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altmetrics: a manifesto
Introduction to altmetrics by Jason Priem, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (@jasonpriem), Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation (@readermeter), Paul Groth, VU University Amsterdam (@pgroth), Cameron Neylon, Science and Technology Facilities Council (@cameronneylon).
The Power Of Altmetrics On A CV
Piwowar, Heather, and Jason Priem. 'The Power Of Altmetrics On A CV'. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39.4 (2013): 10--13. Print.
"Altmetrics cover not just citation counts, but also other aspects of the impact of a work, such as how many data and knowledge bases refer to it, article views, downloads, or mentions in social media and news media."
Helping scholars tell their stories using altmetrics
Groth, Paul, and Dario Taylor. “Helping Scholars Tell Their Stories Using Altmetrics.” Library Connect 2013.
Free blog series from the fee-based altmetrics tool ImpactStory with tips for increasing impact of scholarly resources online.
Wikipedia article on impact factors, including criticism and alternatives.