Thanks to the efforts of newly minted Islandora 7.x Committer Brandon Weigel, from the British Colombia Electronic Library Network, the Islandora Altmetrics module has received a major overhaul, moving beyond support for Altmetrics to become a more generalized tool for adding various metrics. With this change in function comes a name change: Islandora Badges. Available badges include:
- Altmetrics: display social media interactions
- Scopus: Citation counts via the Scopus database
- Web of Science: Citation counts via Web of Science
- oaDOI: Provides a link to a fulltext document for objects without a PDF datastream, via the oadoi.org API
The switch from Altmetrics to Badges will take place with the Islandora 7.x-1.10 release (or now, if you're running on HEAD and want the new update). Making this change took six months of testing and committing, with a total of 161 commits. Special thanks to Jared Whikloj, Jordan Dukart, Diego Pino, Dan Aitken, and Nick Ruest for their part in helping the process along, and to Will Panting and Donald Moses, who created the original Islandora Altmetrics during the 2015 Islandoracon Hackfest.