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  • 1. Presenter: Ronan Madden Unit 6 Publishing & Disseminating your Research
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Unit 6: Aim and Learning Outcomes
    • Aim
    • To explore the scholarly communication process
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Understand current issues in scholarly communication and publishing
    • Become aware of best practices in effective networking (virtual and non-virtual)
    • Develop awareness of how to publish your own research from thesis to article
    • Understand the benefits of open access publishing
  • 4. Programme
    • 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)
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Scholarly Communication
    • 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
  • 7. Research Environment
    • 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
    • Important trends:
    • 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
  • 8. Networking (1.)
    • 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
  • 9. Networking (2.)
    • 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
  • 10. 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.
    • Why use?
      • Find information that you may not find through regular sources
      • Network with others who share an interest in your research area
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • Social Bookmarking: store bookmarks remotely and share with others. Examples:
    • - Delicious – CiteUlike - Diigo – Connatea - Mendeley – Papers – Zotero
    • RSS Feeds : ‘ Really Simple Syndication ’ . Information comes to your reader/aggregator of choice (you don ’ t have to go looking for it).
    • E.G. Google Reader , Bloglines , etc. or use a personalised homepage like iGoogle or Netvibes , My Yahoo , Genieo , etc.
  • 13.
    • Blogs: like an online journal to facilitate discussion
    • - Create: Blogger , Livejournal , Wordpress , Typepad , tumblr
    • - Find: Google Blog search , technorati , more
    • - Twitter : microblogging; 140 characters; quick updates.
    • See also: Tweetdeck
    • Social Networking: create a profile, join a network e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn , Academia , ResearchGate , Graduate Junction , Methodspace , Google+
  • 14.
    • Wikis: create/edit web content; many contributors; collaborative e.g. Wikipedia
    • - Create: Wikispaces (basic is free), M ediawiki
    • - Find: wiki.com , wikidirectory
    • Also:
    • - Dropbox , Google Docs : upload, create, share docs
    • - Slideshare : presentation sharing
    • - Google groups : have discussion and upload documents
    • - Webs: create your own free website
    • - Instapaper: save web pages for reading later
    • -Virtual worlds: e.g. Second Life : attend events, discussion etc .
  • 15.
    • Read: Social media: A guide for researchers
    • Slides for this presentation:
    • www.slideshare.net/rmadden1/disseminating-research
    • Links/Further Reading for this presentation:
    • http://delicious.com/stacks/view/KXD7od
  • 16. Practice
    • Go to http://delicious.com (or another social bookmarking site),
    • sign up for an account, bookmark a web page of your choice, and add some tags to describe it.
    • 2. See if you can find fellow UCC researchers within your field on ‘Academia’.
    • 3. Upload one of your own PowerPoint presentations to ‘Slideshare’.
    • 4. Set up an ‘iGoogle’ page (or ‘My Yahoo’, ‘Netvibes’, ‘Google Reader’ etc.) and import a feed from a relevant website or blog (e.g. Research Information Network)