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Building off last year’s Beyond Impact Workshop; altmetrics11 & 12; and a storm of activity they have since catalyzed, PLOS hosted the 2012 ALM Workshop on November 1-3, 2012 in San Francisco. We convened various groups across the research ecosystem – researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, technology and service providers – for 3 days of collaborative breakout sessions amongst and between these groups.
Purpose and Aims:
We employed a blend of “unconference” and traditional programming. As a group, we generated a list of issue topics of interest to the participants. A smaller group, which coalesced during a clustering process, served as the basis for our first breakout session. The aim of S1 was to articulate a concrete problem statement for each topic. The groups then generated an initial list of potential solutions in S2. And from a subset of these solutions, the final session S3 aim was to design an action plan.
Final Deliverables: actionable plan for a small subset of solutions chosen by the group
Altmetrics Hackathon Overview
Co-hosted by PLOS and ImpactStory: Invitation and Registration Page
Uncover how science research is shared, used, and measured with altmetrics at the Altmetrics Hackathon on Nov 3, 2012 in San Francisco. Altmetrics are online metrics that capture the many ways in which research articles are shared, commented, reviewed, and put to use. As a set, they collectively tell the larger story of science.
Build new tools and improve existing ones with real time datasets and API services. Create new mashups. Brainstorm the future of tracking science. Fun prizes awarded at the end of the session. View ideas and share your own here.
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