Altmetric, the scholarly research data science company, is to undertake a pilot project with The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to track the impact of materials in the OECD iLibrary. The OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve economic and social well-being, working with over 100 countries.
The pilot will see Altmetric tracking how much attention the over 120,000 articles, chapters, books, papers, tables, charts and statistical datasets in the OECD's iLibrary receive. The project will first make use of the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions platform to analyse the data internally, but the plan is to later deploy Almetric badges which will show external visitors to the iLibrary platform an “at-a-glance” rundown of that data for each item too.
Toby Green from OECD’s Public Affairs and Communications Directorate said: “Measuring the broader impacts of what we publish is vital, because we need to learn what works and what doesn't. Altmetric data will be a key ingredient in rebuilding the OECD's impact evaluation activities, complementing our existing traditional and social media monitoring.”
The pilot runs from now until September.