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Investigate possibility of using Altmetrics for reporting and sharing dataset metrics #2899

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posixeleni opened this Issue Jan 30, 2016 · 6 comments

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posixeleni commented Jan 30, 2016

@eaquigley and I spoke with Altmetrics about using their repository badges to track metrics for datasets in Dataverse.

They pointed us to this small piece of code which would need to be embedded into each dataset page and would just the section to be populated

<div data-badge-popover="right" data-badge-type="medium-donut" 
data-doi="10.5072/FK2/PTU9PK" data-hide-no-mentions="true" 
data-hide-less-than="1" class="altmetric-embed"></div>

A very helpful description as to what altmetrics offer is included here: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/17147

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jggautier commented Mar 9, 2017

A list of sources Altmetrics uses is here: https://help.altmetric.com/support/solutions/articles/6000136884-when-did-altmetric-start-tracking-attention-to-each-attention-source-

It uses Scopus to account for citations in academic literature.

Altmetrics needs a way to identify persistent IDs (DOI, hdl, etc.) in each dataset's landing page, and suggests using meta tags in landing page html (#1393, #2445).

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jggautier commented May 11, 2017

Obi from UiT mentioned on the Dataverse User's Community that they'd like to track altmetrics for UiT Open Research Data Dataverse's datasets, but meta tags with dataset persistent IDs (DOI, hdl, etc.) need to be added to dataset landing pages first (#1393).

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jggautier commented Jun 22, 2017

In the 4.7 release, metatags with dataset persistent IDs (DOI, hdl, etc.) will be added to dataset landing pages (#1393).

FYI, how we support dataset citation tracking (Altmetrics, Counter, etc.) even more is still an open discussion.

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pdurbin commented Jun 22, 2017

@jggautier thanks for the update. Can you please write a little more about what the definition of done is for this issue? Thanks.

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jggautier commented Oct 13, 2017

Hey @pdurbin. Sorry for the very late reply. I would think this issue would be closed once we decided if and how we would support adding Altmetrics citation counts to dataset pages (or use another service like PlumX).

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pdurbin commented Oct 13, 2017

@jggautier ok, when a card has been created in https://trello.com/b/ySoeAeCc/ui-ux please link to it here. Thanks.

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