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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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      • 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.
      • 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+
      • 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 .
      • 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
    • 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)