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An Altmetric Alternative for Measuring the Impact of University Institutional Repositories’ Grey Literature

  • Miguel VallesEmail author
  • Richard Injante
  • Edwin Hernández
  • Juan Riascos
  • Marco Galvez
  • Juan Velasco
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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 319)

Abstract

To get the license, universities must meet a set of standards to guarantee the education of their students. This involves installation and maintenance of an institutional repository to publish their grey literature. This research aims to create an alternative altmetric tool to measure the impact of such literature. To get it done, we worked the institutional repository customization and optimization, we created procedures to retrieve records, transform and load altmetric data in a new database and we built a dashboard-type tool using the altmetric data of the institutional repository grey literature. Now, there is an alternative to measure the altmetric indices from different dimensions and analysis perspectives and it makes possible to take the necessary actions to apply strategies that aim to increase the repository visibility. The tool implementation in the study case allowed the monitoring and control of the institutional repository altmetric indices.

Keywords

Altmetric Institutional repositories Grey literature Bibliometric Dashboard 

Notes

Acknowledgements

To Universidad Nacional de San Martin – Tarapoto – Peru, for financing the research project called “Observatory of social networks and alternative metrics and their relationship with different bibliometric indices of institutional repository of UNSM-T” from which the results of this article arise.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de San MartínTarapotoPeru

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