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March 21, 2023
Research outputs are no longer just academic papers and datasets.
Arts performances, conceptual designs, music scores, costumes, models and all other non-traditional research outputs can and should be shared, showcased and tracked.
Watch our on demand webinar on non-traditional research outputs with Figshare and Altmetric where we discussed:
Sharing real examples from institutions around the world and with product specialists from both Figshare and Altmetric, this webinar provided an overview of how you can share NTROs and why it’s important.
Please note that the transcript was generated with software and may not be entirely correct.
Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Fixture webinar Today, Fixture and Alt Metric webinar today, I should say. My name is Laura. I will just be doing a bit of housekeeping before I pass over the main presentation, but if you cannot hear me, I don't see me you're having trouble in these first few seconds. Please put that in the chat or the Q&A box now and we'll try and resolve anything before we kick off, but they're already quite a few people online. So I'll start sharing the housekeeping this and then we'll move on with the bulk of today's presentation. So, as I'm sure you can probably tell, you all in listen only mode, but if you need to ask a question, having any trouble need clarification, you can use the Q&A box, or the chat function, and I'm going to monitor both. We're going to have some time for Q and A And if there's anything super simple or something, I can direct you towards online. As a resource, during the session. I will do.
We're recording this session, and we'll be sharing it with everybody that registered later on this week.
So, if you've got to jump off, or you'd like to, share it with a colleague, not where I will be sending around the recording, probably on Thursday or Friday this week. So, without further ado, I will pass on to Andrew and Shannon for today's presentation, thanks, everybody.
Thank you, Laura. And the title of today's webinar is Sharing: Showcasing and Understanding the Impact of ..., which are non traditional research outputs.
Um, quick agenda: super high level, we're going to talk about what non traditional research outputs are, why they matter.
We'll talk about how to best publish and share traditional research outputs and then how to promote, track, and analyze those outputs. And then as Laura mentioned, we'll have some time at the end for questions and answers.
So my name is Andrew, McKenna, foster and the product specialist in FIG share along with me today is Shannon O'Reilly who's a project's product specialist at Dimensions and Metrics FIG share dimensions L metric are all part of digital science And so I'm going to start off today and then I will pass it over to Shannon for the second half of the webinar and we're actually going to stop our cameras just save bandwidth.
Um, so, hopefully, you can also hear me. Laura, Let me know.
Ant and I will jump into things here.
So, some, some definitions for today, research outputs for this webinar or anything scholarly, so, long list. This isn't even everything, but includes everythings, like the things you'd expect: articles, pre prints, books, et cetera.
But also, all the other things that might come out of research: datasets, figure's, theses, media software, transcriptions presentations, online resources.
All of that is, is a research output, anything that might support the conclusions that are coming out of research.
And there are different types of research outputs that traditional research outputs are what you'd expect the standard, scholarly publishing world outputs, so, uh, you know, journal articles with assigned identifiers like DOI's, digital object identifiers, books with ice ends. Our interests are digital infrastructure.
The way we communicate, knowledge and research is set up to, to use these types of research outputs to convey the idea is to provide, you know, the basis for discussion and knowledge advancement. And so, because we have all the infrastructure because we have the know-how, it's easier to promote and track these types of outputs.
Everybody's used to have a site them, how to re-use them, et cetera, Non traditional research output, so may come in a range of formats. There's no universal identifiers standards for them.
You may have to request these types of outputs from an author.
They may just be shared somewhere on a webpage that you need to find and figure out how to access.
And because of all that, it's harder to promote site re-use, find these types of outputs.
So, uh, what's a formal definition of non traditional research outputs?
There's probably the best anything outside of published books, book chapters, journal articles, or conference publications.
And this is coming from the Australian Research Council, which, if you Google non traditional research output definition, this is probably going to be the first thing that comes up.
And the ERC provides a lot of examples, that are on the creative work side.
So, original Creative Works, live performances recorded works curated exhibitions, or events, research reports other for external bodies portfolios in this webinar.
We're also going to be talking about all the other, you know, maybe on the, I don't want to say non creative side, but no other things, figures, media, models, code, supporting visualizations and files.
So, in this webinar, when we're talking about and Tiaras, we're really talking about any, anything that is supporting the conclusions from research. That's outside of a book. Or journal article or conference publication.
Everyone produces non traditional research outputs.
Early, mid, and established researchers, industry connected academics, people who kind of work between academics or academia and, you know, the creative world, all are producing these types of outputs, and then it's across disciplines to. So humanities, arts, social sciences, all produce non traditional research outputs as do the stem fields.
But ... might be especially important for certain researchers and in certain fields. So early and Mid-career researchers may benefit from sharing and tiaras more than senior researchers at the beginning of their careers.
They, they are, you know, maybe established yet, there, putting out lots of journal articles and papers yet.
So, but they're producing non traditional research outputs and making those public can grow their network, can, can grow their visibility.
Same with industry connected, academics, Creative Works, Act that academics. You know, maybe you're not producing journal articles all the time. We're producing all these other things that can add to knowledge advancement.
And then also, humanities, arts, social science fields, where you might need to publish a book, you know, to, in the traditional.
As a traditional output, But you're producing all these non traditional research outputs as well, so they can be very important and useful to share.
I'm based in North America, as you probably figured out, and the sharing expectations, and are expanding here, But also, globally, and this is just a recent example, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, from the White House, recently put out guidance to all federal funders, that, that these funders should be asking the researchers to share the data, and the research results, and, and the papers as openly as possible.
So, this, You know, this kinda thing needs to be for, just the biggest funder, has a lot of more in the stem fields, but now, with this guidance, it's branding to just anybody who's receiving federal funding.
Well, it definitely needs to be thinking about how they're sharing the results of their work, and for some fields, non traditional research outputs might be, might be the thing that they need to share.
So, a few examples of into Euro's in the wild caveat here.
These examples are in North America and English language Biased, but into Heroes are everywhere. And so keep your eye out for them.
Here's an example from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Center for Research on the Wisconsin economy.
So, they have these nice, you know, it's nice page with reports by year. And clicking on one of these links takes you to a landing page that describes the report, and you can then open up this PDF here.
I couldn't find a DOI for this report, and also I want, I want to say that I'm in no way criticizing these examples. In fact, I think it's really great. The fact that I was able to find these examples is a really good thing.
So that was a PDF, share it on a webpage.
Here's an example from the University of British Columbia to faculty, work with their students, and create these these huge murals in town. This is a news item, and it links to a YouTube video, which is NaN and slowly Pan's across this beautiful mural, kinda documenting the mural in video form.
Here's an example from the University of Austin, Texas, at Austin School of Architecture.
It's a design excellence winner, is page, has a lot of photos of this architectural model, has a lot of diagrams and some descriptions, and so this is a really nice, you know, thing for this person's portfolio.
For all the librarians out there, this is from a LibGuide.
It's a diagram or an infographic, describing the various open access, publishing pathways.
You can see Daren Chase made, It has, put his name on it, which is really great, so that we at least know who made this, but this just lives on this LibGuide page.
Finally, a last example, Kimberlin University, again, here in the United States, had a Student Art Show.
If you, if you can read it, this, this news piece was in June fifth, 2020.
So, very chaotic time, and they made a nice Pivot.
Put their Student Art show in the digital realm through Google Slots. So I thought that was a creative, you know, quick pivot around there. So you click on this click here to view the gallery, and it takes you to the Google slide deck.
But again, just living on some web pages.
So why not just publish to a webpage, just like I've shown you, clearly, I was able to find some of those, some screenshots.
There are a couple of reasons. one is uncertain persistance, so we all know about link rot.
You click a link, and you get the 404 error, URL's change, domains change. So, you want to put things in a place where people reliably be able to find them in the future.
Low discoverability just depends, but, you know, if you're sharing something is on a page, that page might not be optimized for people to find what you're sharing on that webpage.
And then it's also difficult to track the re-use of these objects. You can look at referrals and page hits. But beyond that, you really don't know how people are talking about these works, where people might be, you know, putting that that URL.
Actually has some examples here So I had saved the link for this slideshow, and I went back for this webinar to do a little prep work, clicked on the click here to view the Gallery, and I found a 404, I'm not sure if they did this on purpose or, just, you know, some little change, cause it's there.
So, if I had cited this, and said, Check out this really great, um, Student Art Show, uh, people would not have been able to find that link that I wanted them to, to go to.
And this infographic, really nice, if I wanted to re-use this in a presentation on open access or something, I'd want to give guarantees, credit for it, but it A citation isn't very clear. It can have to make it up right at the site, The URL where this infographic lives.
There isn't a license that tells me if I can reason. So I definitely would be e-mailing Deron Chase.
But if I can't, if the e-mail doesn't work or something like that, then there really no way for me to, I use this ethically, I wouldn't I wouldn't know if I could re-use it. How it could re-use it.
Then on the other side of things, how can there and know if this is being re-used or reference, I might want to tweet about this and try to try to promote it.
But unless Darren is very keyed into whatever social media platform I was using or lays out sharing, it might not know about its, its impact about how it's being talked about.
So into URLs should be stored and shared where they can be discovered, sighted and tracked.
And Shannon and I are going to talk about how you do that with FIG share. Just a repository platform and altmetrics which tracks alternative metrics.
Again, both are part of digital science, so we work closely together.
But really the general, I want to kinda give like a, a very general idea of how this works.
So on the, on the repository side of the fixture side, um, research output can be stored. So the repository stores the files.
You, as the author, add some metadata. The repository provides a digital object identifier, it might be set up to give you something else. But usually, DOI is what you get. And that's, that's really good.
And you can apply a license that tells people how they can re-use that object.
Then the repository makes that object on those files, the metadata discoverable and re-usable across the Internet, so comes up in search engines. It's in, it's indexed in various places. Maybe Google Scholar, Google Dataset search.
And because it's shared in this way, because it has a DOA, it makes it much easier for alternative metric and build metrics services to to provide information about where it's being talked about, how it's being cited.
We're talking about into heroes, though, today, and, as we've talked about, it's, you know, it's hard for people to cite them in the traditional sense, and so that's where alternative metrics come into play. They're very useful for ..., and our metric specializes in alternative metrics.
So, I'm going to dive into some details here on the repository, and then turn it over to Shannon, or the metrics side of things.
So, picture is a repository platform for storing, managing, and publishing all types of research applets in one place.
You can upload any file you want, in, including really huge files.
The repository enables you to add a persistent identifier, usually the digital object identifier, so important.
Describe the outputs with standard metadata and the license to guide the re-use in a quick note here that the license should be as open as possible.
I mean, ideally you give the CC, the Creative Commons zero license, which means people can do whatever they want with it, Um, of course they should always site, you attribute, you know, your, you as the author but if you really want something to be re-used, give it as the most open license you possibly can.
FIG share, helps you adhere or sharing policies and mandates, It's used. It's accepted by publishers and funders around the world as a, as a reliable and reliable repository that meets all the needs and standards around sharing outputs like this.
And then it allows you to track the re-use metrics.
So so this is great for you, but then once you share your output, the repository enables others to find your outputs in the vastness of the internet.
It helps them understand the context around your outputs because you've applied this structured standard metadata.
It helps folks visualize the research outputs in the browser so it can showcase your work. Make it easier for people to understand what you're sharing.
Then it makes it easy for them to mention, re-use and cite your work and yeah.
So who uses FIG share, individuals' researchers? Academics scholars can always create a free account on FIG share dot com. If you don't have one, I encourage you to go try it out. Sign-up, start an account.
Academic Institutions, Government, agencies, thunders publishers, any other research related organization can license, FIG, share and run their own repository.
And they can make it. They can brand the portal.
They can have someone administering it, adding custom metadata, etcetera. And, all of the information shared in any of these repositories is then discoverable through fixture's search interface, as well as search engines in general.
Picture as a research friendly interface, you don't need to be a, you know, a library, PHD to be entering the metadata here and using the system on the left is a, just a screenshot of part of the metadata entry form. Very straightforward and walks you through how to enter the metadata.
Every account holder, whether you're just an individual researcher using it or you're at an institution that uses feature, receives a profile that you can add extra information to, but will automatically give you metrics around all your items. You can connect it to ORCID, which is really important.
Then, the repository will create these landing pages for your outputs, giving people the option to preview the files, read all the metadata, and there's a Red Cite button, a little hard to read here, but make it easy for them to cite you.
The administrative side, if you're running one of these repositories, the tools are powerful, but really easy to use. You can manage how the repository is organized, can manage the users. You can unpublish records if you if you absolutely need to. Then there are a variety of statistics dashboards. It gives you information on how the repository is being used, both internally and externally. So, this map, for example, is showing views and downloads from around the world of a stage instance repository.
And, importantly, this means that all of the outputs, non traditional research outputs, even traditional research templates, are in one place.
So, if you're an individual researcher, on the left, here's a screenshot of outputs related to that profile that I showed two slides back, and you can see that that person, a librarian, has a lot of non traditional research outputs, posters, presentation software, um, dataset. So all of these things are shared in one place, and, and really nicely displayed.
On the institution side, this is an example from ... University of narrow down the search results to reports media and software, so examples of non traditional research outputs.
You can see them all displayed here.
I've actually sorted them biometrics, corks, so we can see which ones are being really talked about have a lot of a lot of attention to them.
And importantly, then, all of these outputs are in one place.
But then each output as its own landing page that's discoverable excitable.
So a few examples of intros in FIG share repositories just to give you an idea of what these look like.
This is a poster. It's a digital humanities topic. So, it's a network analysis of European drama.
And when there's an altmetrics score, I've kind of included that in the screen shot down here, so this has been tweeted a bunch, and you can see the poster previews, and there's all the metadata below.
Here's a video with music for the film, Dark water plays right in the browser with sound, uh, the video. If it's just a sound file, like this full performance audio, that will also play for the end user. Notice there's a, an MD five checksum here, so picture, you know, helps with file integrity by calculating a checksum for every file.
Here's an example of a score. Now, this score is shared on its own, but you can also upload a sound file with the score if that made sense for you to do.
Here's an exhibition leaflet.
So really nice to have available for people who maybe were part of the exhibition to cite in their portfolio or reference good for the institution as well. Here are examples of images taken of a performance. They're all shared together in one place. They can all be previewed and there's a lot of metadata below. You can see, this has also been tweeted.
This is the dataset or behavioral experimentation. It's a set of 146 videos, so it's a pretty large file set, 1.04 gigabytes. I've been cited twice, and also has, has been shared in several different areas. So Twitter, I think, Facebook, I don't remember what the pink one is.
This is one of my favorite examples and one that Shannon will bring up later.
So this is the Swiss Cheese respiratory virus defense image. You may have seen this during our last couple years of of coven.
Um, so, in this example, there are lots of different images up here in different languages and different file types.
Metadata is below, and you can see it has a very high on metrics score, so it's been discussed and tweeted a lot and also included in news records. And finally got an actual citation in the peer reviewed paper.
Finally, my last example is models. So lots of fields might produce three-d. models like this. This is a dinosaur skull, you know, architecture, art, sculpture or whatever the case may be. Fixture will preview these directly in the browser. You don't need someone to download the right software, download the file, figure out how to use it, you can interact with it directly in the browser.
Really good way to showcase your research.
So you shared, you've published your ... in FIG share.
How can you promote and track that?
And as I've mentioned in previous Slides, Picture tracks the metrics. So we track views and downloads, and citations coming from the dimensions database. But then any record that that metric finds mentioned elsewhere, receives this alt metric badge directly in the record.
And that's the starting point to start learning about how it's being talked about.
And to dive into that, I'm going to turn things over to Shannon.
I think Laura is going to switch our screen sharing abilities.
All right, well, thank you, Andrew, As Andrew mentioned, this, second half of the presentation will be focusing on the promotion and tracking of non traditional research outputs.
I'm going to start with alt metric, and this concept of alternative metrics.
Alt metric as a company helps everyone gage the influence of published research in ways that are meaningful to them, and metric does this by delivering intuitive tools and expert services that enable users to track and report on the online attention to research as soon as it's published. What this allows researchers to do is broaden and deepen understanding of the value of their research and its influence on people and communities.
Starting with its stakeholders, most stakeholders that research has mentioned To reach do not publish or do research themselves, But they're talking about research, and they're talking about research online.
A metric uncovers who those individuals are, beginning with the general public, government and policy makers, research communicators, and journalists, advocacy, non-profit groups, practitioners, and really any interested parties with a stake in research, like climate change or cancer therapies.
Metrics have a few advantages. First, they provide a much richer and broader picture of how research is being used and talked about online, going beyond the traditional ... metrics.
one thing I do want to mention is that alternative metrics are not meant to be a replacement for traditional biblical metrics, but a compliment.
Another advantage of using alternative metrics, especially for antiheroes, citations can often take 2 to 5 years to accrue. This is especially true for disciplines like the social sciences, the arts, and humanities. With alt metric, we're able to see the online engagement that attention immediately.
So, for example, you found a home for your research, you've posted it in your fixture repository, as soon as you share that research on Twitter, it'll appear in a trick.
To sum up alternative metrics, alternative metrics is qualitative in some quantitative data that explains both the volume and nature of attention research has received online.
It's also providing evidence of that engagement with diverse audiences and potential impact. So we're not only looking at the number of tweets, so the number of news articles are also looking at what does that tweet say?
What does that news article talking about?
It can also help us measure how many people have shared are engaged with a scholarly output and where and again, they're serving as a compliment to biblical metrics. So expanding our metrics, toolbox. And again, helping us paint that much richer picture of how our research is being used, talked about, and having an impact in the world.
There are fewer requirements for research to be tracked and these are also just best practices in general for making your research discoverable.
First, we need a research output. That output can be non traditional research outputs. It can be a journal article. But the essential part of this is that it is in a persistent home like fixture and it has that persistent identifier.
These two steps are key.
The next part is sharing that research needs to be mentioned in a source. For alt metric, it also needs to be, as I mentioned, the source that we track in order to be able to collect that information. But you need to be able to share it, and you need to share it on platforms where people are, are those research stakeholders live?
And that social media, like Twitter and Facebook, maybe it's Reddit or Wikipedia, even.
We're also looking at new sources, policies, and patents, Lots of different places people are sharing research and some of those can be unexpected.
Now know a lot of alternative metrics. How do we track, promote and analyze and heroes?
Andrew has already taken us through the benefits of showcasing our outputs specifically on a fixture repository. It provides that persist at home that we can link back to you, especially with that digital object identifier.
It's creating greater awareness, discoverability, suitability, and re-use, that's also creating that opportunity for you to be able to share that research and contribute to knowledge advancement within and even outside your field.
Like, there's a benefit to showcasing your research. There's also benefit of sharing your research, and when we share research, it's not only benefit the community, but it's also benefiting yourself as a researcher, as well as your institution.
When we share research online, and we're tracking how that research is being shared online, we're getting a better understanding of our online influence and the stakeholders that are consuming our research.
I also want to make a note that it's important to keep an eye on quality over quantity when it comes to measuring influence and impact. in social media. It's not just about how many followers you can get or how many Likes or retweets, but it's really about that engagement that you're getting with your followers, that discussion, and that dialog you're fostering.
I always find if you can actually start a conversation on a platform that's much richer than just a number account.
We also are able to find out who's saying, What about our research or simona research? And, again, create and foster that dialog, that really quality participation as well as impact.
We can build relationships and grow networks. Maybe we didn't find a collaborator.
We're also able to keep an eye on how the research is being used and received a little bit of that reputation management, and also helps create a roadmap for how we can maximize the influence of our research within and beyond our field.
But to do this, we need to make the research discoverable and accessible to everyone, that includes finding at home. But it's also putting it out there, Putting it in front of people and places that are discoverable and accessible.
And even better, it lets you stay up to date on the latest in your field by sharing your research. We're able to do this activity rather than just being a passive participant.
The sharing of all the sharing of research online has increased over time, beginning in 20 12, at the age of Twitter. All the way to today.
Right here, we're looking at a visualization in the alt metric web application. This is our timeline visualization and here we're looking at the entire alt metric database.
We can see that there was quite a spiked are uncovered, as conversations about research that were just really happening and conferences in the meeting room or moved online.
This was always going to be inevitable. We're always going to be talking about research online and in greater amounts, but this just helped kind of escalate how we were sharing research. And as you can see, that trend has continued through today.
This just isn't about the biomedical or the hard sciences of stem fields.
This also includes the Humanities and Social Sciences.
As you can see here, looking again, at our timeline view, we're concentrating on those fields of research around the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
And we can see that the engagement around online research is also increasing.
Although not as dramatic, it's still going up. And it's showing that people are online, People are talking about research, And it's crucial that we, as researchers, continue to foster this dialog and become a part of the conversation.
Because it's also making those conversations, again, more discoverable and more accessible to a greater amount of people.
So, how do you get attention online for your own research, or not your own non traditional research outputs?
Lucky for you, we do have some resources out there already. Here is an article on Clever Tips for Promoting your Research Online that can be found on a fixture.
There's also many research, many resources out there to you about best practices for sharing and tips and tools.
I've just plotted a few of my favorite here that I think are particularly relevant to non traditional research outputs.
First, it's really important to diversify your platforms.
So we saw in our timeline graph that Twitter tends to be the dominant platform people share research on, But it's not the only platform. And to increase your visibility to increase your discoverability. I always recommend also diversifying your platforms. Consider, consider posting on Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit.
Mean, even look beyond social media. Consider looking at blogs, local news outlets. Really just think about, Where are people online, where our potential stakeholders, and how can I interact with as many people as possible?
one thing I want to note, though, is that you do not have to do this in isolation. Research offices, libraries, and researchers can work together to increase visibility.
Take advantage of your institution, Take advantage of your network. Ask people to help share your research. Ask people to provide advice or recommendations. The more we work together, the higher amount of visibility we can foster for our research.
Also, focus promotions around conferences or special events. Take advantage of existing conversations and discussions. There's an increased awareness around certain topics When we're talking about conferences, there's hop hashtags as well, so take advantage of the environment. Take advantage of the conferences and events that you're going to, and this can also help you find new audiences and increase that visibility.
I also recommend looking to research wherever possible.
E-mail, signatures, newsletters, department communications. You want to be posting, but you also want to be sharing that link to your research as much as much as possible. Put it in your Twitter profile.
Put it on your university block.
Lots of options.
Just like we're diversifying platforms, it's always great to diversify content when sharing as well. So think about different ways that you can share this. Maybe it's running a blog post. It's pitching it to local bloggers and news outlets. Maybe it's your student newspaper.
But for all this, half prepared at the very beginning, key points on why the work matters, and the key outcomes, let people know why this matters, why it's important, and why your research deserves their attention.
Along with some recommendations, I also want to provide best practices for sharing research online.
Mentioned this a bit earlier, but altmetrics relies identifiers. Like, yeah, like DOI's to match up mentions with publications, or .... So it's very important that when we're sharing research for looking directly back to the research itself, you're sending people to that, or that research lives versus secondary source.
And not only is this advice for you, but we also recommend that you encourage your institution journals and blockers that are writing or covering your research to also link directly back to the research.
We have a number of videos and blog posts on this topic, if you wish to see this in action, But what I will do is show you what this looks like in a Tweet.
So, here is an example of Nature: Tweeting about a recently published news article.
You'll see here that they're looking directly back to the research, which lives on our journal page, and we have our article here. And we can also see we have our GOI as well.
This holds true, the same concept for non traditional research outputs that live in a repository.
So, here we're looking at a poster on designing for diverse learners.
For the University of All.
This researcher uploaded their research to their fixture repository, and you'll see here now we have a URL that we can use to share our research with the DOI embedded within it.
Picture also offers convenient share options for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, as well as e-mail.
Then we also have ability to quickly track how our efforts are doing, how much people are sharing and talking about our research with our Omniture Badge right In the fixture repository platform we can click this badge and dig into that really weren't rich qualitative data by visiting the article details page, and here we're able to see not only how many tweets this research is receiving, how many posts is being, how many people are posting about our research. We can actually look at, what are those people saying really start to see that really rich dialog that's happening around our research.
And here's an example of what some of that looks like for this poster.
We can see there's a number of retweets where there are also some really nice original content that's being of being posted about this poster.
What I really like about this example is that the researcher is diversifying their platforms. They're also posting on Reddit, saying, hey, everyone. Look at these guidelines for our website and user support content. Come look at our poster.
They're posting the DOI, which you can see at the top, There are also posting on Twitter as well. And you can see here they're using popular hashtags to be able to drive traffic to their post, and of course, they're linking directly back to the fixture repository and where their poster lives.
I also really like that they mentioned the empty repository, as well. So also increasing, who's gonna be able to see this post, and who potentially will share it as well.
I want to share a few other examples of people that are sharing and heroes and doing a really good job about it.
one of those is an example of a dataset. This is on resources, financial risk, and dynamics of growth. We can see here that we have our ... badge. We can see already that there's attention happening around this research.
one of the important things here, I always like to show, is that sharing doesn't just happen automatically, it doesn't happen magically. It does take a little bit of an effort on the researchers end to be able to share that research, especially for ...
So that's one of the things that's really important as a lot of this research has good attention, because the research are putting a lot of effort behind it.
Here, we see that, this researcher post about the research on Twitter. Again, they're using hashtags, They're taking advantage of a conference.
They're posting around the conference, which will increase the visibility, possibly put them in front of new audiences, and they're also at mentioning all of our contributors, as well, which is really essential to you because this will show up at their feet. And ideally, they would also either retweet this, quote, tweet it as well. And again, common theme will see in all these examples is that they're looking back to the research output on fixture.
Another example, and this is Andrew's favorite, the Swiss cheese, respiratory virus defense or infographic.
As you can see, this has a ton of attention, probably one of the most shared outputs on a fixture.
And I mean, this is, in all fairness, a popular topic, it's on ..., which was already saving a ton of attention online, but I will say the researcher puts a lot of effort in sharing their research.
Not only are they posting when the infographic was first published, but they're also providing updates to their community when there's a new version or new translation. This increases the relevancy of their research and continually to promote it. That's also providing new and useful information.
Another thing that researchers doing well is that there are participating in conversations around their research.
For example, this person tweeted out a recommendation for the infographic, and the researcher responded with, within a day saying, that's a good suggestion, and this person is doing this throughout, always responding, being conversational as people are talking about their research, and again, doing it in that timely matter.
The other thing I like about this, too is that the university is involved. So, again, another person increasing the visibility of this research. Here, we have the UW Madison biochem promoting our infographic as well.
So it's not only a researcher's effort to promote their research or their infographic, it's also an institutional effort as well, just providing really great visibility and discoverability for this research.
My last example is a conference presentation. I wanted to use this one, because I always get asked a lot about how can we track the efforts we're putting into conferences, Especially when it comes to presentations. And it comes to posters. There's a lot of effort that goes behind these. But it's really hard to measure what that influence, what that impact looks like.
But one option is posting that conference presentation and fixture.
And I'd even recommend doing it before the conference as it creates a really nice follow up for anyone attending the conference.
So here we have doctor Elizabeth Galled from Long Brown University.
Posted their presentations in FIG share. We can see that there is 39 tweeters, which is really impressive for a conference presentation.
Here the researcher tweeted about the slides following up from the conference for 2019, Using a conference hashtag mentioning the university, so the university can also pick this up and retweet it, as well, and they're looking directly back to the repository.
They're also engaging in dialog, as well. So, here, we have the GR Research Development Services responding to the presentation saying, this is really great work.
Then, doctor God is responding quickly on the same day was saying, that's great, but even better. She's looking to the recorded session. So she's already providing even more longevity, providing more content, making that engagement really useful. Giving someone something praying that incentive for them to click on that link and to engage with our research. So this is a really terrific example of how to get the most out of a conference and how to get the most out of your conference presentation, and poster.
You put a lot of work into these, and this is one way in which you can have longevity for your research, and also make it measurable, your impact, and influence when you're attending a conference.
And here, again, is just some additional examples of how people were engaging with this poster. And none of us would have been possible if it wasn't posted, and fixture, if it didn't have a persistent home, a persistent identifier, And the researcher wasn't actively sharing their research online.
So we've talked a little bit about how to showcase research, how to share research, promote, and track, and heroes. And I wanted to sum up a some final thoughts.
As Andrew presented, it's important to use a feature repository to publish and share your ....
Having all research outputs in one place, and following the best practices, will just increase the discoverability and reusability of your research and also provides it with a persistent home. So you don't have to worry about that link, Rob.
Next step is that you have to roll what you've shared, what you've posted in your repository.
So when you are promoting your research, always linked directly to the research output, don't link to secondary sources.
There's also nothing wrong with self promotion or promoting colleagues. You should be putting your research. You put a lot, a lot of work behind it. You see the value in it. It's important to share that value with your audience. But make sure you mentioned in your posts or about the research, You're looking at those key points.
You're looking at those key outcomes, you're pulling out, what the research, what the person could be seeing if they click on that link and engage with your research.
Also, don't be afraid to collaborate on campus. More people sharing eagle's higher visibility. It's really magical That can happen when the research office, the library, and researcher, work together to promote research.
Last, you want to know enough or my efforts paying off, worth our research being shared. What are the stakeholders that are interacting with my research.
Can do this with alt metric, and you can see this influence of your research. As soon as it's published, again, really helpful when we're talking about ..., especially ..., coming from the Humanities, Arts and Sciences, or citations can take a little bit longer to accrue.
It also just allows you to go beyond the biblical metrics or those traditional citation metrics.
You can demonstrate a much broader and richer picture of the online engagement of your research with diverse audiences.
So with that, I want to say thank you for attending our webinar today. Below you'll see contact information from Andrew and myself, we encourage you to reach out, we're also always happy to share our slides and additional resources.
Before I turn it over to Q and A, I wanted to give a quick plug to an upcoming webinar we have.
With ACRL on is it worth it: weighing the benefits of research, data management infrastructure for the library and we'll also be revisiting the OSTP memo that Andrew previewed earlier. I'm looking at it through that lens, as well.
So you'll see a QR here that's going to be a great webinar and I encourage you to register, and with that, I will turn it over to Laura for our Q&A.
Thanks so much, Shannon and Andrew, for your presentations. We have had only one so far in the chat. So if you would like to ask a question in these few moments we've got left, please do enter it now. But this first one that we have is our relation to fiction. So one for Andrew. So the question is, if someone downloads video from fixture anxious file rather than the DOI, how can we track metrics afterwards? Can we set up some files to view only? I think this one is a roadmap related one.
Yeah, that's, that's on the roadmap.
The ability to share metadata, and make files, pre viewable, but not but basically not allow people to download the file, so that is, that is coming probably within this year.
On the one hand, you know, it's, it's nice to be able to do that.
I think people are getting, when we're used to citing things correctly and, uh, it's always good to remove barriers as much as possible to access.
So, yeah. It, hopefully we I think that that, that is. that's on the roadmap, because it's requested a lot, and people really do need that functionality.
But hopefully, it's not needed that much because people are exciting things correctly, and not just like sharing files.
But I think the short answer is, that functionality is coming for institutions to be able to apply to their repositories.
Thanks, Andrew. Next question is another fix sha one. So do you need an account to use FIG share? Is it free or only if your institution has an account?
Yeah, good question. So feature started as a completely free resource for individual researchers and was the first place I ever shared data as a library student.
So if you're a, an individual and you've had some scholarly outputs to share, you can sign up for free FIG share dot com There's a sign-up link right there.
And you can start sharing, uh, with no, no real restrictions, IE, 20 gigabyte.
No file, storage limit.
and then if you're at an institution with FIG share, you can talk to the repository administrators about how they have it set up for you to use the accounts or get an account or submit to that repository.
Thanks, Andrew and another ... may be an odd question, but can you add fiction, see how much open data is being re-used by others?
That's a great question and I think it's becoming, um, easier and easier to do that as sharing has become more normalized. There's a lot more out there you can see if you go to picture dot com and just click Enter into the search bar.
You'll see that over, I think there almost seven million shared objects out there right now.
Um, to be able to actually see how they're being used. You can sort search results by citations. Or, you can sort by them, by all metrics, scores, So you can see the things that have been like.
Highly used, We have a, we have statistics, endpoints.
So, especially for institutions, you have a lot of ability to, kind of examine how the outputs in your, your repository being re-used within the fixed share univers though. Because everything has a persistent identifier.
You can search for the, you know, the DOI prefixes in other, you know, services like the dimensions database.
You can find where that DOI has been mentioned or cited.
So, um, yeah, so those are two ways to kind of start looking at re-use through the kind of fixture search, but also through these indexing services.
Thanks, Andrew. Next one we have is Sorry. There's a few came through ones. Are there any plans for alt metric to track activity on mastodon?
Oh, ... Sorry, I was Let Andrew questions. That's a great question. I will say at the moment, there is not, and that being because a lot of people are still sharing on Twitter. We haven't really seen a dramatic decrease from all the news that's been coming out in the twitter verse. Massa, Joan is also a really difficult place to track, because it's hosted on various different servers, it's not on one platform. So it's something that we're keeping our eye on. Of course, and monitoring. We always want to be where the community's ought to make sure that we're capturing as many mentions and engagement around research as possible. So, for now, we're monitoring it. But it is something that is a bit complicated technically to track, especially when it comes to tracking, doe eyes, and links, and everything.
Great. Thanks, Shannon. That is all the questions that we had for today. We'll take a quick check back and just make sure that we answer them all that, and we'll get back to anyone that we we missed in the list via e-mail. But the contact details for Andrea and Shannon both on the screen, as you can see. Thank you all so much for joining. Thank you, Andrea and Shannon presenting, and we'll hopefully see everyone another webinar soon.
Thanks, everybody, OK, Thank you.