Metrics for the Expanding Digital Universe

As a self-professed data junkie, I always thoroughly enjoy the yearly Internet Trends presentation from Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. One slide that jumped out talks about the very small percentage of data that is “tagged” and the even smaller amount of data that is “analyzed” in the Digital Universe. Read More

Single Sign On: PlumX is Shibboleth Enabled

We’re excited to announce that PlumX is Shibboleth enabled. Institutions and large enterprises can now authenticate PlumX in the way they are used to for subscription services. In addition the Shibboleth-enabled authorization also provides the identification process necessary to safeguard researchers’ profiles. Read More

The Power of Being Able to See What You Could Only Imagine

In my 11th grade biology class, with my lab partner, we dissected a fetal pig.  I remember the aha moment when I realized what the diaphragm was.  I had taken clarinet lessons for many years, and my teacher would always tell me to “breathe more with your belly, Read More

Five Categories of Metrics

When we started working with all of the metrics that we could gather from the data exhaust created when people interacted with research we quickly realized three things: Not all metrics are created equal, a download is not the same as a tweet. Read More

Plum Analytics at ALA Midwinter

If you are going to ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia please stop by booth #1871 to say hi to us and see a demo of PlumX. Here are some other places you can catch us besides the exhibit hall: ACRL STS Hot Topics Discussion Group What: Come and join the STS Hot Topics Discussion Group as we address the issue of Altmetrics! Read More

PlumX Selected Most Ambitious Database of 2013

Here at PlumTM Analytics we were happy to learn that Library Journal selected PlumX as the Most Ambitious Database of 2013 in their annual roundup of award-winning databases. Library Journal compared the winners to movie studios with Plum Analytics equated to a producer of an Indie film, Read More

PlumX and Institutional Repositories

Since we started PlumX we understood that it was important to work with institutional and discipline-specific repositories, both as a source of research output as well as a target for providing value via PlumX metrics. PlumX imports records seamlessly from EPrints, Read More

Favorites from the Archives

At PlumTM Analytics, we often blog about new features and other new developments for PlumX, the product that processes big data to bring you information about research impact. Here are some of our previous blog posts you may have missed about important features and functions. Read More