For as long as researchers have been publishing their research, there have been a range of different ways that the impact of those publications has been determined.
Traditional output has been measured by academic journal publications, and these are usually referred to as Bibliometrics. This includes information about individual articles and the output of researchers over time and depends on the author of publications being correctly identified.
Today academic research output has expanded beyond journal publications to include the range of emerging media including presentations, slides, data sets, and much more. Bibliometrics cannot track the impact of those media. Altmetrics represents a new area of measuring scholarly impact that includes the widening channels of scholarly communication.
The Library offer a series of regular workshops and training opportunities for staff and students at the University of Canterbury. They cover the practice and theory of gathering, storage, archiving and publishing of data and results.
We guide and support our community’s data, information and publication needs throughout the research lifecycle.
You can book online for classes on EndNote, EndNote online, NVivo and Using Word to write your thesis