Social Media for Music                         Researchers                                  Dr Helen Webster,             ...
Modelling Digital Behaviour…               These slides are on Slideshare, and the links embedded                         ...
Aims                   Not to teach tools, or to ‘sell’ social media                     but...                   •       ...
What are Social Media?                •      Digital                • Networked                • Open                     ...
Scale of digital                              engagement    TechnoFEAR!                                 TechnoJOY!        ...
What do you already use?                                                   •   Content Curation (Scoop.it,           •    ...
The Agenda                •      Any questions...?                • Any concerns...?                • Any aims...?        ...
What do you want to                      do with social media?Thursday, 21 February 2013
Who wants to listen                                 and why?Thursday, 21 February 2013
Three - phases?                               activities? levels?                    •        Broadcasting (consumption)  ...
Broadcasting                       Being online:                         • Visibility                         • Spaces    ...
Spaces                                     Proprietry/free                             The Academic       The Open        ...
Broadcasting tools                   • Website                   • Blog                   • Online profile (Facebook, Linke...
Visibility               Invisibility:        •      Google yourself regularly (set up Google alerts) and check for       ...
Collating Your Self: the                           Open Web                    • Namechk - consistent username            ...
Or not?                       If you want to keep your identities separate...                •      Different platforms fo...
Broadcasting                • You want to make sure that if someone’s                       looking for someone in your fie...
Networking                       Networking online:                • Aims                • Contacts                • Parti...
...what do you want to                    get out of networking?Thursday, 21 February 2013
Barriers                    • What are the barriers in your situation and                             context as an early ...
Networking tools                    • Twitter                    • Facebook (and similar)                    • LinkedIn, A...
Rheingold’s 8 stages for cultivating                your Personal Learning Network                    • Explore       • Fe...
Networking                       You want to make sure you hear about any                       developments in your field ...
Creating and Sharing                    • Frictionless                    • Open (Creative Commons)Thursday, 21 February 2...
Tools for Sharing            • Prezi or Slideshare            • Youtube or Vimeo (+ video editing software)            • A...
Sharing                       You’re organising a conference, at                       which you are also presenting a pap...
How is Practice                               Changing?            • Publishing Models: Open Access Publishing            ...
How is Scholarship changing?                       Digital Humanities                  •     Born Digital and digitised re...
Resources         On Good Practice for Researchers               •       Vitae’s Handbook of Social Media for Researchers ...
Further Resources                   • DH23Things online course                   • CamHumBlog a blog about Humanities     ...
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Social media for music researchers

  1. 1. Social Media for Music Researchers Dr Helen Webster, Digital Humanities Network CRASSHThursday, 21 February 2013
  2. 2. Modelling Digital Behaviour… These slides are on Slideshare, and the links embedded in it are live: http://www.slideshare.net/drhelenwebster Feel free to livetweet! #DH23 #RONetworkThursday, 21 February 2013
  3. 3. Aims Not to teach tools, or to ‘sell’ social media but... • an awareness of the ways in which social and digital media platforms can enhance and be embedded in your work as a researcher • an understanding of the issues raised by social and digital media tools, potential pitfalls, good practice and future impacts on the profession • an awareness of and ability to evaluate the various types of digital tool and make informed decisions about your own engagement with them in your practiceThursday, 21 February 2013
  4. 4. What are Social Media? • Digital • Networked • Open (Weller, 2012)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  5. 5. Scale of digital engagement TechnoFEAR! TechnoJOY! (Izzard, 1997)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  6. 6. What do you already use? • Content Curation (Scoop.it, • Social Networks (Facebook , Storify LinkedIn, Academia.edu) • Conferencing (Skype, Google • Blogging (Wordpress, Blogger) Hangouts), Livestreaming Ustream, Livestream) • Microblogging Twitter • Cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, Colwiz, Evernote) • Content sharing (Flickr, Youtube, Vimeo, Slideshare, Scribd, Audioboo, Soundcloud) • Social Bibliography and bibliometrics (Mendeley, Zotero, ResearcherID, ORCID, Google • Cloud email (Yahoo, Gmail) Scholar Citations) • Social Bookmarking (Delicious, • Alternative office tools Diigo) (Scrivener, Prezi)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  7. 7. The Agenda • Any questions...? • Any concerns...? • Any aims...? • Any tools...?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  8. 8. What do you want to do with social media?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  9. 9. Who wants to listen and why?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  10. 10. Three - phases? activities? levels? • Broadcasting (consumption) • Networking (participation) • Sharing (reciprocation)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  11. 11. Broadcasting Being online: • Visibility • Spaces • Identities and CollationThursday, 21 February 2013
  12. 12. Spaces Proprietry/free The Academic The Open Web Web PasswordThursday, 21 February 2013
  13. 13. Broadcasting tools • Website • Blog • Online profile (Facebook, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Google Profile, Google Scholar Citations profile, ResearcherID, ORCID)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  14. 14. Visibility Invisibility: • Google yourself regularly (set up Google alerts) and check for information put online by others • Check privacy and permission settings carefully • Use pseudonyms Visibility: • Think about your metadata and keyword search terms • link to ‘authority’ sites and have them link to you • update ‘regularly’ and at peak timesThursday, 21 February 2013
  15. 15. Collating Your Self: the Open Web • Namechk - consistent username • Grab variants of your (user)name • Consistent and recognisable profile picture • Gravatar • Google Profile • About.me, Flavours.me • Share and update on other platformsThursday, 21 February 2013
  16. 16. Or not? If you want to keep your identities separate... • Different platforms for different purposes • Check privacy settings • Have a policy on ‘friending’, ‘following’ etc and add a clear statement of your intentions • Avoid logins and synching with Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn etc • Don’t let your computer ‘remember’ your login • Use pseudonyms and abstract profile pictures for personal identitiesThursday, 21 February 2013
  17. 17. Broadcasting • You want to make sure that if someone’s looking for someone in your field, your name comes up.You also want to make sure that the profile they find is rounded, academic and professional. How do you go about doing this?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  18. 18. Networking Networking online: • Aims • Contacts • ParticipationThursday, 21 February 2013
  19. 19. ...what do you want to get out of networking?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  20. 20. Barriers • What are the barriers in your situation and context as an early career researcher? • What are the barriers in yourself to participation? • What is the motivation for others to network with you?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  21. 21. Networking tools • Twitter • Facebook (and similar) • LinkedIn, Academia.edu • Lanyrd, Methodspace, Researchgate • JISCmail or Ucam email lists forum@lists.cam.ac.uk crassh-early-career-researchers- • Any platform which enables a profile, some form of content, and some way to interact.Thursday, 21 February 2013
  22. 22. Rheingold’s 8 stages for cultivating your Personal Learning Network • Explore • Feed • Search • Engage • Follow • Inquire • Tune • Respond Howard Rheingold (2012). Netsmart: How to thrive onlineThursday, 21 February 2013
  23. 23. Networking You want to make sure you hear about any developments in your field - new research, and also new jobs and opportunities.You also want some mentoring guidance. • How do you go about creating an online network to achieve this?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  24. 24. Creating and Sharing • Frictionless • Open (Creative Commons)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  25. 25. Tools for Sharing • Prezi or Slideshare • Youtube or Vimeo (+ video editing software) • Audacity + Soundcloud or Audioboo • Issuu or Scribd • Flickr • Ustream or LivestreamThursday, 21 February 2013
  26. 26. Sharing You’re organising a conference, at which you are also presenting a paper. How do you use social media to enhance the event and your own role in it?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  27. 27. How is Practice Changing? • Publishing Models: Open Access Publishing • Quality Assessment Models: Altmetrics • Funding: Collaboration and large projects • Pedagogy: digital classroom, ‘pedagogy of abundance’ • Conference ‘attendance’ – livestreaming, liveblogging, podcastingThursday, 21 February 2013
  28. 28. How is Scholarship changing? Digital Humanities • Born Digital and digitised research objects • Big Data – data mining etc • Digital analysis methods • Data visualisation - Global information Systems (GIS) etc • Crowdsourcing and recruitmentThursday, 21 February 2013
  29. 29. Resources On Good Practice for Researchers • Vitae’s Handbook of Social Media for Researchers and Supervisors • RIN’s Social Media: A Guide for Researchers On the impact of digital technologies on academic practice • Martin Weller (2012) The Digital Scholar • John Naughton (2012) From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What you really need to know about the InternetThursday, 21 February 2013
  30. 30. Further Resources • DH23Things online course • CamHumBlog a blog about Humanities research blogging • The Researcher Online Website with resources from workshops and practical tips and tools • Digital Humanities NetworkThursday, 21 February 2013
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