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ConnectingCardiff’s ResearchersCardiff University’s social mediaworkshop for research studentsSarah NicholasSubject Librar...
The Connected Researchernetworking andcollaborating withsocial media
Workshop aims to show ways in which you can build an effective and supportive online network to look at a range of social ...
drivers for                     adoptionimage http://www.vrl-financial-news.com/images/ll202_p36.jpg
task not tool
Content Why use social media? Case studies of three connected researchers Networking Disseminate and communicate Collect a...
tinyurl.com/ConnectedResearcher          #CR12
Workshop exercises                                               included examining                                       ...
tinyurl.com/CR12-WhyBlog
Case studies
Social media barriers   pressure to constantly blog in order to stay      relevant   information overload   the distractin...
Social media tips
Why blog?reflect                                             share                                                   netwo...
Academic tweeting                #CR12             #DR12Vitae              #PhDChat               #TwitJC
How do you choose a tool?“I’ve found that the most important thing is identifying where other people who share your resear...
www.slideshare.net/SarahNicholas
excellent opportunityto learn about modernnetworking withinacademia                      [I liked] the                    ...
Challenges                    practice versus discussion  librarians’ authority                rapidly changing environmen...
The future
Digidol                         “aims to embed processes and        practices that enable the development of digital      ...
Other courses are         available from   Vitae, University ofBath, LSE, Imperial and                  more
Research Supportat Cardiff Universitycontextualising theconnected researcher
Cardiff University Libraries has an AssociateDirector of Research and AcademicEngagement and a Senior Consultantand a Cons...
ensure researchers’                                needs are met by                            surveying and reading      ...
Cardiff University Libraries has anadvisory role in finding                    citationdata and increasing visibilityfor p...
“the subject librarians           [...] are central in ensuring           the successful integration of           research...
University Graduate                  Collegeand Research Staff CareerDevelopment Skills coursesinclude Keeping your resear...
SURE specialises in literature                 searching, critical appraisal                 and summarising evidence     ...
SysNet brings together expertisefrom Cardiff University’s academicschools, to share best practice inundertaking high-quali...
SCOLAR (SpecialCollections and Archives)work closely with Schoolsto develop and exploitspecial collections andarchives for...
Future directions inresearch support     • research data management     • funder mandates     • OA requirements     • data...
ReferencesBradbury, K. and Weightman, A. 2010. Research support at Cardiff University Library. SCONUL Focus 50,pp. 65-70.C...
ConnectingCardiff’s ResearchersCardiff University’s social mediaworkshop for research studentsSarah NicholasSubject Librar...
The Connected Researcher at CPD25 Support for Researchers Event 27 April 2012
The Connected Researcher at CPD25 Support for Researchers Event 27 April 2012
The Connected Researcher at CPD25 Support for Researchers Event 27 April 2012
The Connected Researcher at CPD25 Support for Researchers Event 27 April 2012
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Presentation re Cardiff University's Connected Researcher workshop to the CPD25 group of librarians event on Support for Researcher ( http://bit.ly/H89Cga ).

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The Connected Researcher at CPD25 Support for Researchers Event 27 April 2012

  1. 1. ConnectingCardiff’s ResearchersCardiff University’s social mediaworkshop for research studentsSarah NicholasSubject Librarian (Architecture)CPD25 Support for Researchers event27 April 2012
  2. 2. The Connected Researchernetworking andcollaborating withsocial media
  3. 3. Workshop aims to show ways in which you can build an effective and supportive online network to look at a range of social media tools to discuss issues associated with social media and researchers
  4. 4. drivers for adoptionimage http://www.vrl-financial-news.com/images/ll202_p36.jpg
  5. 5. task not tool
  6. 6. Content Why use social media? Case studies of three connected researchers Networking Disseminate and communicate Collect and review The joined-up connected researcher
  7. 7. tinyurl.com/ConnectedResearcher #CR12
  8. 8. Workshop exercises included examining digital footprints and commenting on a blogimage http://www.ergoware.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/microsoft-natural-ergonomic-keyboard-4000.gif
  9. 9. tinyurl.com/CR12-WhyBlog
  10. 10. Case studies
  11. 11. Social media barriers pressure to constantly blog in order to stay relevant information overload the distracting nature of being online not capturing the audience which isn’t engaged with social media
  12. 12. Social media tips
  13. 13. Why blog?reflect share network collate learnuse as a knowledge enhance blog as online momentum tonotebook 1 transfer reputation ‘base camp’ explore other technologiesrecord links to outreach direct peoplethoughts on articles to blog to explores theevents 2 reduce save process of collect feelings of producing research workalternative feedback isolation documents 2focus (with a critical appraisalwriting generate increaseelement) discussion sense of follow events belongingcrowdsource collaborate1. Richer, Suzi. 2009. Blogging your way to completion… [Online]. Available at: http://vitae.ac.uk/researchers/1271-194421/Blogging-your-way-to-completion.html [Accessed: 25 January 2011].2. Weller, M. 2007. The ed technie: is blogging a good use of time? [Online]. Available at: http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2007/04/is_blogging_a_g.html [Accessed: 25 January 2011].
  14. 14. Academic tweeting #CR12 #DR12Vitae #PhDChat #TwitJC
  15. 15. How do you choose a tool?“I’ve found that the most important thing is identifying where other people who share your research interests are located. If you can find the tool that other people you know are using then you should probably use that tool as the biggest benefits are in the social aspects of these tools”Hooley, T. 2011. Citeulike and other social citation tools. Vitae. Available at : http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/315451-332831/CiteULike-and-other-social- citation-tools.html
  16. 16. www.slideshare.net/SarahNicholas
  17. 17. excellent opportunityto learn about modernnetworking withinacademia [I liked] the communication before the sessiona thorough overview ofthe field, [presented with]clarity and flexibility intaking questions andencouraging discussion
  18. 18. Challenges practice versus discussion librarians’ authority rapidly changing environment external constraints reach
  19. 19. The future
  20. 20. Digidol “aims to embed processes and practices that enable the development of digital literacy in all staff and students across all areas and levels of Cardiff University. It is understood that this will be as much about changing attitudes and beliefs, as it will be about realising practical knowledge and skills.”Digidol. 2012. Digidol: developing digital literacy. [Online] Cardiff:Cardiff University. Available at http://digidol.cardiff.ac.uk[Accessed: 28 March 2012].
  21. 21. Other courses are available from Vitae, University ofBath, LSE, Imperial and more
  22. 22. Research Supportat Cardiff Universitycontextualising theconnected researcher
  23. 23. Cardiff University Libraries has an AssociateDirector of Research and AcademicEngagement and a Senior Consultantand a Consultant in ResearchSupport. They are supported by aCombined Library/IT Research Supportand REF Groups.
  24. 24. ensure researchers’ needs are met by surveying and reading literature promote services to researchersdevelop expertise in open access,institutional repositories, bibliometricsand support for the REFengender cross-University collaboration
  25. 25. Cardiff University Libraries has anadvisory role in finding citationdata and increasing visibilityfor publications
  26. 26. “the subject librarians [...] are central in ensuring the successful integration of research support at Cardiff”Bradbury, K. and Weightman, A. 2010. Research support at Cardiff University Library.SCONUL Focus 50, pp. 65-70.
  27. 27. University Graduate Collegeand Research Staff CareerDevelopment Skills coursesinclude Keeping your research up-to-date, Citations count! getting yourresearch known and Managing yourreferences using EndNote
  28. 28. SURE specialises in literature searching, critical appraisal and summarising evidence and delivers teaching of these skills at CardiffSURE, the Support Unit forResearch Evidence, supports andproduces research to assistevidence-based practice and policy
  29. 29. SysNet brings together expertisefrom Cardiff University’s academicschools, to share best practice inundertaking high-qualitysystematic reviews
  30. 30. SCOLAR (SpecialCollections and Archives)work closely with Schoolsto develop and exploitspecial collections andarchives for research
  31. 31. Future directions inresearch support • research data management • funder mandates • OA requirements • data mining • advice on metadata
  32. 32. ReferencesBradbury, K. and Weightman, A. 2010. Research support at Cardiff University Library. SCONUL Focus 50,pp. 65-70.Cann, A., Dimitriou, K. and Hooley, T. 2011. Social media: a guide for researchers. [Online] London:Research Information Network. Available at: http://www.rin.ac.uk/social-media-guide [Accessed: 29March 2012].CIBER. 2010. Social media and research workflow. [Online] London: CIBER, University College London.Available at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/ciber/social-media-report.pdf [Accessed: 29March 2012].Cope, J. and Jones, G. 2011. Connecting researchers at the University of Bath. Ariadne [Online] 67.Available at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/cope-jones/ [Accessed 19 April 2012].Digidol. 2012. Digidol: developing digital literacy. [Online] Cardiff: Cardiff University.Available at http://digidol.cardiff.ac.uk [Accessed: 28 March 2012].Weller, M. 2011. The digital scholar: how technology is changing scholarly practice.London: Bloomsbury.
  33. 33. ConnectingCardiff’s ResearchersCardiff University’s social mediaworkshop for research studentsSarah NicholasSubject Librarian (Architecture)CPD25 Support for Researchers event27 April 2012

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