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February 2, 2017

Elsevier. Elsevier acquires leading Altmetrics provider Plum Analytics. Elsevier announced the acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services, a global information services company providing research and discovery platforms and access to premium content. The acquisition will enable Elsevier to significantly expand access to Plum Analytics’ altmetrics to more researchers and more institutions. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2016

EBSCO Information Services PlumX Metrics help University of Helsinki gauge reach of research. The University of Helsinki is the first university in Finland to use altmetrics provided by Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, to gain greater insight into the research output of its scholars. Departments in several different disciplines are using PlumX Dashboard to monitor and quantify the digital footprint of its research, and in the process, are seeing how the instant feedback these metrics offer can be useful alongside standard academic citations when analyzing how its research is being used. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2013

Plum Analytics. Plum Analytics new product PlumX gives researchers an edge. Plum Analytics launched their new product, PlumX, designed to help funders, researchers, librarians, and others at institutions to answer questions about research. PlumX analyzes data about research artifacts to provide a complete and timely view of not only research and researchers, but also the groups they are affiliated with such as labs, departments and institutes. [Full Announcement].

December 3, 2012

Plum Analytics. Plum Analytics and figshare collaborate to ensure researchers get credit for their research.. In ever-growing efforts to provide a full picture of research and researchers, Plum Analytics and figshare are working together to provide metrics about the use of datasets. figshare has pioneered the sharing of research beyond the traditional publishing model by providing an easy mechanism for researchers to share datasets. These datasets include artifacts such as spreadsheets, figures, photos, papers, etc. figshare makes it easy for researchers to get credit for this research by publishing it in a discoverable way outside of journals. figshare keeps metrics such as views and shares for every dataset artifact so researchers and others can see which datasets are most used. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2012

Plum Analytics. University of Pittsburgh becomes first institution to adopt Plum Analytics to provide metrics for research output. Plum Analytics announced that the University of Pittsburgh Library System is adopting Plum to provide aggregated open metrics for the university’s research output. Plum is delivering a directory of researchers for Pitt that correlates usage and interaction metrics from an ever-growing list of Open Access sources, social networks, data repositories, and many other forms of scholarly communication. [Full Announcement].