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Research communications - Slides for discussion

  1. 1. Research CommunicationsSome ideas for discussion GuildHE/CREST symposium 13th December 2010 Richard M. Davis University of London Computer Centre(Thanks also to Dr Fiona Denney, Kings College London)
  2. 2. Research Communications What? Research Outputs Publications Data Career information Specialisms Affiliations Work-in-progress for collaborators for funders
  3. 3. Research Communications Why? Impact! Engagement Public Community Collaboration Assessment RAE REF Career / professional development
  4. 4. Research Communications How? Journal articles Conference papers ....
  5. 5. Research Communications How? Journal articles Conference papers Open Access Insitutional repositories Subject repositories Social Scholarship Mendeley/CiteULike etc Academia.edu/LinkedIn etc Portfolios/Registers of experts Blogs Data repositories
  6. 6. Research Communications It’s easy to miss the impact of blogs on research,Blogs are evolving and being used for many because most science blogs focus on outreach. Butvaluable activities (here we highlight more and more blogs contain high qualityscholarship). Some bloggers spend hours or research content. [...] What we’re seeing here is amore on a post. Bill Hooker has an incredible spectacular expansion in the range of the blogset of statistics about the cost of Open Access medium. By comparison, the journals are standingand Toll Access publications, page charges, etc. still.Normally that would get published in a journalno-one reads [...] So I tend to work out my half- Michael Nielsenbaked ideas in public.Peter Murray Rust
  7. 7. Research CommunicationsLinks Peter Murray Rust blog post. Effective digital preservation is (almost) impossible; so Disseminate instead. 26 June 2009. http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/blogs/murrayrust/? p=2159 Michael Nielsen blog post. Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? 29 June 2009 http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/is-scientific-publishing-about-to-be-disrupted South Park cartoons created using SP Studio. http://www.sp-studio.de/ I also explored some aspects of blogs and scholarship in an article for Ariadne: Moving Targets: Web Preservation and Reference Management. http://www.ariadne.ac. uk/issue62/davis/

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