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Scholarly Communication: Tools and Strategies for Learning and Sharing in the Social Sciences

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Slides from a discussion I led as part of the Social Science Research Toolkit program (http://blogs.mhsl.uab.edu/sbs/?page_id=85) at Mervyn H. Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Scholarly Communication: Tools and Strategies for Learning and Sharing in the Social Sciences

  1. 1. Scholarly Communication: Tools and Strategies for Learning and Sharing in the Social Sciences Heather Martin, MLIS, MA Associate Librarian and Reference Librarian for Arts and Humanities Mervyn H. Sterne Library hmartin@uab.edu 934-6364 October 10, 2013
  2. 2. “Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. One of the fundamental characteristics of scholarly research is that it is created to facilitate inquiry and knowledge. The majority of scholars develop and disseminate their research with little or no expectation of direct financial reward.” ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit
  3. 3. Changes in Dissemination of Scholarly Communication
  4. 4. What Is Open Access?
  5. 5. Digital Repositories UAB Electronic Dissertations and Theses University of California eScholarship Repository Social Science Research Network
  6. 6. Legislative Issues NIH Public Access Policy Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) (Bill introduced in House and Senate) ****************************************************** Author Rights
  7. 7. “Invisible College” Revealed
  8. 8. "From Tweet to Blog Post to Peer-Reviewed Article: How to Be a Scholar Now" Jessie Daniels, PhD, City University of New York Idea at American Sociology Association Annual Meeting in 2010 Tweeted observation about lack of sessions about race and digital media Wrote a blog post and shared it via Twitter Received comments on the blog post and replies via Twitter Wrote a series of blog posts on the topic Led to research collaboration with presenter from ASA meeting Paper published in Media Culture & Society journal Revised and developed paper from blog posts for article in The Rise of Internet Studies special issue of New Media & Society
  9. 9. Getting Started Choose relevant professional association and review discussion lists, blogs, and other networking tools it offers. Follow the association on Twitter or other social media sites Connect with other scholars on association networking or social media sites Search digital repositories for others working in your research areas (e.g., Social Science Research Network, Academia.edu) Follow the “backchannel” at conferences and workshops Join the conversation by blogging, commenting on blog posts, contributing to discussion lists

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