IPSWICH, Mass. — June 23, 2014 — Metrics from Plum™ Analytics will now include usage statistics for articles and books that are available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) databases and EBSCO Discovery Service. The article-level data from these databases will allow Plum Analytics’ product PlumX to provide usage statistics on articles and books from tens of thousands of providers. This collaboration marks the first time the wealth of information about the actual usage per article such as abstract views, downloads, etc. can be measured across publishers. Continue reading
IPSWICH, Mass. — January 14, 2014 — In a deal that brings together the leading subscription services, database, e-book and discovery provider with the leading provider of alternative research metrics, EBSCO Information Services has acquired Plum™Analytics. Plum Analytics is the first altmetrics provider to move beyond metrics about articles and track all research output in any form, providing a powerful tool that augments traditional metrics.
Plum Analytics is the provider of PlumX™, a product that delivers a more complete picture of research and answers questions about research impact for anyone including researchers, librarians, administrators, and funders. PlumX, named Library Journal’s most ambitious database in 2013, gathers metrics across five categories—usage, mentions, captures, social media and citations. Metrics are gathered around what Plum Analytics calls artifacts—more than just the journal articles that a researcher authors. Continue reading