Captures track when end users bookmark, favorite, become a reader, become a watcher, etc.
Captures indicate that someone wants to come back to the work.
Captures are important because they are an early, leading indicator of future citations.
Below is a table of the metrics sources that PlumX uses for capture metrics.
Metrics as of April 28, 2016
|Bookmarks||Delicious||Number of times an artifact has been bookmarked|
|Favorites||Slideshare, YouTube||The number of times the artifact has been marked as a favorite|
|Followers||GitHub||The number of times a person or artifact has been followed|
|Forks||Github||The number of times a repository has been forked|
|Readers||Goodreads, Mendeley||The number of people who have added the artifact to their library|
|Exports/Saves||EBSCO||This includes the number of times an artifact’s citation has been exported direct to bibliographic management tools or as file downloads, and the number of times an artifact’s citation/abstract and HTML full text (if available) have been saved, emailed or printed.|
|Subscribers||Vimeo, YouTube||The number of people who have subscribed for an update|
|Watchers||Github||The number of people watching the artifact for updates|