NISO encourages those individuals who will be in Washington attending the CNI meeting on Dec. 9-10 to stay for their in-person meeting on the Altmetrics Project on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Information is provided below.
NISO Altmetrics Project – In-person Meeting: December 11, 2013 in Washington, DC
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.
NISO will host the second of three meetings meant to further engage the community in this project. The second in-person meeting in support of this work will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. 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, but room capacity is limited. Please RSVP here, which will assist in planning and logistics.**
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, Education Program Manager via email 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, December 6 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).
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.
Future In-Person Meeting
NISO will also be hosting a third meeting in support of the Altmetrics Project:
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.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!
Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302
Baltimore, Maryland 21211