The Social Side of Research
and Opportunities for Librarians
Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D.
Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Co...
Research is solitary
Research is inherently social
“Research not
communicated is
research not done”
Prof. Anne Glover, EU Science Advisor
‘Social’ for research can mean:
• 
• 
• 
• 

Collaboration
Public Engagement
Public Persona
Professionalization
Identify and Facilitate

Communities
Scientific Genealogy
Erdös Number
Networks of Collaboration

Scopus →	
  Open Refine, Excel →	
  gephi, d3.js
Science@Columbia tumblr

columbiascience.tumblr.com
(@columbiascience)
Assess and Develop Better

Workflow Management
RSS
RSS	
  =	
  Really	
  Simple	
  Syndica/on	
  –	
  a	
  protocol	
  to	
  deliver	
  content	
  (e.g.	
  feed://…)	
  ...
ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT
if trigger then action .	

if [

post	
  to	
  	
  
facebook	
   ]

if [

check	
  in	
  
at...
ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT
if trigger then action .	

if	


then	

post	
  to	
  facebook	
  

if	


.	

post	
  to	
  ...
ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT

A	
  good	
  guide	
  to	
  what	
  apps	
  you	
  should	
  know/use	
  
Develop and Support

New Services
within

New Spaces
3D Printing @ Columbia

@CU_SEL
3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
github.com
Makerspaces
&
Hackerspaces
Professional Persona
ORCID, ResearcherID, etc.
Unique	
  iden/fiers	
  for	
  researchers	
  to	
  cross-­‐reference	
  publica/ons,	
  ac/vi/es...
figshare.com
Share	
  research	
  components	
  to	
  make	
  them	
  discoverable	
  &	
  citable;	
  get	
  metrics	
  
Altmetric(s)
Capture	
  overall	
  impact	
  of	
  a	
  publica/on	
  in	
  blogs,	
  tweets,	
  men/ons,	
  news,	
  etc....
Open Badges
Micro-­‐creden/alling	
  for	
  aMendance,	
  task	
  comple/on,	
  skills,	
  exper/se,	
  etc.	
  	
  

open...
disqus.com
Commen/ng	
  for	
  ANY	
  website,	
  w/	
  metrics,	
  modera/on,	
  &	
  easy	
  implementa/on	
  
Crowdfunding Research
Funding	
  may	
  no	
  longer	
  rely	
  upon	
  the	
  government.	
  Interested	
  communi/es,	
 ...
Professionalization
‘Social’ for research can mean:
• 
• 
• 
• 

Collaboration
Public Engagement
Public Persona
Professionalization
The Social Side of Research
and Opportunities for Librarians
Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D.
Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Co...
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  1. 1. The Social Side of Research and Opportunities for Librarians Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. Emerging Technologies Coordinator Columbia University Libraries jeffrey.lancaster@columbia.edu @j_lancaster Slides – slideshare.net/jeffreylancaster
  2. 2. Research is solitary
  3. 3. Research is inherently social
  4. 4. “Research not communicated is research not done” Prof. Anne Glover, EU Science Advisor
  5. 5. ‘Social’ for research can mean: •  •  •  •  Collaboration Public Engagement Public Persona Professionalization
  6. 6. Identify and Facilitate Communities
  7. 7. Scientific Genealogy
  8. 8. Erdös Number
  9. 9. Networks of Collaboration Scopus →  Open Refine, Excel →  gephi, d3.js
  10. 10. Science@Columbia tumblr columbiascience.tumblr.com
  11. 11. (@columbiascience)
  12. 12. Assess and Develop Better Workflow Management
  13. 13. RSS RSS  =  Really  Simple  Syndica/on  –  a  protocol  to  deliver  content  (e.g.  feed://…)   RSS  Reader  –  a  tool  to  parse  and  format  RSS  content  (e.g.  Feedly)   feed://news.columbia.edu/cu-­‐news/feed  
  14. 14. ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT if trigger then action . if [ post  to     facebook   ] if [ check  in   at  airport   ] if [ RSS  item     starred   ] if [ RSS  item   tagged   ] then [ post  to     twi7er   ]. then [ email   Mom   ]. then add  to   [ dra=  post  ]. then add  to   [ googledoc  ].
  15. 15. ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT if trigger then action . if then post  to  facebook   if . post  to  twi7er   then check  in  at  airport   if . email  Mom   then RSS  item  starred   if . add  to  dra=  post   then RSS  item  tagged   . add  to  googledoc  
  16. 16. ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT A  good  guide  to  what  apps  you  should  know/use  
  17. 17. Develop and Support New Services within New Spaces
  18. 18. 3D Printing @ Columbia @CU_SEL 3dprint.cul.columbia.edu
  19. 19. github.com
  20. 20. Makerspaces & Hackerspaces
  21. 21. Professional Persona
  22. 22. ORCID, ResearcherID, etc. Unique  iden/fiers  for  researchers  to  cross-­‐reference  publica/ons,  ac/vi/es,  etc.   John  Smith  vs.  J.  Smith  vs.  John  D.  Smith  vs.     J.  D.  Smith  vs.  JD  Smith  vs.  …   Wang  Kim  vs.  W.  Kim  vs.  Kim  Wang  vs.  K.  Wang  …   ResearcherID:  J-­‐6870-­‐2012   ORCID:  0000-­‐0003-­‐0458-­‐2127  
  23. 23. figshare.com Share  research  components  to  make  them  discoverable  &  citable;  get  metrics  
  24. 24. Altmetric(s) Capture  overall  impact  of  a  publica/on  in  blogs,  tweets,  men/ons,  news,  etc.  
  25. 25. Open Badges Micro-­‐creden/alling  for  aMendance,  task  comple/on,  skills,  exper/se,  etc.     openbages.org
  26. 26. disqus.com Commen/ng  for  ANY  website,  w/  metrics,  modera/on,  &  easy  implementa/on  
  27. 27. Crowdfunding Research Funding  may  no  longer  rely  upon  the  government.  Interested  communi/es,   engaged  by  social  media  presence,  are  key  to  raising  money  from  the  crowd.  
  28. 28. Professionalization
  29. 29. ‘Social’ for research can mean: •  •  •  •  Collaboration Public Engagement Public Persona Professionalization
  30. 30. The Social Side of Research and Opportunities for Librarians Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. Emerging Technologies Coordinator Columbia University Libraries jeffrey.lancaster@columbia.edu @j_lancaster Slides – slideshare.net/jeffreylancaster
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