Social Media for Scholars Lorin Flores, Information Literacy Coordinator Lisa Ancelet, Head of Reference Services Terrence Edwards, Reference Librarian Texas State University San-Marcos Albert B. Alkek LibraryPresentation given at the Library Web 2.012 Virtual Conference October 3, 2012
What Type of Library Are You From?a. Publicb. Academicc. Schoold. Speciale. I do not work in a library Please use the polling feature on the left side of your screen to answer
An Introduction to Social Media What is social networking/media? For our purposes, “Social Media” encompasses social networking sites, research & presentation tools with social media elements, and other sites with interactive features. Other definitions of “Social Media” may exist, but it is our contention that the boundaries of these tools are constantly being redefined by those using them. As new sites and tools emerge, descriptive terminology will continue to evolve.
Scholarly Social Media & Personal Research Environmentsmovement toward personal learning & researchenvironments influenced by web 2.0 andconstructivist learning theoryin this research/learning model, students &faculty collect, organize & evaluate informationdrawn from different information streams aswell as creating their own virtual presences &“exporting” their scholarly outputscholarly social media tools are beingincorporated into faculty and student personalresearch environmentsopportunities to teach scholarly social mediacompetencies that include aspects ofinformation literacy, digital literacy, visualliteracy, etc. (also known under the umbrellaterm “Transliteracy”) Image created by Dr. Ismael Pena-Lopez. Permission to use this image granted by Dr. Pena-Lopez.
Alternative Metrics & Peer Pressurealtmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship. http://altmetrics.org/about/ Why alternative metrics? Because the traditional scholarship models are changing and the value/impact of research must be measured in a more relevant way…
Selected Social Media Categories Bibliographic Management Open Access Repositories Presentation Tools Alternative Metrics Tools/Apps
Do You Currently Use Social Media for Research?a. Yesb. No Please use the polling feature on the left side of your screen to answer
combines social networking andinteraction with bibliographic citationmanagement functionsfree, but also has paid premium planshas enhanced features such as .pdfannotation, groups, and private groupsis accessible via web, desktop, andmobile device applications
popular free bibliographicmanagement toolcan upgrade storage to varyingamounts for an annual feesocial features include groups anduser profilesis accessible via web, Firefoxextension, and apps
currently has 1,928,438users have added 1,595,660 papersand listed 564,816 research interestscombines familiar features ofFacebook (user profiles) and Twitter(the ability to follow others)
owned and operated by CornellUniversity funded by Cornell University Library and other organizationsbegan with physics in 1991most content is preprint researchsubmitted by the authorsindependently moderated forcategorization within the site but notpeer-reviewed
web-based slide hosting servicesupports PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenOfficefree, but also offers a pro versionslides are public but can be privatepresentations searchable & discoverableshows trending presentations on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
prezicloud-based presentation softwarevisual & zooming featuresimport different types of mediaiPad app availablepresent on and offlinecollaborate in real-time
Alternative Metrics ToolsA great site for learning more about alternative metrics research is altmetrics.org in addition to the resources linked below! Impact Story PaperCritic ReaderMeter PLoS Impact Explorer ScienceCard Crowdometer
Other Sites of NoteCiteULike is a social networking, and organizational toolResearchGATE.net is specific to scholars in the sciencesScholastica is a repository-style site for peer review andpublishing
Do you currently offer workshops for faculty or students using any of the tools we’ve discussed today? a. Yes, faculty only b. Yes, students only c. Yes, both students and faculty d. No, not at this time Please use the polling feature on the left side of your screen to answer
ConclusionScholars can use social media to speed up thedistribution of research making it almost instant(hours or days)Current peer-review model takes 6 months – 2 yearsThese and other sites represent the future of the peerreview model in academiaOne challenge for librarians will be keeping up withthe proliferation of tools
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Selected References & Further ReadingBar-Ilan, J., Haustein, S., Peters, I., Priem, J., Shema, H., & Terliesner, J. (2012). Beyond citations:Scholarsʼ visibility on the social Web, 14. Digital Libraries; Physics and Society, . Retrieved fromhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1205.5611Bobish, G. (2011). Participation and pedagogy: Connecting the social web to ACRL learningoutcomes. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37(1), 54-63. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2010.10.007Hall, R.Social media for researchers Retrieved 9/26/2012, 2012, fromhttp://www.slideshare.net/RichardHall/social-media-for-researchers-11101137Moccozet, L.Web2.0 personal research environment Retrieved 9/26/2012, 2012, fromhttp://www.slideshare.net/l_moccozet/web20-personal-research-environmentPena-Lopez, I. Personal learning environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s zone of proximaldevelopment. Retrieved 9/26/2012, 2012, from http://ictlogy.net/20120831-personal-learning-environments-and-the-revolution-of-vygotskys-zone-of-proximal-development/#commentsPriem, J., Piwowar, H. A., & Hemminger, B. M. (2012). Altmetrics in the wild: Using social media toexplore scholarly impact. CoRR, abs/1203.4745J. Priem, D. Taraborelli, P. Groth, C. Neylon (2010), Altmetrics: A manifesto, (v.1.0), 26 October 2010.http://altmetrics.org/manifestoSzkolar, D.Social networking for academics and scholars Retrieved 9/26/2012, 2012, fromhttp://infospace.ischool.syr.edu/2012/06/21/social-networking-for-academics-and-scholars/