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The opening presentation from the Digital Researcher event.

By Tristram Hooley

(15 March 2010, British Library)

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  1. 1. The Digital researcher 15 March 2010
  2. 2. Pechakucha <ul><li>A lot of the presentations today (including this one) will be in the pechakucha format. </li></ul><ul><li>20 slides, 20 seconds each slides </li></ul><ul><li>Means you get lots of short, focused input. </li></ul><ul><li>But, not so easy for the tutors… </li></ul>
  3. 3. #dr10
  4. 4. The problem &quot;Piled Higher and Deeper&quot; by Jorge Cham
  5. 5. Exploring the solution How can you use the internet for research? How can you use the internet to save you time? How can you use the internet to do better research? How can you use the internet to do research differently?
  6. 6. The social web <ul><li>Today we will be focusing on technologies which are </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregators of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Which help you to talk to more people and add value to your research (and theirs). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mapping the social web From
  8. 8. The shape of the day Plenary Microblogging Web 2.0 and the British Library Understanding online networks Group rooms Mapping your PLE Group rooms Mapping your discipline Plenary: Openness and disclosure Microsessions Plenary: Openness and disclosure Microsession s Group rooms: Presentations Lunch
  9. 9. Microsessions <ul><li>Petra kucha style presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging (everyone) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Social citation sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Send one person from your group to each session. </li></ul><ul><li>They should report back on what they find. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to take part <ul><li>Be active – we learn by doing </li></ul><ul><li>Be generous – we learn by working together </li></ul><ul><li>Build networks – to help your learning sustain beyond today </li></ul><ul><li>Look beyond the room – mobilise your own networks and forge new ones </li></ul><ul><li>Remember today is only part of the journey. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Meet the team <ul><li>Tristram Hooley (Director) </li></ul><ul><li>Peri Cihan and Sophie Villiers (Managers) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Cann </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Secker </li></ul><ul><li>Branwen Hide </li></ul><ul><li>Emma Gillaspy </li></ul><ul><li>You will have a dedicated tutor to work with, but use all of us as your resource for learning. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tristram Hooley
  13. 13. Alan Cann
  14. 15. Branwen Hide
  15. 16. Matthew Shaw
  16. 17. Emma Gillaspy
  17. 18. Rebecca Owens Sophie Villiers Peri Cihan
  18. 19. You should finish the day <ul><li>having explored the use of a range of digital technologies </li></ul><ul><li>having thought about how these can further your career and academic practice </li></ul><ul><li>having connected with a network of other researchers who are interested in using digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>having considered how to manage your digital identity and use of information resources </li></ul>
  19. 20. Final thoughts <ul><li>Social media is not technically difficult, but it can be difficult to understand its value. </li></ul><ul><li>But, </li></ul><ul><li>Social media has transformed my life. </li></ul><ul><li>It has made research massively more enjoyable and enabled me to harness the expertise of others. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope that today we can provide a good insight into how it works and convince you that you want to join the conversation. </li></ul>