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Presenter: Ronan Madden Unit 6 Publishing & Disseminating your Research
PG6009 Unit 1: Research Resource Discovery Unit 2:Evaluating your Search Results Unit 3:Tracking Down Results & Keeping Up-to-date Unit 5: Ethics in Using Information Unit 4: Managing Information Unit 6:Publishing & Disseminating
Open access publishing and repositories (Breeda Herlihy )
Developing your research profile (Dr. David O ’ Connell)
The scholarly communication process: overview
Networking and knowledge transfer
Using web technologies for information sharing
Getting published (Dr. Alan Kelly)
Scholarly Communication Process
This unit: making your research visible; how your research can be enhanced through communication, networking
“ Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use.” Source: ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Process: From funding to the eventual dissemination of research results through formal/traditional and less formal mechanisms
Traditional Approach : from informal to formal with communication of research occurring at every stage:
Informal: meetings, discussions, seminars, emails, blogs, social networking sites etc.
Report ongoing research at conference (conference proceedings)
Publication in an academic journal AND/OR completion of thesis
Indexed in research databases, catalogues, repositories
Recent changes in scholarly communication: new opportunities and challenges e.g. self-archiving, repositories, open access publishing
Who are ‘ Researchers ’ ?
Masters, doctoral, contract researchers, early career researchers, established academic staff, senior researchers, experts
New Review of Information Networking (2007) 13(2): 81-99
Multidisciplinary research: dispersed across disciplines, geographical and other boundaries (e.g. UCC interdisciplinary institutes)
Public & Private research : public-private partnership, knowledge transfer, technological transfer, business-led collaborative research, accountability. See: UCC Office of VP Research
Global nature of research : what ’ s going on elsewhere? Partnership between universities: Asia, South America
Importance of sharing information and building effective networks
Formal and Informal: at every stage of the scholarly communication process
Informal : colleagues, acquaintances, friends, family, social events etc .
Formal: professional networking groups, academic community, project teams, committees, training programmes, conferences, presentations etc.
Why network? For information gathering
- your research area
- your college/university/research community
- your career and professional development
Also: disseminating your ideas/research
Your network supports you:
- Group projects
- Staff/team conflicts
- Peer issues
- ‘ Managing ’ your boss/supervisor/director of studies
Sustaining your network:
- Ongoing, strategic, practiced consistently
- Information sharing must be mutually rewarding
Sharing Information: formally and informally
The ‘Social Web’ for Information Exchange
Social web: usually free, easy to use. Based on ‘ Web 2.0 ’ technologies. Shared interests; interactive.
Social software includes: Social bookmarking, Blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds, Social networking sites, Virtual worlds, Research portals, iGoogle etc.
Find information that you may not find through regular sources
Network with others who share an interest in your research area
Social Bookmarking: store bookmarks remotely and share with others. Examples: