ARL has released Scholarly Output Assessment Activities, SPEC Kit 346, which explores current ARL member library activities that help scholars manage and measure their output and impact. These activities include assisting authors with managing their scholarly identities, providing options for creating and disseminating scholarly outputs, offering strategies to enhance discoverability of scholarly outputs, helping authors efficiently track scholarly outputs and impact, providing resources and tools to help authors assess their scholarly impact, creating publication reports and social network maps for reporting purposes, and offering guidance and training on new trends and tools for reporting of impact. This study covers outcome assessment services and resources, training, staffing models, partnerships with the parent institution, marketing and publicity, and future trends.
This SPEC Kit includes examples of training materials, job descriptions, descriptions of assessment services, assessment reports, and research guides on scholarly output metrics.
SPEC Kit 346, Scholarly Output Assessment Activities
Ruth Lewis, Cathy C. Sarli, and Amy M. Suiter
May 2015 • 188 pp.
SPEC Kit 346
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