What Are Altmetrics? Are They Important? Altmetrics, also known as alternative metrics, offer a way to gauge the attention that research output (such as articles, data sets, program code, slide decks, and posters) is generating on social media, reference sharing sites (such as Mendeley), blogs, and other online media.? The term “altmetrics” was coined on Twitter in 2010 by Jason Priem, then a graduate student at the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library... Tags: 2015 NovemberCommunityEventsScientific Library Read more about What Are Altmetrics? Are They Important?