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NISO Webinar, Meaningful Metrics (First of Two)

It’s time to revisit metrics. How can they be made more meaningful and illuminative? Publishers, librarians, and their vendors use similar vocabulary (such as usage) but what they mean by their terminology (downloads, referral, etc.) and how they interpret it may differ. What data needs to be collected? How long is it retained? What are appropriate data-sharing practices? How should providers measure use of open educational resources? Or use of open access monographs? Can we come to agreement on the meaning of the behavioral data that may be automatically gathered in? In short, how can we make metrics more meaningful? Participants in this two-part webinar examined and discussed these issues and more from a variety of perspectives. Confirmed participants in this initial segment include Rebecca Kennison, Principal, K|N Consultants representing HuMetricsHSS, Brian Cody, Founder, Scholastica, Marie McVeigh, Head of Editorial Integrity, Web of Science, Clarivate; Rachel Borchardt, Science Librarian, American University; and Stacy Konkiel, Senior Data Analyst, Altmetric.
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NISO Webinar

Helping people gain a greater understanding of the information community — our issues and concerns, challenges and opportunities — is core to NISO's mission. Our events are a key element of this, with our popular webinar program at their heart. And, following the NISO/NFAIS merger earlier this year, all NISO members can now attend all 14 webinars in 2020 completely free of charge! This includes an unlimited number of places and full access to a recording of each webinar for anyone who is unable to attend the event itself.
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Brian Cody

CEO and Co-Founder - Scholastica

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Marie McVeigh

Head of Editorial Integrity, Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics

Marie ensures the selection and curation of Web of Science content is completed rigorously and consistently; she investigates ethical questions on content, publishing and citation metrics by day, by night, she is a Citation Ninja.  Marie joined Clarivate in 2017 as part of the development team for Journal Citation Reports™ and has recently moved to the editorial team to extend a career-long interest in bibliographic and bibliometric research for the maintenance of the integrity of the scholarly record as reflected in the Web of Science resources. Prior to Clarivate, she had roles in primary publishing, in A&I Analytics providers, and in author services, but her career began at the Institute for Scientific Information™ (ISI) as the Life Sciences Selections Editor. She participated in the first launch of Web of Science, led production and development of the Journal Citation Reports™ annual data, and the surveillance and review of citation metrics. At ISI, she studied under Dr. Eugene Garfield and continues active research in bibliometrics, ethics in publishing and citation metrics, and the scholarly value of citation indexing.
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Rachel Borchardt

Scholarly Communications Librarian, American University

Rachel Borchardt is the science librarian at American University. Her professional research focuses on the intersection of metrics, research impact, and libraries, and she has written and presented on the topic in many venues, including a 2015 book publication titled Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century Librarian's Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics and Research Impact, published by the American Library Association and available from the ALA Store and Amazon. Prior to arriving at American in March 2009, she worked at Emory University as the Biology and Neuroscience and Behavior Biology Librarian, and also spent 2 years as a research assistant in Carnegie Mellon's Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging prior to entering graduate school, where she helped design and run MRI studies on human subjects.
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Rebecca Kennison

Executive Director, K|N Consultants

Rebecca Kennison is the Executive Director of K|N Consultants, a not-for-profit organization that provides strategic and operational guidance to academic institutions and libraries, learned and scholarly societies, scholarly publishers and university presses, and other mission-driven organizations. She currently acts as a co-PI on HuMetricsHSS, an initiative that creates and supports values-enacted frameworks for understanding and evaluating all aspects of the scholarly life and for promoting the nurturing of these values in scholarly practice. Prior to working full time at K|N, Rebecca was the founding director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, a division of the Columbia University Libraries, where she was responsible for developing programs to facilitate scholarly research and the communication of that research through technology solutions. She has worked primarily in the scholarly publishing industry, including production leadership roles at Cell Press, Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley), and the open-access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).
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Stacy Konkiel

Senior Data Analyst, Altmetric

Stacy Konkiel is a Senior Data Analyst at Altmetric. As co-lead of the Altmetric Data Insights consultancy team, Stacy spends her time analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting Altmetric data to help organizations make better decisions about the research they support. Stacy has worked in the field of altmetrics for over a decade, co-founding the HuMetricsHSS initiative and Metrics Toolkit, and writing and presenting widely about research impact. Previously, Stacy worked with teams at Dimensions, Our Research (Impactstory), Indiana University & PLOS. You can learn more about Stacy at