Author Archives: Tuija Sonkkila

About Tuija Sonkkila

Data Curator at Aalto University. When out of office, in the (rain)forest with binoculars and a travel zoom.

Everyday altmetrics

Show me the numbers A while ago I was contacted by an academic person from one of the Schools of Aalto University. They wanted to have a quick look on how their publications from last year had performed altmetrics-wise. We … Continue reading

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Open landscape

In his recent blog posting Understanding the implications of Open Citations – how far along are we?, Aaron Tay from Singapore Management University gives a compact and clear overview on open citations. As Tay rightly notes, With the recent interest … Continue reading

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OpenCitations Corpus

Citations are central to scientific communication. Despite increasing doubts in their very-old-school use in measuring impact, citations are still very much alive in that part of academia too. What is nice is that in OpenCitations Corpus (OCC) we have now … Continue reading

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Hilite Pure

When you are a customer of a web-based service that allows you to tweak only some elements of the web appearance but not all of them, you begin to wonder should you do something about it yourself. One such service … Continue reading

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One year makes a (small) difference

Time goes by, publications get attention, metrics accrue. Or do they? To find out what happens locally in small scale and in a short time frame, in one year, I re-queried the Altmetric API and WoS for our items at … Continue reading

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Policy sources and impact

Since some time already, Altmeric has harvested information on how much various policy and guidance documents have been citing research publications. The way they do it is mainly by text-mining the References section of PDF documents, and verifying results against … Continue reading

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Email anatomy of a project

When a HE project runs more than few years, and when it keeps more people busy than just some, it generates a substantial amount of email. Of course, IM has been among us for quite some time, but it has … Continue reading

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Making titles to match

Research and citations Since a few months now, the Aalto University CRIS back-end has served the research active personnel and other inclined staff. Since last week, the front-end site was opened to the public. One of the most interesting aspects … Continue reading

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Towards more automation (and better quality)

Few weeks ago, CSC-IT Center for Science opened the much awaited VIRTA REST API for publications (page in Finnish). VIRTA is the Finnish higher education achievement register, a tool to be utilized in the authoritative data harvesting in the way … Continue reading

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Mining REF2014 impact case studies

The British 2014 Research Excellence Framework is a landmark in recent European academic life, no matter from what angle you look at it. One of its novelties was Impact Case Studies, a collection of impressive 6,975 items which showcase how … Continue reading

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