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Keeping up to date

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Keeping up to Date session (January 2015) slides. Delivered as part of the Durham University Researcher Development Programme.

Additional handouts cover:-
- Using RSS Feeds with Feedly and Feedreader
- Managing Folders and Rules for email alerts in Outlook
- Session demo walkthroughs (Library Catalogue, Discover, Zetoc, Feedshifter, Pipes, Useful Links)

Further Training available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/research/training/

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Keeping up to date

  1. 1. Keeping up to date with emerging research James Bisset james.bisset@durham.ac.uk Academic Liaison Librarian (Research Support)
  2. 2. Saved Search Alerts Journal TOCs Citation Alerts News feeds (RSS) Academic Networks & Social Media
  3. 3. Session outline - How (part 1) - email alerts, RSS feeds and RSS readers - What - Books - Journal articles - Journal Table of Contents (ToCs) - Academic Networks - Coping Strategies - How (part 2) - Filtering your feeds
  4. 4. Part 1 How? Email & RSS
  5. 5. How? Automated alerts: - Email - RSS
  6. 6. Using Email Alerts Think about: - weekly / monthly / bi-monthly - separate folders in your mail account - how many can you realistically read / manage
  7. 7. Using RSS Feeds: Browser or Online Reader
  8. 8. Using RSS Feeds: Browser or Online Reader
  9. 9. RSS Feeds RCUK: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk - http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/tasks/feed/?feedID=E63FCA83-3C24- 4192-ADF6CD2CFEF00BB8 Wellcome Trust: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk - http://feeds2.feedburner.com/WellcomeTrustFundingNews BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ - http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/rss.xml Durham University News: http://www.dur.ac.uk/news/ - https://www.dur.ac.uk/feeds/news/?section=1
  10. 10. RSS Feeds
  11. 11. Feed Readers • Feed readers: – Google Reader – NetVibes – Bloglines – Feedreader – Feedly – RSSOwl
  12. 12. Demo Feedly - creating an account - finding, adding, managing & sharing rss feeds
  13. 13. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ lv?key=0ApTo6f5Yj1iJdFRfWmhUVjV0W kktTjJhUUE4dGR5WUE or http://bit.ly/1fbhsYI
  14. 14. Task 1 • Set up a RSS feed reader. Use Internet Explorer or register for an online reader such as Feedly • Subscribe to a generic feed e.g: - Durham University central news - A research funder in your field Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  15. 15. Part 2 What? Books
  16. 16. What? • Books: – Library Catalogue – New items purchased by the library – Other catalogues – Publisher sites
  17. 17. Demo Books - Library Catalogue / Discover - COPAC - Publisher sites
  18. 18. Task 2 • Create a RSS feed or an email alert from one or more of the following: • Library Catalogue (email) • Discover (email/RSS) • New items purchased by the library (RSS) • Copac (RSS) • A publisher site (email/RSS) Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  19. 19. Part 2 What? Journal articles
  20. 20. What? • Journal articles: – Web of Science – Google Scholar
  21. 21. Demo Search & Citation alerts - Web of Science - Google Scholar - Preview (Ebsco, JSTOR, ScienceDirect)
  22. 22. Task 3 • Create a RSS feed or an email alert for a journal from one or more of the following: • Web of Science (email/RSS) • Google Scholar (email) • Another Subject database of your choice Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  23. 23. Part 2 What? Journal TOCs
  24. 24. What? • Journal Table of Contents (TOCs): – Zetoc – Journal TOCs
  25. 25. Demo Zetoc - TOC Alerts - TOC RSS feeds
  26. 26. Task 4 • Create a RSS feed or an email alert for a journal table of contents from one or more of the following: • Zetoc (email/RSS) • Journal TOCs (email) Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  27. 27. Part 2 What? Academic networks
  28. 28. What? • Mailing Lists: – JISCMail (National Academic mailing list platform)
  29. 29. Demo JISCMail - RSS Feeds & Groups
  30. 30. What? • Funding Opportunites – ResearchProfessional http://bit.ly/1wGTESZ – Funding Councils etc.
  31. 31. What? • Academic Networks – Piirus; identify collaboration opportunities / find researchers with particular interests / skills / knowledge areas – ResearchGate; network, make connections and showcase your publications, ask or answer questions, organise conferences and workshops – Academia.edu; Online CV profile aimed at academic sector – LinkedIN; Online CV profile aimed beyond academic sector – Blogs; Academics, Research projects, Technology Groups,
  32. 32. Demo JISCMail - Overview: Piirus & ResearchGate
  33. 33. What? • Twitter – http://twitter.com/search/
  34. 34. What? Journal article covering related research and discussion Newspaper coverage on related topic Video clip from presentation
  35. 35. What? • Twitter – via Tweetdeck or Hootsuite List of Tweets Saved Searches Interactions
  36. 36. What? • Twitter – via Tweetdeck or Hootsuite List of Tweets Saved Searches Interactions Scheduled Tweets Saved Tweets Private Messages
  37. 37. Task 5 • Spend some time having a look at some of the resources: • JISCMail (email/RSS) • Piirus • ResearchGate • Academic Blogs / Scoop.it • Twitter Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  38. 38. Part 2 What? Coping Strategies
  39. 39. YES NO Tip – time management Can you read it in less than 5 minutes? Read it!
  40. 40. Tip - Pocket
  41. 41. Tip - Pocket
  42. 42. Part 3 How? Filtering your feeds
  43. 43. How? – RSS Filters • See only the relevant information from a feed (or multiple feeds. • Define Key words • Filter services - Feed sifter - Pipes
  44. 44. Demo Feedshifter - Customising RSS feeds
  45. 45. Task 6 • Set up a filter using Feedsifter • Subscribe to your filtered feed Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  46. 46. Image Credits [Slide 4] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Stylianos Mystakidis. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/90309235@N00/3989939286 [Slides 17] Via Flickr Creative Commons by Jacinta Iluch Valero. Original at http://www.flickr.com/photos/70626035@N00/8265808436 [Slide 20] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Adelle & Justin. Original at http://www.flickr.com/photos/10278395@N08/3687392107 [Slides 27] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Ian Scott. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/38000818@N06/7007574429 [Slide 36] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Rromir Imami. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/73515668@N08/7749708352 [Slide 43] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by yang zhao. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124411666@N01/24063969 [Slides 61-69] Vitae®, © 2010 Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited‘ Available at www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf
  47. 47. Measuring Researcher Development Vitae Researcher Development Framework [see image credits]
  48. 48. Measuring Researcher Development

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