MESUR: usage-based metrics of scholarly impact

@inproceedings{Bollen2007MESURUM,
  title={MESUR: usage-based metrics of scholarly impact},
  author={Johan Bollen and Michael A. Rodriguez and Herbert Van de Sompel},
  booktitle={JCDL '07},
  year={2007}
}
The evaluation of scholarly communication items is now largely a matter of expert opinion or metrics derived from citation data. Both approaches can fail to take into account the myriad of factors that shape scholarly impact. Usage data has emerged as a promising complement to existing methods o fassessment but the formal groundwork to reliably and validly apply usage-based metrics of schlolarly impact is lacking. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded MESUR project constitutes a systematic… 

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