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eResearch conference Workshop: Addressing academic profile 10 Oct 2013

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This presentation formed a part of my workshop at the 1st eResearch Africa conference (held in Cape Town; 6 - 10 Oct 2013). I've also blogged about the some of the points in a post on "Why universities should care about Altmetrics" here: http://goo.gl/UdjHFY.

Workshop Abstract:
Academics around the world are utilising online tools and services for collaboration, networking, communication and engagement around their research work. Many of these tools and services fall outside of the traditional core institutional e-infrastructure framework and are, therefore, beyond the traditional scope of IT support. However, academics are increasingly looking to institutional support structures for assistance with utilising these new tools and approaches and have an expectation of being able to integrate these services with the eResearch tools they utilise in their daily work.

This workshop focused on the increasing use of online tools and services for boosting visibility and gauging the impact of research work. There was discussion around
the utilisation of these tools and services in research work and the growing number of channels through which technical support can potentially assist academics
in achieving a professionally curated online presence.

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eResearch conference Workshop: Addressing academic profile 10 Oct 2013

  1. 1. OpenUCT Initiative Addressing Academic Profile: New Tools and Services for Boosting Online Visibility Sarah Goodier OpenUCT 10 October 2013 OpenUCT Initiative
  2. 2. OpenUCT Initiative Workshop Overview • Part 1: – Overview of current online tools and services for boosting academic visibility and profile • Part 2: – Supporting academics in the utilisation of new online presence tools and platforms
  3. 3. OpenUCT Initiative PART 1: OVERVIEW OF CURRENT ONLINE TOOLS AND SERVICES FOR BOOSTING ACADEMIC VISIBILITY AND PROFILE
  4. 4. OpenUCT Initiative eResearch • “e-research is a form of scholarship conducted in a network environment utilizing Internet- based tools and involving collaboration among scholars separated by distance, often on a global scale.” from e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice (available online at http://scholarly-transformations.virtualknowledgestudio.nl/)
  5. 5. OpenUCT Initiative eResearch • “e-research is a form of scholarship conducted in a network environment utilizing Internet- based tools and involving collaboration among scholars separated by distance, often on a global scale.” from e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice (available online at http://scholarly-transformations.virtualknowledgestudio.nl/)
  6. 6. OpenUCT Initiative Researcher’s online visibility • + • Academics need to: – have their publications & most up to date information available, accessibly & discoverable online
  7. 7. OpenUCT Initiative Researcher’s online visibility • + • Academics need to: – have their publications & most up to date information available, accessibly & discoverable online
  8. 8. OpenUCT Initiative eResearch & the academic • Rise of the digital scholar: “highly connected scholar, creating multimedia outputs and sharing these with a global network of peers” from The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice (available online at: http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/view/DigitalScholar_9781849666275/chapter-ba- 9781849666275-chapter-001.xml) • Through online tools and services
  9. 9. OpenUCT Initiative eResearch & scholarly communication • eResearch: – Network; using internet-based tools in collaboration on a (potentially) global scale *How ICTs can feed into & support the research and scholarly communication cycle*
  10. 10. OpenUCT Initiative Research & scholarly communication cycle Modified from Czerniewicz (2013) Networking & collaboration
  11. 11. OpenUCT Initiative Research & scholarly communication cycle Modified from Czerniewicz (2013) Management & administration; Monitoring & assessment; Curation & preservation Networking & collaboration
  12. 12. OpenUCT Initiative Online tools & services for boosting academic visibility & profile OpenUCT Initiative Shareable Outputs Shareable Outputs Shareable OutputsShareable Outputs Modified from Czerniewicz (2013)
  13. 13. OpenUCT Initiative An academics’ university-based online presence University profile page University published outputs in repository University research data in repository University- based publications (scholarly & media) Content on university site about/by the academic
  14. 14. OpenUCT Initiative An academics’ www online presence
  15. 15. OpenUCT Initiative Online tools & services for boosting academic visibility & profile • Networking & sharing Academic Social OpenUCT Initiative
  16. 16. OpenUCT Initiative Online tools & services for boosting academic visibility & profile • Formal & informal scholarly communication Academic Social OpenUCT Initiative ‘Formal’ ‘Informal’
  17. 17. OpenUCT Initiative Academic • Data sharing • Networking and connection building • Publication sharing • Communication • Collaboration • Metrics
  18. 18. OpenUCT Initiative Examples
  19. 19. OpenUCT Initiative Social • (Data sharing) • Networking and connection building • Publication sharing • Communication • Collaboration • Metrics
  20. 20. OpenUCT Initiative Examples
  21. 21. OpenUCT Initiative Modified from Czerniewicz, 2013
  22. 22. OpenUCT Initiative Modified from Czerniewicz, 2013
  23. 23. OpenUCT Initiative Online tools & services for boosting academic visibility & profile • Monitoring & assessing: Academic Social OpenUCT Initiative
  24. 24. OpenUCT Initiative Online tools & services for boosting academic visibility & profile • Monitoring & assessing: Academic Social OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics
  25. 25. OpenUCT Initiative What are Altmetrics? • Alternative metrics/Article level metrics • A novel way to measure research impact and reach of: – Traditional scholarly works online – Other outputs (e.g. blogs, news articles, etc.) • Can be incorporated into monitoring and assessment
  26. 26. OpenUCT Initiative What are Altmetrics? Image from the altmetrics manifesto; available at: http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/
  27. 27. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics service providers • • • • And more…
  28. 28. OpenUCT Initiative Using ImpactStory http://impactstory.org/
  29. 29. OpenUCT Initiative What is ImpactStory? • “an open-source, web-based tool that helps researchers explore and share the diverse impacts of all their research products” http://www.impactstory.org/faq • You can use it to get an idea who is bookmarking, recommending, saving and citing papers as well as other outputs (e.g. software and blog posts) and where this is happening online
  30. 30. OpenUCT Initiative This is where you can add your published outputs to create your profile:
  31. 31. OpenUCT Initiative Add articles using your ORCID ID/importing your Google Scholar profile outputs/by listing article DOIs or Pubmed IDs
  32. 32. OpenUCT Initiative You can also add other products: from GitHub & Slideshare by including your usernames
  33. 33. OpenUCT Initiative You can also add other products: using product IDs –> DOIs & URLs
  34. 34. OpenUCT Initiative To make your profile, you need to fill in your email address, a password and your name (all required):
  35. 35. OpenUCT Initiative Then click on “Make my profile” to view the altmetrics of the outputs you’ve added
  36. 36. OpenUCT Initiative The results of a sample collection showing the altmetrics of a few outputs: Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
  37. 37. OpenUCT Initiative The results of a sample collection showing the altmetrics of a few outputs: Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger In the summary of the altmetrics results, BLUE blocks indicate a measure of scholarly impact While GREEN blocks indicate a measure of public impact
  38. 38. OpenUCT Initiative Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger To see the altmetrics for each article, you can expand the results by clicking on the output title or the altmetrics summary: You can click through to see more details on, for example, the readers on Mendeley
  39. 39. OpenUCT Initiative Available at: http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger The percentile range that the metric for a specific article falls into is also shown: This particular article has been saved 25 times on Mendeley. This article has more saves on Mendeley than 91% of a random set of articles published in that same year.
  40. 40. OpenUCT Initiative Give it a try! http://impactstory.org/ or http://www.impactstory.org/CarlBoettiger
  41. 41. OpenUCT Initiative PART 2: SUPPORTING ACADEMICS IN THE UTILISATION OF NEW ONLINE PRESENCE TOOLS AND PLATFORMS
  42. 42. OpenUCT Initiative An academics’ www online presence
  43. 43. OpenUCT Initiative
  44. 44. OpenUCT Initiative Supporting academics • Find out what academics use, why & what they would like to use in the future • Integration into university-based services (e.g. altmetrics in IR; social media buttons) • Training (on outside services)
  45. 45. OpenUCT Initiative Supporting academics • What is needed? Infrastructure Capacity Cohesiveness IT Research Office Library Faculties External providers
  46. 46. OpenUCT Initiative Discussion • Supporting academics: – Are academics supported in using (external) online tools and service at your institution? – Who/which institutional entities are involved in providing this support?
  47. 47. OpenUCT Initiative CONCLUSION
  48. 48. OpenUCT Initiative Supporting academics • Feedback: What are academics using? What are we offering as an institution? External tools & services Improving usability & usefulness
  49. 49. OpenUCT Initiative Assisting institutional needs • Feedback: What are academics using? What do we as an institution need? External tools & services Monitoring & assessment
  50. 50. OpenUCT Initiative Thank you sarah.goodier@uct.ac.za @SarahGoodier http://openuct.uct.ac.za @OpenUCT Excluding images, screenshots and logos and/or unless otherwise indicated on content All screenshots used purely for illustrative purposes
  51. 51. OpenUCT Initiative References • Czerniewicz, L. 2013. The changing digitally-mediated scholarship landscape. Available online at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1982&context=iatul
  52. 52. OpenUCT Initiative Extra slides…on Altmetrics
  53. 53. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics on the rise http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/j ournal.pbio.1001127
  54. 54. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics on the rise http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/j ournal.pbio.1001127
  55. 55. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics on the rise http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v498/n7452/f ull/nature12200.html
  56. 56. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics on the rise http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v498/n7452/f ull/nature12200.html
  57. 57. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics on the rise http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-launches-article-level-metrics- for-ojs-journals/
  58. 58. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics on the rise http://www.niso.org/news/pr/view?item_key=72ef c1097d4caf7b7b5bdf9c54a165818399ec86
  59. 59. OpenUCT Initiative Altmetrics on the rise • Not just for journal articles – e.g. ImpactStory • Performance reviews • CVs • Repositories • etc.
  60. 60. OpenUCT Initiative Research & scholarly communication cycle Modified from Czerniewicz, 2013 Management & administration; Monitoring & assessment; Curation & preservation

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