Developing a Scholarly Web Presence and Using Social Media for Research Networking

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Developing a Scholarly Web Presence and Using Social Media for Research Networking

  1. 1. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Dr Tama Leaver, Dept. of Internet Studies Developing a Scholarly Web Presence and Using Social Media for Research Networking 1 February 2016
  2. 2. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Five Questions For You! 1. Who knows what results turn up when you Google (search) your own name? 2. Where online (if anywhere) do you read or engage with discussions relevant to your research? 3. Who writes their own blog or website? Has a Facebook profile? Twitter account? 4. What do you think would be useful about using social media for research and/or research networking? 5. What problems can you envisage in using social media for research and/or research networking? Image by www.lumaxart.com
  3. 3. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Outline 1. Why have an Academic Web Presence? • Before you start • Scholarly Context 2. Tools of the Trade • Websites & Blogs • Facebook • Twitter • Scholarly Networks & Profiles • ORCiD 1. When to Engage? • Academic Conferences & Networking • Publication & Promotion Image by www.lumaxart.com
  4. 4. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [1] Why have a web presence?
  5. 5. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Image courtesy of Paul Watson. Why have a Web Presence? To exist, to share and to discuss … • So people can find you. • So people can find your topic (and then you). • To share and get feedback on your ideas as they develop • To share resources and insights (and have them shared right back!) • To promote your published work and find as wide an audience as possible • To be part of your scholarly area and community (it’s less lonely with PhD Comics)
  6. 6. http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1296
  7. 7. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Image courtesy of Paul Watson. Before you start … • Decide what you want to say or do with your web presence! • How ‘professional’ or personal will your web presence be? • Who are you writing for? • Do you have different tools for different purposes? • How often will you update your web presence? • How often will you check your chosen tools or platforms? (Or how many notifications do you want?)
  8. 8. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Scholarly Context … Lupton, D. (2014). “Feeling Better Connected”: Academics’ Use of Social Media. Canberra: University of Canberra. Retrieved from http://www.canberra.edu.au/faculties/arts- design/attachments/pdf/n-and-mrc/Feeling-Better-Connected-report-final.pdf
  9. 9. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  10. 10. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  11. 11. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [2] Tools of the trade
  12. 12. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Websites & Blogs: the Practicals ...  What is a blog? (My blog.)  Blogger: http://www.blogger.com/  Wordpress: http://wordpress.com/  Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com  The Academic Blog Portal: http://academicblogs.org/ index.php?title=Main_Page Image by www.lumaxart.com
  13. 13. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Blogs: a few examples of individual blogs …  Sky Croeser (Curtin) http://skycroeser.net/  Tim Highfield’s ‘…and then the world’ (QUT) http://timhighfield.net/  Jason Mittell’s ‘Just TV’ http://justtv.wordpress.com/  Melissa Gregg’s ‘Home Cooked Theory’ http://homecookedtheory.com/ Image by www.lumaxart.com
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  16. 16. Readings Blogs (and other websites)  RSS (Really Simple Syndication)  Separates the form and content, so updated content can come to you!  RSS Readers (aka Aggregators) eg Feedly http://cloud.feedly.com/
  17. 17. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Social Networks (aka Facebook)  Decide in advance which social networks are just social and which will include academic networking and sharing!  Use privacy settings and groups (not the whole world, all the time!).  Learn about PAGES and GROUPS – many academic groups and conferences have one!
  18. 18. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Social Networks (aka Facebook)  Don’t forget if you’ve used social networks for professional interaction, some things are best not shared …
  19. 19. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Twitter? • Micro-blogging? (eg @tamaleaver) • Quick sharing and commentary • Good in combination with other services (Eg Blogs) • Conferences: official twitter profiles, pre- conference discussions and #hastags
  20. 20. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Twitter: Immediate Answers
  21. 21. Academia.edu https://curtin.academia.edu/TamaLeaver
  22. 22. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (Very similar …) Research Gate
  23. 23. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J ORCiD (eg http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4065-4725 )
  24. 24. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  25. 25. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Scopus (eg http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=39963062500 )
  26. 26. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Google Scholar
  27. 27. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J So many other tools …  Social Bookmarking  Eg Delicious www.delicious.com  “Professional” Social Networks  Eg LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/  Referencing/citation software communities: Mendeley, Zotero etc.
  28. 28. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [3] When to engage?
  29. 29. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Conference hashtags (#ir14)  Conference hashtags = specific way of finding your conference on Twitter.  ‘Backchannel’ during conference (or just ‘channel’).  Often now used before and after to build and maintain community around specific conferences.
  30. 30. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
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  32. 32. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Slideshare / Content-Specific Sites  Slideshare.com – like the YouTube of powerpoint slides  EG http://slidesha.re/17R 6rw9
  33. 33. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Conferences  Engage via social media before the conference via official hashtags (Twitter) and on dedicated Facebook pages & groups.  During the conference engage in commentary about talks via social media  Share your presentation (eg Slideshare, Prezi, a blog post, etc.)  Afterward: maintain networks established to continue scholarly engagement & networking
  34. 34. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Publications … (preprint sharing)
  35. 35. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Publication Repositories  Submit pre-prints of publications to OPEN ACCESS institutional repositories.  Quickly indexed by search engines, including Google Scholar.  Makes research visible and findable quickly (often long delays between article acceptance and publication).  eSpace librarians sort out copyright issues.  Curtin’s eSpace: http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au
  36. 36. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J eSpace: Profile & Statistics
  37. 37. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Op Eds, etc: The Conversation
  38. 38. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J The Conversation: Building Impact …
  39. 39. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J The Conversation: Detailed Statistics, Good Reach & Encourages Republication (Creative Commons licenses)
  40. 40. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Blog posts …
  41. 41. Blog posts …
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  43. 43. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Impact & Altmetrics
  44. 44. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Big Impact!  See boyd, danah, and Kate Crawford. “Critical Questions for Big Data.” Information, Communication & Society 15.5 (2012): 662–679. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.10 80/1369118X.2012.678878
  45. 45. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Publications  Share ideas, discuss early findings via social media  Post drafts and pre-prints to build attention and early citations (subject to the copyright terms of your targeted publication; see Sherpa/Romeo)  Share widely upon publication via social media, scholarly networks (Academia, Researchgate, etc) and scholarly profiles (Google Scholar, ORCiD, etc)  Use blog posts, op eds, reports, other sources to promote, mention and diversify you audience, impact and attention.  Build impact measures beyond traditional citations (but also those!) such as those measured by Altmetrics.
  46. 46. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Questions & Comments? Or find me later … www.tamaleaver.net @tamaleaver t.leaver@curtin.edu.au

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