutshell, left academia, became involved in
scientific publishing, moved into product development for researchers. In terms
of ALMs, I was product manager for Connotea, I saw that the main problem with
that service is we never got our head around a proper business model or a
sustainability model. It's great to see the new services that are coming online
all have that thought through to a much better extent. I later became head of
product for Mendeley, where I was very involved in the product and commercial
development of the Mendeley Institutional Edition, essentially an ALM product
targeted at libraries. I am now head of technology for eLife and I am
interested in building an extensible API for our articles that can be used to
capture arbitrary ALM data about our articles, and on the back of this I will
be building a notification system for our authors.
- BSc in Biochemistry, PhD in chemistry
- Worked as a postdoc, then tenured academic in a UK University, then worked as a research scientist within a research funder and now working within a publisher. Have seen most ends of the research world at one time or another.
- Don't know how many I have. A little programming, a little data management.
- Tools to support discovery
- A shared sense of purpose and an agreement on the route towards figuring out what community structures might be appropriate.
- PhD in Ecology and Evolution
- Postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley.
- Seasoned R programmer with expertise in big data and high
- Fostering rapid collaboration and novel synthesis.
- Find better approaches to convincing our [scientist] peers about the
importance of ALMs and leverage existing/new tools to better science.
- PhD in Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley
- Currently a Technical Lead for Access & Publishing at the
California Digital Library; Previously, an Information Engineer at Interwoven.
- XML, Perl, some CSS, rusty other stuff
- Clearly identifying the meaning and value of ALM in various contexts.
identifying the meaning and value of ALM in various contexts.
- PhD Biological Oceanography, 2008 from MIT-WHOI Joint
- I completed two postdocs in population models (Woods
Hole Oceanographic and University of Alberta) and one postdoc with DataONE
organization (www.dataone.org), based at
NCEAS/UCSB. Now I am a data curation specialist at California Digital Library,
working on getting researchers excited about data management and sharing.
- Applying ALMs to tenure and credit for researchers in
- Raise awareness; build tools; begin professional
relationships that will help advance acceptance and use of ALMs in research
- M Librarianship, University of Washington
- BA, UC Berkeley (Philosophy)
Technical skills (if applicable):
Use of ALM & other altmetrics to better rank/discover emergent
trends & research topics
- Currently Director of Scholarly Communication for Microsoft Research
- PhD in theoretical biology
- Co-founded Eigenfactor.org;
currently at the University of Washington
- Quantitative skills in mathematical modeling of biological and social
networks; also code extensively in my free time
- Using ALM to help scholars better navigate the scholarly literature.
Yes, we need them to rank and sort, but I think the most exciting areas
are in developing ALMs to shorten the time in finding that key paper or
- I would love to build something. With this many great people in one
room for three days, I hope all our good discussions lead to something that
researchers can start using within the next 6 months. It may be a bit
ambitious, but given the progress PLoS has already made, I think it is
- BA single Hons English Degree, NCTJ Magazine
- I worked on National and Regional consumer and charity
magazines before moving into Production Department at BioMed Central in online
scientific publishing. I then worked at Pearson HE in project management before
coming back to scientific publishing.
- XML, some SQL, InDesign, Quark, Photoshop,
Dreamweaver, JIRA, Prince, project management.