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  • 1. Social Media for Music Researchers Dr Helen Webster, Digital Humanities Network CRASSHThursday, 21 February 2013
  • 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. 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. What are Social Media? • Digital • Networked • Open (Weller, 2012)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 5. Scale of digital engagement TechnoFEAR! TechnoJOY! (Izzard, 1997)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 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. The Agenda • Any questions...? • Any concerns...? • Any aims...? • Any tools...?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 8. What do you want to do with social media?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 9. Who wants to listen and why?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 10. Three - phases? activities? levels? • Broadcasting (consumption) • Networking (participation) • Sharing (reciprocation)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 11. Broadcasting Being online: • Visibility • Spaces • Identities and CollationThursday, 21 February 2013
  • 12. Spaces Proprietry/free The Academic The Open Web Web PasswordThursday, 21 February 2013
  • 13. Broadcasting tools • Website • Blog • Online profile (Facebook, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Google Profile, Google Scholar Citations profile, ResearcherID, ORCID)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Networking Networking online: • Aims • Contacts • ParticipationThursday, 21 February 2013
  • 19. ...what do you want to get out of networking?Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Creating and Sharing • Frictionless • Open (Creative Commons)Thursday, 21 February 2013
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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