Thursday, July 25, 2013

Google Scholar Metrics

The 2013 version of Scholar Metrics was released on July 24, 2013. It covers articles published between 2008 and 2012.

'Scholar Metrics currently cover articles published between 2008 and 2012, both inclusive. The metrics are based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar in July 2013. This also includes citations from articles that are not themselves covered by Scholar Metrics.'
More information... 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Altmetrics - an overview

Richard Cave, Director of IT and Computer Operations, Public Library of Science has released a paper titled: Overview of the Altmetrics Landscape.

Definition from the Altmetrics website
"Altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship."
AJ Cann via Flickr

Monday, July 22, 2013

Infographic: World's Biggest Data Breaches

The Information is Beautiful site has released an infographic showing the World's Biggest Data Breaches (losses greater than 30,000 records) overtime, click on the bubbles to read more.