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PlumX Metrics Now Integrated Throughout Ursinus Digital Commons

View Activity for Publications Beyond Downloads and Page Counts

Authors and visitors to Digital Commons@Ursinus have a new way to see the impact of works stored in Ursinus College’s institutional repository.  “Long gone are the days where the only access to research was through a printed journal, yet, the statistics to capture the impact of research had not changed to reflect this.  In 2012, Plum Analytics was founded with the vision of bringing modern ways of measuring research impact to individuals and organizations that use and analyze research.” – Plumanalytics.com

The Plum Print and corresponding detail page allow repository visitors to survey activity from a variety of online sources, including where a work is published, shared, or referenced.  This data visualization provides a comprehensive set of research metrics in five categories, each represented by a color:

  • Usage (green)
  • Captures (purple)
  • Mentions (yellow)
  • Social media (blue)
  • Citations (orange)

Metrics are drawn from a variety of key sources including open-access metadata from bepress.  The Plum Print on item pages is dynamic. Each color circle in the Plum Print represents the relative amount of activity in the associated category. The larger the circle, the more metrics in that category.  You can also click to view all the detail for the metrics, including sources and citation indexes.

Please contact Andy Prock, Scholarly Communications and Metadata Librarian, with questions or to learn more about the benefits of sharing your work in Digital Commons.