Beyond Bibliometrics – Using Scopus to Assess Collections and Support Faculty

Sponsored by Elsevier
Recorded on 05/09/2023

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research

How can academic librarians use the Scopus Data Fetcher to understand and assess citation and publication data?


Understanding and assessing citation and publication data is an increasingly important role for academic libraries, especially as both faculty and libraries need to demonstrate impact beyond traditional citations. APIs have long been a powerful tool in the bibliometrician’s toolbox, but often require advanced coding skills. In this session, two academic librarians will share how they leveraged the Scopus Data Fetcher to access API data without needing to code.

They will discuss what they learned from their analysis of citation and publishing patterns by faculty at their institutions, including how to assess publisher Big Deals, identify collection development gaps, and go beyond traditional bibliometrics to support the tenure and promotion process using altmetrics. In addition, a data expert from Elsevier will showcase all the possibilities of the Scopus Data Fetcher tool and leave participants equipped with the knowledge to get started.


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    Lori Ostapowicz-Critz

    Associate Director for Scholarly Communication and Open Strategies Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Lori Ostapowicz-Critz is the Associate Director for Scholarly Communication and Open Strategies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Gordon Library, in Worcester, Massachusetts. In that role, she is responsible for delivering information resources and discovery services and innovative uses of technology and assessment strategies that advance WPI research, teaching, community engagement, and other library programs and initiatives. Lori has been a science/engineering librarian for over 20 years, with extensive experience in information literacy instruction, reference, research, and collection management.  Before joining WPI in 2018, Lori was the Assistant Dean for Collections Strategy at the Georgia Tech Library in Atlanta.

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    Julie Morris

    Collections Analysis/Bibliometrics Librarian University of New Brunswick

    Julie Morris (they/she) is the Collections Analysis/Bibliometrics Librarian at the University of New Brunswick. In this role, they identify and employ novel uses of data for collections management, research, and administration. They are an early career librarian, holding an MLIS from Western University, and a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Toronto. Their diverse interests include library assessment, scholarly communications, knowledge mobilization, text data mining, equity and inclusion in institutions, and cats.

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    Eric Livingston

    Customer Consultant, Research IntelligenceElsevier

    Eric Livingston is a Consultant with Elsevier’s Research Intelligence group. He helps Federal Government agencies use and integrate Elsevier data and products in their own systems and workflows.

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    Emily Singley

    Vice President, North American Library Relations Elsevier

    Emily Singley is the Vice President, North American Library Relations at Elsevier. Previously she served as Associate University Librarian for Technology and Technical Services at Boston College, where her management portfolio included scholarly communication, metadata, technology, digitization, and acquisitions. Prior to that Emily held library technology roles at Harvard University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Curry College.

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