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Originally presented May 4, 2022

Scholarly metrics are a useful tool for both promotions as well as self-evaluation. Unfortunately, scholarly metrics are sometimes misused in evaluating researchers' scholarly output which has led some observers to question their value.

In this webinar, Marc Vinyard and Jaimie Beth Colvin describe the different categories of metrics and how to responsibly use them. Scholarly metrics should account for a researcher's academic discipline, level of experience and preferred research outputs. Additionally, it's important that researchers are not defined by a single number, such as the Journal Impact Factor. Librarians should use scholarly metrics to help faculty succeed rather than create a burden.  

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The Responsible Use of Scholarly Metrics

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