The library’s getting donuts!

What sort I hear you ask, hot cinnamon? Chocolate? Sprinkles?

Allow us to let you down gently, we’ve added Altmetric Donuts in the Flinders Academic Commons.


What is the Flinders Academic Commons (FAC)?

The FAC is our institutional repository that stores, indexes and disseminates a range of scholarly outputs created by the University’s researchers. Apart from journal articles it contains other text, images, sound and data files, the vast majority of which are openly accessible. Full-text FAC content is discoverable in Findit@Flinders, Trove, Google & Google Scholar, and unpaywall to name a few. All publications authored by Flinders University staff (both academic and professional) and students are eligible for inclusion. Contact us at to have your publications included.

Altimetric Donuts:

Altmetric tracks the use of scholarly output online outside of the ‘normal’ academic discourse.

“Thousands of conversations about scholarly content happen online every day. Altmetric tracks a range of sources to capture and collate this activity, helping you to monitor and report on the attention surrounding the work you care about.”

Altmetrics allows authors to see how their writings are used beyond traditional citation counts in other scholarly mediums. Altmetrics records when articles are mentioned on social media (facebook, twitter and blogs for instance), mentioned on in news reporting, cited in Wikipedia articles, or mentioned in Reddit threads, to mention just a few. Altmetric is able to track these mentions / uses by DOI as well as other unique identifiers such as the handle we allocate publications in the FAC.

A small donut will be placed on each FAC article with a number indicating the number of altmetric counts the article has generated (from all sources, not just the FAC). We’ve added the free version of Altmetric, so mentions may be limited at times. Let us know what you think about Altmetric!


Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution

Article in the FAC:

DOI/link to published article:

Altmetric Info:

This article is in the top 5% of outputs measured by Altmetric, and has been mentioned 334 times, including when @FlindersLib tweeted it out last week.


Where can I get some more info:


FAC Libguide:


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