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

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Guest workshop for HDR students at ECU, March 30 2016.

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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 30 March 2016
  2. 2. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Hello Livestream folks! If you’re using Twitter, add the hashtag #acawebpresence to join the conversation!
  3. 3. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J To begin: 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
  4. 4. 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. How: tools of the Trade • Blogs and Personal Websites • Facebook • Twitter • Scholarly Networks & Platform Profiles • ORCiD 3. When to Engage? 1. Academic Conferences & Networking 2. Publication & Promotion Image by www.lumaxart.com
  5. 5. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [1] Why have an academic web presence?
  6. 6. 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, discussion and community (it’s less lonely with PhD Comics)
  7. 7. http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1296
  8. 8. 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?)
  9. 9. 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
  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
  12. 12. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Disclaimer!  Different scholarly areas and disciplines flourish in different online spaces.  There are commonalties, discussed today  You should find who is talking online in your area, and which tools they’re using: that’s your people! (Still, you should definitely be using Twitter!)
  13. 13. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [2] How: tools of the trade
  14. 14. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Websites & Blogs: the Practicals ...  What is a blog? (My blog.)  Wordpress: http://wordpress.com/  Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com  Blogger: http://www.blogger.com/  The Academic Blog Portal: http://academicblogs.org/ index.php?title=Main_Page Image by www.lumaxart.com
  15. 15. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Blogs & personal websites: a few examples…  Laura Portwood-Stacer (NYU), http://www.lauraportwoodstacer.com/  Jason Mittell’s ‘Just TV’ (Middlebury College) http://justtv.wordpress.com/  Melissa Gregg’s ‘Home Cooked Theory’ (Intel) http://homecookedtheory.com/  Tim Highfield’s ‘…and then the world’ (QUT) http://timhighfield.net/  Sky Croeser (Curtin) http://skycroeser.net/ Image by www.lumaxart.com
  16. 16. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J http://culturedigitally.org/
  17. 17. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J http://crookedtimber.org/
  18. 18. 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/
  19. 19. 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!
  20. 20. 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 …
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Twitter: Immediate Answers
  23. 23. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/about (But … Gary Hall & Janneke Adema, “Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu?”, 2015)
  24. 24. Academia.edu https://curtin.academia.edu/TamaLeaver
  25. 25. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (Very similar …) Research Gate
  26. 26. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J ORCiD (eg http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4065-4725 )
  27. 27. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  28. 28. 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 )
  29. 29. Google Scholar
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [3] When to engage?
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  34. 34. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Publications … (preprint sharing)
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J eSpace: Profile & Statistics
  40. 40. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Op Eds, etc: The Conversation
  41. 41. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J The Conversation: Building Impact …
  42. 42. 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)
  43. 43. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Blog posts …
  44. 44. Blog posts …
  45. 45. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Footer text - slideshow title
  46. 46. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Impact & Altmetrics
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. 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.
  49. 49. 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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