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This two part webinar introduces the topic of altmetrics to the library community.

The first part of the session briefly defines the term before showing how Springer, a large global STM publisher, provides altmetric data for its journal articles and book content on the SpringerLink platform, to provide valuable and insightful data on the wider impact of published content.

The second part of the webinar provides an overview of how the Scholarly Communications Team at the University of Manchester Library has embedded altmetric support into their standard service to researchers and support staff. 

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015
Time: 1400 BST
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)



Timon Oefelein
Account Development Manager for North Western Europe, Marketing
Scott Taylor
Research Services Librarian
The University of Manchester Library
 Read a short biography of Timon Oefelein. Timon Oefelein is Springer’s Account Development Manager for North Western Europe and The Baltics. He is based in the Berlin office and has been with Springer for fourteen years, in various global marketing posts. In this current role he works closely with numerous large academic research universities as well as government organizations such as The EU Commission and the British Library to help raise the Return on Investment (ROI) of their Springer holdings. He does this mainly through specialist onsite workshops tailored to the needs of the respective library. He is particularly interested in how libraries can measure ROI and optimize the discoverability of their e-content. He is also interested in how the impact of research is measured, open-access, big data, information literacy, mobile technologies, and the rise of altmetrics.
 Read a short biography of Scott Taylor. Scott Taylor has worked in public and academic libraries since 2004 and is currently a Research Services Librarian at The University of Manchester Library. Scott has been involved in the development of services in support of both Gold and Green Open Access at Manchester since 2008. Most recently, he provides advice and training on matters relating to the academic and societal impact of researchers and their outputs.



  • Introductory knowledge of the term altmetrics
  • Appreciation of how a publisher provides altmetric data
  • An understanding of how a large research-intensive university can use altmetric data to underpin strategic research goals

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.



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