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Turning our attention to supporting research: six months in to the Warwick University's Academic Technology digital humanities initiative.

Turning our attention to supporting research: six months in to the Warwick University's Academic Technology digital humanities initiative.

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  • 1. iwmw13Turning Our Attention toSupporting ResearchAmber ThomasAcademic Technology ManagerUniversity of Warwickhttp://www.slideshare.net/academictechwarwick/iwmwsupportingresearch
  • 2. confessionconfession
  • 3. my contextmy contextBy Scouten (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • 4. is research a blind spot?is research a blind spot?http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2013/jan/10/research-communications-uk-university-websites
  • 5. UK changes to funding andUK changes to funding andevaluation of researchevaluation of researchOPEN ACCESSIMPACTRESEARCH DATA
  • 6. research is changingresearch is changingAmber Thomas. "21st-century Scholarship and Wikipedia". November 2012, Ariadne Issue 70http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/thomas
  • 7. public engagementpublic engagementinstitutional webpagesare not enoughand who helps researcherswith everything else?
  • 8. open accessopen accessremodelling peer reviewchanges the role of the librarypotential for rebirth of university pressso much more is public
  • 9. broadening of what countsbroadening of what counts• research datasets• code• blogs• slidedecks• podcasts and videosa huge range of formatson a huge range of platforms
  • 10. collaboration andcollaboration andinterdisciplinarityinterdisciplinarityBy Hierarchisches_Datenbankmodell.png:Stern at de.wikipedia derivativework: Sillyfolkboy (Hierarchisches_Datenbankmodell.png) [GFDL(http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia CommonsProjects don’t fit in our fixed structuresProjects spread …•between specialisms•across departments•between institutions•beyond bordersResearch happens outside the universityOutputs live outside the university
  • 11. altmetricsaltmetrics“Altmetrics expand our view of what impact looks like, but also ofwhat’s making the impact. This matters because expressions ofscholarship are becoming more diverse. Articles are increasingly joinedby:•The sharing of “raw science” like datasets, code, and experimentaldesigns•Semantic publishing or “nanopublication,” where the citeable unit is anargument or passage rather than entire article.•Widespread self-publishing via blogging, microblogging, andcomments or annotations on existing work “http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/Some fundamental questions are being asked that could changehow we manage and evaluate research within universities
  • 12. a more social scholarshipa more social scholarshipacademic networks become more visiblea new currency is emerging*Currency metaphor with a nod to Dave White, Oxford TALL
  • 13. research footprint monitoringresearch footprint monitoringCollate usage data from where yourresearch lives and breathesBack onto your institutional webpages,through APIs, feeds and widgets
  • 14. Digital Humanities @ WarwickDigital Humanities @ WarwickOliver Kanaan, Diving into the Splash CC BY NC http://fav.me/d2wp6h4
  • 15. emerging themes, 6 months inemerging themes, 6 months inhttp://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/research/digitalhumanities/visualisationsocial mediaanalyticsdatabases emerging themes
  • 16. reflections, 6 months inreflections, 6 months in• reminds me a lot of how e-learning support used to be 5-10 years ago• could the fees system change and student satisfactionagenda have shifted the focus toward teaching?• researchers are anxious because things are changing sofast• hugely political, a spectrum of drivers and a complexityof response• neutral stance is that digital scholarship is digital literacyapplied to the new research landscape
  • 17. implicationsimplicationsfor institutional websitesfor institutional websitesWe have to get good at:•Re-aggregating distributed content analytics•Using third party specialist platforms: risk management•Data and databases, throughout the lifecycle•Preservation and archiving•Being technology collaborators in complex projects•Responsive innovation through to service provision•Admitting we don’t know the answers sometimes!
  • 18. Thanks!Amber ThomasAcademic Technology ManagerUniversity of Warwickamber.thomas @ warwick.ac.uk@ambrouk

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