EBSCO Information Services has acquired Plum Analytics, an altmetrics provider which moved beyond metrics about articles to track all research output in any form. Plum Analytics is the provider of PlumX, a product that delivers a more complete picture of research and answers questions about research impact.
PlumX gathers metrics across five categories: Usage, mentions, captures, social media and citations. Metrics are gathered around what Plum Analytics calls artifacts which include articles, blog posts, book chapters, books, cases, clinical trials, grants, datasets, and much more. The information collected is presented in a variety of ways including data visualizations, dashboards, and widgets.