BRIC 2017

Hosted at Carleton University
May 31st, 2017

Our inaugural event originated when two librarians reached out to each other to network and discuss bibliometric and research impact support services. With an eye to gather together a dozen or so librarians with common interests, Eve Richard (Université Laval) & Shannon Gordon (University of Waterloo) reached out to colleagues in other academic libraries and that’s how BRIC 2017 was born. Originally anticipating a small group to show up, we instead were able to quickly assemble close to 50 persons from diverse academic and library settings from across Canada.

Organizers for BRIC 2017, held at Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library in Ottawa included:

  • Eve Richard, Université Laval

  • Shannon Gordon, University of Waterloo

  • Jane Burpee, McGill University

  • Held Barbosa De Souza, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

  • George Duimovich, Carleton University


topics covered by speakers

Theme - Aggregating different levels of bibliometric & research impact (BRI) data

  • Bibliometric & research impact support at Concordia University Library
    Krista Alexander, Concordia University & Sean McLaughlin, Concordia University

  • Healthy partnership: Assessing engineers’ and physicians’ collaborations
    Élise Anne Basque, Polytechnique de Montréal

  • Is that good? The use of bibliometrics and research impact data for decision support in a research hospital setting
    Ruth Cawdron, University Health Network

Lightning talks - Contextual stories about our users

  • BRI & the international landscape – a snapshot
    Rosarie Coughlan, Queen’s University

  • Bibliometrics at ÉTS Library: Opportunities that lead to polyvalent services
    Held De Souza, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

  • Narratives from networks: Telling stories with citations
    Jeffrey Demaine, MLIS

  • Above and beyond the journal impact factor: Clarivate’s unique and normalized metrics following the principles of the Leiden Manifesto
    Marisa Ruccolo,Clarivate Analytics

  • Measuring the observable influence of health-related research within and beyond academia (OIWABA)
    Christopher Manuel, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Theme - BRI information literacy for diverse campus stakeholders

  • Bibliometric & research impact information literacy: Where we're at and where we're going
    Krista Alexander, Concordia University

  • First encounter: Health Sciences undergrads meet research impact metrics
    Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal

  • Research intelligence tools: Piloting the pertinence of an alternative measurement framework
    Maria Teresa Fernandez de Castro, Natural Resources Canada


Reflecting on unique BRI metrics

  • Identifiers, repositories & metrics
    George Duimovich, Carleton University

  • Bibliometric indicators for Law professors
    Eve Richard, Université Laval


Ethics & raising awareness of BRI issues (panel discussion)

  • Panelists: Ethics & raising awareness of BRI

    • Heloise Emdon, Carleton University Research Office (CURO)

    • Shannon Gordon, University of Waterloo

    • Alexandra Kohn, McGill University

View the full BRIC 2017 program here (PDF).