Plum™ Analytics Offers Even More Insights Into Research Impact

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~ New Analytics Feature Helps Tell the Stories and Answer Questions About Research ~

Measuring Research Impact
This new PlumX Analytics feature is a realization of our vision to give our users easy ways to understand the stories and interactions behind their research output

Plum™ Analytics is continuing to expand its ability to provide answers about the impact of research with a new data visualization feature. An EBSCO company, Plum Analytics has introduced a new section of analytics into PlumX™ that moves beyond reporting on big data to provide novel insights. The new analytics feature gives anyone who interacts and uses research key insights into the trends and stories behind the citation, usage, social media and other data PlumX collects from dozens of online sources.

PlumX is an impact dashboard that provides information on how research output is being utilized, interacted with, and talked about around the world. It delivers a more complete picture of research and answers questions about research impact by gathering metrics from the places people interact with research artifacts such as articles, clinical trials, blog posts, grants, books, theses/dissertations, webpages and more. These metrics are then categorized into Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations.

The new Analytics tool builds upon the existing features, allowing users to see trends and logical comparisons of groups, artifact types, metric categories and more. The interactive charts will be helpful for those who fund, perform, support or publish research to help understand more about the interaction with their research. This will help answer questions about potential collaborators, promotion efforts, new researchers’ work and more.

Institutions are seeing the benefits of PlumX features. “PlumX is helping Georgia Southern University track our reach across multiple platforms, from scholarly works to social media,” said Dr. Charles Patterson, Vice President of Research and Economic Development. “For a Doctoral Research University, PlumX provides a 360-degree view of where our institution is having an impact in research and scholarly works, and how we are reaching our supporters in our numerous and diverse disciplines.”

“This new PlumX Analytics feature is a realization of our vision to give our users easy ways to understand the stories and interactions behind their research output,” said Andrea Michalek, President and Co-Founder of Plum Analytics. “We plan to continue to expand on this feature giving more insights about what is happening with today’s research."

For more information, visit http://www.plumanalytics.com.

About Plum™ Analytics
Plum Analytics was founded in 2012 with the vision of bringing modern ways of measuring research impact to individuals and organizations that use and analyze research. By carefully designing and deliberately collecting the big data created when individuals interact with research, Plum Analytics delivers products and services that provide contemporary information about research impact. Plum Analytics gathers metrics (often called altmetrics) about research from more than thirty sources including PLOS, PubMed and YouTube, and categorizes them into Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations. Its product, PlumX, is an impact dashboard that provides information on how research output is being utilized, interacted with, and talked about around the world. For more information, visit http://www.plumanalytics.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 600,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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