NFAIS Workshop on Emerging Metrics

Gretchen Whitney gwhitney at UTK.EDU
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NFAIS Workshop on Assessing the Usage and Value of Scholarly and Scientific
Output: An Overview of Traditional and Emerging Metrics. Registration
Discounts Available Through October 22nd. 

The digital environment has not only transformed the definition of a
“publication,” but also has changed the ways in which researchers interact
with and cite information.  As a result, new methods for measuring the usage
and value of scholarly and scientific content, including large scientific
data sets, are becoming increasingly important.

Want to know more about these diverse metrics and how they complement the
more traditional approaches? Join us on November 10, 2010 when experts from
around the globe will gather in Philadelphia, PA for a one-day workshop
organized by the NFAIS Committee on Usage Statistics. Both onsite and
virtual registrations are available at a discount until October 22nd.

The meeting will open with Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, EBSCO Information
Services, providing a look at what‘s new with Project COUNTER and SUSHI.  He
will be followed by Ross MacIntyre, Senior Manager, Mimas, University of
Manchester, UK, who will describe a relatively new initiative, PIRUS 2, that
takes COUNTER statistics down to the article level. Todd Carpenter,
Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO), will
provide an update on Project MESUR, and Dr. Robert D. Chen,
Secretary-General, CODATA and Director, CIESIN, Columbia University and  Dr.
Robert Downs, Senior Digital Archivist, CIESIN, Columbia University, will
describe the challenges of  accessing, preserving, and citing large

Dr. Jevin West, University of Washington, will open the afternoon session
with a discussion of the Eigenfactor, an alternative/complement to the more
widely-known journal impact factor.  He will be followed Ashlea Higgs,
Elsevier, who will talk about a new indicator of journal citation impact,
denoted as source normalized impact per paper (SNIP). Dr. Peter Binfield,
Public Library of Science, will describe the article level metrics that are
currently offered by PloS, and Jeff Dougherty, Thomson Reuters Healthcare &
Science, will talk about the traditional and proven citation approach to
measuring usage and value with a look at citation indexes, journal metrics
and the impact factor.

In closing, both a librarian, Joseph Zucca, Director of Planning and
Communication, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and a publisher,
Jonathan Morgan, Assistant Director, Web Strategy and Innovation, American
Chemical Society, will discuss the metrics that they use to measure value
and usage and how they apply those metrics to key decisions within their

The program, registration forms, directions to the meeting location, list of
nearby hotels, and general information on Philadelphia are available at:

On-site Attendance: on or before October, 22, 2010, NFAIS members pay $385
and non-members pay $435 (registration fee includes continental breakfast,
lunch, and all-day beverages).  After October 22nd, NFAIS members pay $435
and non-members pay $485. 

Virtual Attendance: on or before October 22, 2010, NFAIS members pay $335
and non-members pay $385. After October 22nd, NFAIS members pay $385 and
non-members pay $435.  Reduced virtual registrations are available for
groups of 6 or more attendees (go to the registration site for more

For more information contact:  Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication
and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax);
mailto:jilloneill at or go to

NFAIS:  Supporting the Global Information Community

ASIS&T 73rd Annual Meeting:
Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem
October 22-27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA
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