Indiana University-Bloomington Receives Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Aug 17, 2010


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Indiana University-Bloomington received a $349,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will fund research into creating metrics that will measure the scholarly impact of large-scale usage data. More specifically, the grant will, in part, be shared by the National Information Standards Organization and Johan Bollen, an associate professor at the university's School of Informatics and Computing, to build upon the work started by the Metrics from Scholarly Usage of Resources (MESUR) project that Bollen began in 2006, again with support from the foundation.

Data from more than 110,000 periodicals, in addition to publisher-provided usage reports covering more than 2,000 institutions, is currently being organized in MESUR's databases.

(www.iub.edu; www.mellon.org; www.niso.org)