Seminars & Workshops


Metrics 2014: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG/MET)

The growth in types and uses of social media is changing some of the ways in which research is disseminated and, in turn, influencing the field of metrics. In addition to its concern for bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics, the metrics field now includes measurement of the web and the Internet, as well applications running on these platforms. Research on metrics has been growing dramatically over the last 15-20 years. In addition to accounting for a large proportion of the literature published in core library and information science (LIS) journals, such as the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), much metrics literature is published in general science and medical journals and is, thus, considered an LIS export. This contributes to a rise in interest for metrics research both within and outside LIS.

The SIG/MET workshop, co-sponsored by the SIG and the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, will capitalize on this growing interest in metrics research and provide a forum for the presentation of informetrics and scientometric work, including new theoretical approaches, indicators, applications and tools. Among the presenters are PhD students, professionals and established researchers doing cutting-edge work in this important field.

Vincent Larivière
, assistant professor, Université de Montréal, Canada
Isabella Peters, professor, ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Kiel University, Germany
Cassidy R. Sugimoto, assistant professor, Indiana University 
Chaoqun Ni, Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University
C. Sean Burns, assistant professor, University of Kentucky 
Stacy Konkiel, director of marketing and research, Impactstory 
Brad Demarest, Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University 
Shu Liu, Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian, University of California, Irvine 
Kimberly Powell, life sciences informationist, Emory University 
Timothy Bowman, Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University
Judit Bar-Ilan, professor, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Andrea Scharnhorst, senior researcher, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands
Dietmar Wolfram, professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 


Early-bird:  SIG/MET Members $190, Members $200, Non-members $220
Regular:  SIG/MET Members $210, Members $220, Non-members $240