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There is a new [http://www.niso.org/topics/tl/altmetrics_initiative/ NISO effort to begin to standardize altmetrics], which we hope to both inform and leverage to our benefit!
 
  
We have formed a working group on [[Assessment:Citations]] and another on analytics, that we hope will have progress to share at the next [http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/ DLF Forum]!
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We are sharing resources on [[Assessment:Altmetrics]].
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We have formed a working group on [[Assessment:Citations]] and another on [[Assessment:Analytics]], that we hope will have progress to share at the next [http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/ DLF Forum]!
  
 
If you are interested in helping us develop best practices and guidelines for measuring benefits of digital libraries, please join our  
 
If you are interested in helping us develop best practices and guidelines for measuring benefits of digital libraries, please join our  
 
[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/digital-library-assessment Digital Library Assessment Google Group] and speak up!  :-)
 
[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/digital-library-assessment Digital Library Assessment Google Group] and speak up!  :-)

Revision as of 14:58, 17 December 2014

How best can we measure the benefits of digital libraries?

Potential steps to establish best practices and guidelines may include the following:

  1. Create operational definitions of value for digital libraries in general
  2. Assess alignment of benefits with institutional goals
  3. Develop standardized methods, comparable across institutions, to measure the benefits

The latter might include:

 * Altmetrics
 * Citations
 * Web stats and Google Analytics
 * Other measurements and methods (such as surveys, focus groups)
 * Address special challenges raised by aggregation


We are sharing resources on Assessment:Altmetrics.

We have formed a working group on Assessment:Citations and another on Assessment:Analytics, that we hope will have progress to share at the next DLF Forum!

If you are interested in helping us develop best practices and guidelines for measuring benefits of digital libraries, please join our Digital Library Assessment Google Group and speak up! :-)