Science at your fingertips science festival july 2011

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How to access science research online
presented at the Wrexham Science Festival, Glyndwr University in July 2011

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  • 1. Wrexham Science Festival July 2011 Science at your fingertipsHow to access science research online Misha Jepson Graduate School and Research Services Coordinator Nicola Watkinson Academic Liaison Co-ordinatorCopyright © Misha Jepson July 2011
  • 2. Introduction A World Wide ResourcePublishingSearchingOpen Access (OA)Research RepositoriesSocial media NASA Goddard Photo cc
  • 3. Changing face of publishinge-journalse-books link MichaelFitz ccDarwin onlinelinkTED talkslink £ deanwissing cc Computer Sage cc New customers Lucy Boynton cc
  • 4. Copyright Misha Jepson 2011Science Research All shapes all sizesQuality? Or Not?
  • 5. Searching can be hardOr easy if you know where to look Copyright Misha Jepson 2010
  • 6. Studies suggestInternet searches find only 0.2% 99.8% of content is hidden BenChenow cc
  • 7. RealisationDo you get the full picture? Or need more information? Copyright Misha Jepson 2010
  • 8. Search engines Google link Bing k lin GrabAll k lin Dogpile link
  • 9. Web sites http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/ link http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk link http://www.guardian.co.uk/science link
  • 10. Open Access QuickShare via InternetWordPress, SlideShare,YouTubeEveryone has access EasyAuthor publishing options © art designer PLoS creative commons license QualityOpen Access JournalsDOAJDOAJ’s BioMed Centrallink
  • 11. Pratham Books CCCreative CommonsCreative Commons Thanks to all those people who allow others to use their images and work Sharing Pratham Books 1 million children in 10 years link
  • 12. Which is reliable? Quality? Or Not? The search linkBlog (a)Link The Story Blog (b) Scientist Magazine link Link and uni linkThe Article The Story RetoldNature medicine Link Wiki report on journal story link
  • 13. Research is not just for academicsMother diagnosisdaughters brain tumourfrom Internet research link Internet research likely saves life of man with rare skin cancer link‘The internet saved my life’ linkLawyer checks her treatment options
  • 14. Share, collaborate and allow open access to researchAcademic supportersYouTube - Benefits of Open Access
  • 15. Benefit societyFree access and searchablesearch engineShowcase for researchCentral resourceCollaboration opportunities/funding Why have a repository?
  • 16. Website Demonstration A free Open Access online archival database hosting Glyndŵr University’s research
  • 17. Website information Browse by author Wang, Q (Docs: 1) Warren, Emily (Docs: 3) Paper of the dayTop 10 Wilkinson, Graeme (Docs: 5)downloads Williams, D (Docs: 1) Williams, E (Docs: 2) Authors Williams, J (Docs: 1) Williams, L (Docs: 2)Most recent Williams, Peter (Docs: 11) Monitor output Wilson, S (Docs: 1) Wright, Andrew (Docs: 4)Total content http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.uk/
  • 18. Content Metadata Copyright Misha Jepson 2011 (abstract & citation) or Full textWhich would you prefer? Copyright Misha Jepson 2011
  • 19. Sharing Information Twitter @glyndwr_repos twitter @glynlib link Researcher Social media the future? link Newsletter link Blogs link http://glyndwrgraduateschool.edublogs.org/ http://glynlib.blogspot.com/
  • 20. Following Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/NASA http://twitter.com/#!/tedtalks http://twitter.com/#!/Philbradley http://twitter.com/#!/karenblakeman
  • 21. The future Copyright Misha Jepson 2010Open Door Policy so everyone has access
  • 22. Copyright Misha Jepson 2010Any Questions?Follow us on Twitter@glyndwr_repos Twitter @glynlib Glyndŵr University Research Online http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.ukd.jepson@glyndwr.ac.uk Misha Jepsonnicolaw@glyndwr.ac.uk Nicola Watkinson “No man can make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he himself could only do a little” Edmund Burke 1729-1797