What is the difference in metrics used for books and journals?

Posted by Tom Grady on Feb. 3, 2022 at 1540

This week, the Opening the Future team at COPIM started making a series of short videos from a recent Zoom chat with Lorraine Estelle, project director of COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources).

We posed Lorraine a few topical questions on the use of metrics in measuring OA books and asked her for insights on the pitfalls, pros and cons.

In the first of our videos below, Professor Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck, and a COPIM project co-lead) asked Lorraine "what is the difference between the metrics used for books and journals?"

We'll post the second video next week so be sure to watch this space and tune in again.


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