May be of interest: NISO Altmetrics Project Meeting 23 January (Philadelphia) (UNCLASSIFIED)

Faget, Nancy G CIV (US) nancy.g.faget.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Dec 17 11:12:18 EST 2013

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From: Juliana Wood (NISO) [mailto:jwood at]
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 9:31 AM
To: Juliana Wood
Cc: Juliana Wood
Subject: Invitation to Attend 3rd In-person NISO Altmetrics Project Meeting

NISO Altmetrics Project - In-person Meeting: January 23, 2014 in
Philadelphia, PA

In June 2013, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded NISO a grant to
undertake a two-phase initiative to explore, identify, and advance standards
and/or best practices related to a new suite of potential metrics in the
community. This initiative was a direct outgrowth of a breakout discussion
group during the altmetrics 12 <>
meeting in Chicago, IL. 

This project is an important step in the development and adoption of new
assessment metrics, which include usage-based metrics, social media
references, and network behavioral analysis. In addition, this project will
explore potential assessment criteria for non-traditional research outputs,
such as data sets, visualizations, software, and other applications. After
the first phase, which will expose areas for potential standardization, the
community will collectively prioritize those potential projects. The second
phase will be to advance and develop those standards/best practices
prioritized by the community and approved by the membership.

3rd In-person Meeting: Thursday, January 23

The first two meetings - San Francisco on October 9 and Washington DC on
December 11 - were extremely constructive and engaging, and we hope to
continue the positive momentum for the third meeting on this initiative. The
third in-person meeting in support of this work will take place on Thursday,
January 23, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) at The Hub Conference
Center in Philadelphia, PA <> , conveniently scheduled
before the 2014 ALA Mid-Winter Conference <> . This
meeting is made possible by the generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation, and the objectives of this one-day meeting will include a short
opening keynote on the topic of assessment, lightning talks on related
projects, brainstorming for identification of topics for discussion, and
prioritizing proposed work items.

**The meeting is FREE for all attendees. Please RSVP here
<> , which will assist in planning and

For those wishing to attend, limited funding is available for employees of
academic and non-profit organizations for travel and hotel accommodations on
a first come, first-serve basis. Please contact Juliana Wood, Educational
Programs Manager via email <mailto:jwood at>  or call the NISO office
at 301.654.2512 to determine funding eligibility and to get details about
NISO reimbursement policies.

For planning purposes, registration for this event will close on Friday,
January 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

FREE LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE: For those interested in this work, but unable to
attend in-person, NISO will be live streaming this event. Credentials for
login will be provided closer to the event date; please make sure to
designate your attendance as "virtual" in the RSVP form
<>  so that we may be sure to
communicate that information to you.

We look forward to this initiative and helping to advance the application
and use of alternative assessment metrics.  If you have any specific
questions about the program, please feel free to contact the NISO office.  

Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager National Information Standards
Organization (NISO)
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
E: jwood at
P: 301.654.2512
F: 410.685.5278

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