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

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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?
Academic Conferences & Networking
Publication & Promotion

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Developing a Scholarly Web Presence & 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 & Using Social Media for Research Networking 2 May 2016
  2. 2. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J To begin: Five(ish) 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 Want these slides now?  Go find me on Twitter, and a link to these slides will be the most recent tweet!  So, that’s either Google “Tama Leaver Twitter”, or just type twitter.com/tamaleaver into your browser.  If you’re a Twitter user already, then you’ll know this means you write my Twitter profile as … @tamaleaver  If you’re on Twitter (or sign up now) you can leave comments & questions there by starting a message with “@tamaleaver”, or using the hashtag #acawebpresence.
  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 Source:http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/apr/30/cv- of-failures-princeton-professor-publishes-resume-of-his-career- lows(30April2016)
  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 www.academicbatgirl.com http://www.academicbatgirl.com/blog/top-5-reasons-academics-need-and-want- the-academictwitter-community
  12. 12. ImagecourtesyofPaulWatson. 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?)
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  15. 15. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  16. 16. 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!)
  17. 17. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [2] How: tools of the trade
  18. 18. 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 (Old) Academic Blog Portal: http://academicblogs.org/ index.php?title=Main_Page Image by www.lumaxart.com
  19. 19. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Blogs & personal websites: a few examples…  Jill Walker Rettberg’s ‘Jilltxt’ (Uni of Bergen) http://jilltxt.net  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
  20. 20. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J http://culturedigitally.org/
  21. 21. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J http://crookedtimber.org/
  22. 22. 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://feedly.com/
  23. 23. 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!
  24. 24. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Social Networks (aka Facebook)  “Context Collapse” (Marwick & boyd, 2011)  Don’t forget if you’ve used social networks for professional interaction, some things are best not shared …
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Twitter: Immediate Answers
  27. 27. Twitter: Sharing references, resources, pointers, etc.
  28. 28. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Interface with the media
  29. 29. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  30. 30. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/about (But … Adema, Aventurier, Fitzpatrick, Hall & Parry, “Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu?”, 2015)
  31. 31. Academia.edu https://curtin.academia.edu/TamaLeaver
  32. 32. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (Very similar …) Research Gate
  33. 33. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J ResearchGate
  34. 34. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Academia.edu or ResearchGate for you? Source: Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman, Innovations in Scholarly Communication Survey, 2016, (n = 20,670) https://101innovations.wordpress.com/ https://www.timeshighereducation.com/feat ures/do-academic-social-networks-share- academics-interests
  35. 35. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J ORCiD (eg http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4065-4725 )
  36. 36. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  37. 37. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  38. 38. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/orcid-how-to-include- it-in-your-online-submission-and-why-you- should/?hootPostID=5580c8cbf64d0cf5bb107e28800bf323
  39. 39. 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 )
  40. 40. Google Scholar
  41. 41. Publons (publons.com)
  42. 42. 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 profiles & communities: Mendeley, Zotero etc.
  43. 43. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J [3] When to engage?
  44. 44. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J 1. Academic Conferences & Networking
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  47. 47. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  48. 48. 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
  49. 49. 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
  50. 50. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J 2. Publication & Promotion
  51. 51. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Publications … (preprint sharing)
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J eSpace: Profile & Statistics
  54. 54. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Op Eds, etc: The Conversation
  55. 55. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J The Conversation: Building Impact …
  56. 56. 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)
  57. 57. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Blog posts …
  58. 58. Blog posts …
  59. 59. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  60. 60. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J Impact & Altmetrics
  61. 61. 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
  62. 62. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
  63. 63. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J http://editorresources.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/putting- altmetric-data-to-use-an-introduction-for-journal-editors/
  64. 64. 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.
  65. 65. Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J To Reiterate …  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!)
  66. 66. References / Further Reading  Adema, J., Aventurier, P., Fitzpatrick, K., Hall, G., & Parry, D. (2015). Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu? Coventry University. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/18973680/Why_Are_We_Not_Boycotting_Academia.edu_-_symposium_Coventry_University_ 8th_December_2015  Adema, J., & Hall, G. (Eds.). (2016). Really, We’re Helping To Build This ... Business: The Academia.edu Files. Open Humanities Press. Retrieved from http://liquidbooks.pbworks.com/w/page/106236504/The%20Academia_edu%20Files  Barbour, K., & Marshall, D. (2012). The academic online: Constructing persona through the World Wide Web. First Monday, 17(9). Retrieved from http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3969/3292  Carrigan, M. (2016). Social Media for Academics. SAGE Publications Ltd.  Haak, L. L., Fenner, M., Paglione, L., Pentz, E., & Ratner, H. (2012). ORCID: a system to uniquely identify researchers. Learned Publishing, 25(4), 259–264. http://doi.org/10.1087/20120404  Kramer, B., & Bosman, J. (2016). Innovations in Scholarly Communication: Changing Research Workflows (Survey). Utrecht University. Retrieved from https://101innovations.wordpress.com/  Martin-Martin, A., Orduna-Malea, E., Ayllon, J. M., & Lopez-Cozar, E. D. (2016). The counting house: measuring those who count. Presence of Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Informetrics, Webometrics and Altmetrics in the Google Scholar Citations, ResearcherID, ResearchGate, Mendeley & Twitter. arXiv:1602.02412 [cs]. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.02412  Marwick, A. E., & boyd, danah. (2011). I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience. New Media & Society, 13(1), 114 –133. http://doi.org/10.1177/1461444810365313  Niyazov, Y., Vogel, C., Price, R., Lund, B., Judd, D., Akil, A., … Shron, M. (2016). Open Access Meets Discoverability: Citations to Articles Posted to Academia.edu. PLOS ONE, 11(2), e0148257. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0148257  Priem, J., Taraborelli, D., Groth, P., & Neylon, C. (2010, September 26). Altmetrics: A Manifesto. Retrieved from http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/  Reisz, M. (2015, October 25). Tips for academics on blogging and social media. Retrieved March 3, 2016, from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/career/tips-academics-blogging-and-social-media  Sandvig, C. (2016, February 11). How To Get a Social Media Ph.D. Retrieved from http://socialmediacollective.org/2016/02/11/how-to-get-a- social-media-ph-d/  Singh, S. S. (2016). Hashtagging #HigherEd. In N. Rambukkana (Ed.), Hashtag Publics : The Power and Politics of Discursive Networks. (pp. 267–277). New York: Peter Lang. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1080548&site=ehost-live  Tsou, A., Bowman, T. D., Sugimoto, T., Lariviere, V., & Sugimoto, C. R. (2016). Self-presentation in scholarly profiles: Characteristics of images and perceptions of professionalism and attractiveness on academic social networking sites. First Monday, 21(4). http://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i4.6381
  67. 67. 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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