Google activity • In groups of 2-3, try Googling each other and write down what you find • 15 minuteshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/go-local/6234724527/
Institutional web presence• Institutional repository ▫ Manchester eScholar• Faculty/ School ▫ Researcher profile pages?• University website ▫ http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/ ▫ Patrycja Strycharczuk
Professional activities• Do you appear on relevant websites? ▫ Membership of professional groups ▫ Committees ▫ Editorial boards ▫ Conference papers ▫ Discussion lists and forums in your research field? JISCmail
Personal research blogs• Keep a research journal• Practice writing for a specific audience ▫ Researchers in your field ▫ Interested academics ▫ General public• Reach a wider audience• Create a ‘hub’ for your activities• Control content , design and updates
Researchers’ blogs• Eljee Javier ▫ http://eljeejavier.com/• Social Software, libraries and e-learning ▫ http://elearning.lse.ac.uk/blogs/socialsoftware/• The Thesis Whisperer ▫ http://thethesiswhisperer.wordpress.com/
Blogging about your research• Think about your audience ▫ Academic or general readers? ▫ Inter-disciplinary?• Offer something new or different ▫ What makes your blog worth reading? ▫ What do you want readers to learn?• Use examples ▫ Relate research to specific examples ▫ Demonstrate relevance and impact
Writing tips• Keep it up-to-date, post regularly• Be conversational and engaging• Keep it focused, remove redundant words and avoid jargon• Use headings, short paragraphs and lists• Use links, images and tags (wordclouds etc)
Twitter• Disseminate news about your research• Keep up-to-date with others in your field• Build networks of researchers• Follow conferences and get reactions to events as they happen• Use Bitly to create short URLs
Social citations Networking, collaboration, find out who is reading the same things as you, and what else they’re reading!
Action plan• Where am I? • Where do I want to be? ▫ Do I have an online ▫ Actions profile? ▫ Is it up-to-date? ▫ Is it connected?
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