Transcript of "KDEG Top Tech Tips - Academic Social Networks"
Top Tech Tips #1:Academic Social Networks Adam Moore 14th November 2012
What?• “Facebook for academics”• Social networks focusing on connecting researchers• Growing niche
Why?• Discover people working in similar fields• Find related research• Look for collaborators• Share publications and data
Academia.edu• http://www.academia.edu/• “Share Research - a platform for academics to share research papers”• Oldest in market – most established• Analytics for search terms• Features Questions prominently on front page• USP: Usually amongst top search returns on your name
ResearchGate• https://www.researchgate.net• “built for scientists, by scientists, with the idea that science can do more when its driven by collaboration”• Relatively new• Focus is on research, rather than researcher• Has a feed – most similar to Facebook• USP: Discovery of related researchers
iamResearcher• http://www.iamresearcher.com/• “an intelligent networking platform that connect researchers from around the world using the cutting edge technologies”• Currently in Beta• From e-Science group• Allows publication of data and other related outputs from research• Allows creation of project groups• USP: Data sharing / OER
PushPin• http://pushpin.cs.upb.de/• “Supporting Scholarly Awareness in Publications and Social Networks”• Currently in Alpha• Focus on publications• Recommends relevant publications based on your own• USP: Direct link to Mendeley