Network

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Delivered as part of the Connected Researcher workshop for Cardiff University's Graduate College, 23 February 2012 http://bit.ly/hrr7x9.

Bookmarks available at http://www.diigo.com/list/buslibcardiff/the-connected-researcher

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Network

  1. 1. Networking: Social Networking tools
  2. 2. Networking <ul><li>Exchange ideas and information </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates finding information – “Social media made me a better researcher because I find things out a lot quicker…. - the network discovers and filters and discusses” Wassall in Cann et al ( 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Cann et al. 2011. Social Media: a guide for researchers . Available at: http://ht.ly/3TWiR </li></ul>
  3. 3. Networking <ul><li>Build communities of practice across disciplines and institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Effective networkers may be more likely to be offered more opportunities e.g. find research collaborators, improve career options, have work published, invited to present at conferences </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social/Professional networking tools <ul><li>Online version of in-person networking </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your profile and help develop your web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with researchers in your field </li></ul>
  5. 5. Social/Professional networking tools <ul><li>All the tools covered today help with networking e.g. Twitter, blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Fora for collaboration and themed discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Enable resource discovery </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social/Professional Networking Tools <ul><li>Purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>Content? </li></ul><ul><li>Public/private </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>http://brighton.academia.edu/TaraBrabazon </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/drkellypage </li></ul><ul><li>Linked in - TED Group </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other social/professional networks
  9. 9. Things to consider <ul><li>Think about your digital footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Consider privacy settings – Personal can become public with Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and private – combine or keep completely separate? </li></ul><ul><li>Create useful groups/connections within your networks </li></ul>
  10. 10. Try it out <ul><li>Have a look at a tool of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>See links under Social Networking tools on Diigo list </li></ul>
  11. 11. Networking: Social Networking tools

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