34  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions and Responses
11. Does your library offer or sponsor training sessions to scholars, researchers, staff, and/or students
that relate to assessment of scholarly output? N=77
Yes 49 64%
Not yet, but we are considering developing training 18 23%
Not yet, but such training is in development 3 4%
No, and the library has no plans to provide such training 7 9%
No, but another unit in the institution does 0
If yes or training is in development, please briefly describe the content of classes or workshops
offered by your library. N=44
A workshop has been offered through the Research Commons that covers information related to tracking output
using Research in View and archiving scholarly content in the Knowledge Bank (our institutional repository). Jason
Priem (ImpactStory) gave a presentation at the University Libraries on the topic of “Scholarly Communication and
Alternative Metrics.”
Answers should be Yes, Not yet but in development, and No but another unit.... UL is developing introductory
workshops on impact factors; also offering “managing your scholarly identify.” Law does not offer workshops.
APIs for Scholarly Resources: brief overview of scholarly research APIs available to the community with examples of
current research. Overview of Citation Analysis: overview of citation analysis, including sources of data for citation
analysis, common impact measures, and freely available software.
“Basics of Citation Metrics” offered to library staff covers Web of Knowledge platform tools (WoS, Journal
Citation Reports, ESI), Scopus (altmetric) and journal comparison tool, Google Scholar, and My Citations. “Impact
Measurements” webinars open to all—but attended mostly by university faculty, graduate students, and staff—covers
the above, as well as an intro to non-citation based analytics. The MyResearch graduate series Module 4 covers all of
the above. The library provides training to Media Relations Office on all of the above.
Citation Analysis, Citation Management, Collaboration, Communicating Research, Digital Humanities, Data
Management, Enhancing Research Impact, Responsible Research, Scholarly Communications, etc.
“Determining Your Scholarly Impact” is a 1-hour class offered each semester to anyone who wants to come (primarily
targets our health sciences campus). “Scholarly Impact: Traditional and Alternative Metrics” was a 1-hour workshop our
Scholarly Publishing Committee put on to educate librarians and staff last year.
Explains concepts and demonstrates tools in workshops offered through network learning Initiatives.
Google Scholar, Publish or Perish, Altmetrics
Hands-on workshops. Topics include: using Scopus, cited reference searching, creating citation reports, Google Scholar
Citation Profiles, ORCID profiles, Altmetrics (including social media, ImpactStory, etc.) We’ve also talked about possibly
doing online reputation management (as it relates to increasing scholarly visibility).
Health Sciences Library conducts workshop on using SciVal, and has prepared a SciVal LibGuide.
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