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A presentation given at North Carolina State University regarding how scientists, early in their careers, can take advantage of the online tools available today to build reputation, make his/her ...

A presentation given at North Carolina State University regarding how scientists, early in their careers, can take advantage of the online tools available today to build reputation, make his/her activities/data/opinions discoverable and how AltMetrics may impact them in the future.

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    • Online Social Networking for the Sciences: How an Average Scientist Makes Himself Visible Antony Williams NCSU, October 5th 2013
    • Visibility Means Discoverability • Does a Social Profile matter? • You are visible, when you share your skills, experience and research activities by: • • • • • • Establishing a public profile Getting on the record Collaborative Science Demonstrating a skill set Measured using “alternative metrics” Contributing to the public peer review process
    • The world of the online CV • CVs and resumes are mainstream • Re.vu • LinkedIn Profile • Your blog page • Remember Google represents your activities and can represent your CV too….
    • http://re.vu/AntonyWilliams
    • https://www.vizify.com/antonywilliams/
    • CAUTION! Separate Personal from Professional • We all know the stories of the “pictures that shouldn’t have made it online!” • FaceBook is probably best kept “personal”
    • Scientists are “Quantified” • Scientists are quantified • Stats are gathered and analyzed • Employers can find them, tenure will depend on them, and these already happen without your participation • Scientists Impact Factors, H-index and many other variants.
    • How you can be Quantified…
    • ResearchGate
    • The Alt-Metrics Manifesto • http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/
    • AltMetrics via Plum Analytics
    • Usage, Citations, Social Media, Etc
    • Detailed Usage Statistics
    • Your Profile as a Scientist • If you are an active scientist – i.e. already published, active researcher, generator of data, early, mid- or late career there is lots to do! • If you are a junior scientist the benefits of investing time now will provide a strong foundation for your future! • So what do I do??
    • Maybe you should be a brand? • If you are going forth into the social network adopt a “brand name” throughout the network • Search Google for your “brand name” • Choose a unique brand or be yourself BRAND: Collabchem, ChemConnector YOURSELF: egonwillighagen, joergwegner
    • Branding: I am ChemConnector
    • Enabled by • Persistent unique digital identifier • Integrates to workflows such as manuscript and grant submission • Supports automated linkages with your professional activities
    • An Online Profile • Methods of sharing science online include: • • • • • • • • Wikis or blogs Slideshare for presentations YouTube for videos Flickr, Wikimedia etc. for images ChemSpider for chemistry GoogleDocs for data Google Scholar Citations for citations Microsoft Academic Scholar for papers
    • Blogs are for Stories and Detail • • • • A blog is your voice Communicate and engage the community Ask for help, share your skills, collaborate Blogging, in general, is your most important voice in the social network. • Commit to a position and be honest • They can be free or paid – I use Wordpress
    • Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_John_Williams
    • ScientistsDB http://tinyurl.com/7cqylsp
    • ScientistsDB • Write your OWN article on ScientistsDB • It is a community-policed site but it is “your” page • An article, once approved by the community, can, in theory, be moved to Wikipedia if you meet the notability criteria • All content is licensed under standard CCBY-SA 3.0 licensing provided by Wikipedia
    • Are you a-tweeting on Twitter? • 140 characters to connect and communicate • Use your “brand name” on Twitter – it has high frequency here… • Greatest value for me – bite-sized nuggets into information of interest and leading people into information I wish to share including my posts, my activities • Faster responses than email commonly!
    • Are you LinkedIn Yet? You should be • LinkedIn for “professionals” • Expose work history, skills, your professional interests, your memberships – your profile WILL be watched! • Who you are linked to says a lot about who you are. Get Linked to people in your domain. • Professional relationships rather than just friendships. FaceBook-it for friends
    • LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/AntonyWilliams
    • My Career Captured…
    • And “Endorsements”
    • Are you sharing your slides online? • Slideshare to host, expose and share your presentations, publications, posters and videos (subject to copyright you might have transferred!) http://www.slideshare.net/ • Register for an account and retain your branding! Keep your online brand consistent
    • Upload and Add Details • Edit title, add tags, add “abstract”, choose category • Select checkbox for allow/disallow file download
    • SlideShare
    • Social Media Tools Feed Each Other • Plugins and connectors integrate your activities across the social media platforms • Expose your Tweeting and your Slideshare presentations directly on LinkedIn. • Plug-ins allow your tweets and presentations to be automagically displayed on LinkedIn
    • From Slideshare Into the Network
    • Add Applications to LinkedIn
    • Places to Share Videos • There are other sites for you to share your videos online as a scientist • • • • YouTube SciVee Vimeo Slideshare
    • Be Aware of Licensing • Your blog, your YouTube video, your Slideshare, presentations, your Flickr photos, all represent your creative work • Use licenses to protect and share your work • Creative Commons licenses are recommended • Be aware of copyright transfer and what rights you give away
    • Share/Manage Your Publications • Where do you “manage your publications”? • Share your “activities” with the community • My publications/slides/videos are my CV on • • • • • My Blog On LinkedIn On SlideShare On Researchgate On Academia.edu
    • Academia.edu
    • Academia.edu
    • And Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/antony-williams/
    • My Google Scholar Profile
    • My Co-author Graph on MAS..
    • Share Science!!! Not Just Yourself • Become a community contributor to science • Share your expertise in the new world of openness • • • • • Share your code Share your data and your model Share your Figures Contribute to Wikis – Wikipedia and others Become an Open Notebook Scientist
    • Encouraging Participation with Rewards and RECOGNITION
    • Honest Questions can Disrupt…
    • Honest Questions can Disrupt…
    • Honest Questions can Disrupt…
    • Honest Questions can Disrupt…
    • Popularizing Science Fun in the Networks
    • Popularizing Science Fun in the Networks
    • Popularizing Science Fun in the Networks
    • The Power of Blogs & Social Media
    • The Power of Blogs & Social Media
    • The Power of Blogs & Social Media
    • And into the AltMetrics World
    • And into the AltMetrics World
    • Social Networking for Scientists • The representation of YOU on the web is going to become increasingly important… • Engagement and participation is a choice… • Consider the value to both you and to your community regarding contribution • Open Data, Curations, Annotations etc.
    • Thank you Email: williamsa@rsc.org Twitter: @ChemConnector Personal Blog: www.chemconnector.com SLIDES: www.slideshare.net/AntonyWilliams