The Innovative Metrics Working Group is pursuing a range of topics.
Areas of focus include:
- Innovation, creation and documentation of new metric standards;
- Competence building in libraries and among researchers;
- Alternative metrics for management reporting;
- Guidelines for how to explain to management why measures fluctuate and Ethics of alternative measures.
In 2018, the group delivered a set of best practices and recommendations in its report Scholarly Metrics Recommendations For Research Libraries: Deciphering the Trees in the Forest.