Social media: Tools for research and   collaboration
A conversation...•   Who am I? Who are you?•   What is social media?•   So what, who cares?•   What do you think of social...
MA(Hons) History                                     Data inputterer at Scottish Office      and                          ...
What is social media?
Lies, damned lies and      statistics...
One third of women aged      18-34 check Facebook      when they first wake up      (even before going to the      bathroo...
social media is bigger      than porn
http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3224
ContentCommunity                   Collaboration            Communication
Social media is…• for my social life only   • for my professional life• too time consuming          too• information overl...
Social media and research
social media is  disruptive
http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/use-and-relevan
Research Information Network. 2011. Social Media: A guide for researchers
1.Identification of knowledge
http://www.avltheatre.com/forte/2008/01/featured_post_the_long_tail_an.html#more
2. Creation of knowledge
http://amusingspace.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ailsah/sets/72157625800277725/
http://www.youtube.com/user/greenphd1/feed
http://changingpractice.blogspot.co.uk/
3. Quality assurance of     knowledge
http://cities.wikispaces.asu.edu/
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
4. Dissemination of knowledge
http://blogs.capita-libraries.co.uk/panlibus/2011/06/30/seven-habits-of-highly-effective-libr
Online identity
Some takeaways• social media can play a role across the research cycle• researchers who are active users feel that social ...
Technology does not automaticallyimprove conversation,communication or behaviourTheodore Zeldin
Resources
http://www.diigo.com/list/lelil_/social-media-tools-for-research-and-collaboration
Social media: A guide for researcherswww.rin.ac.uk/Social-media-guideVITAE Digital Researcherwww.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/3...
A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impactactivitiesblogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2011...
DiRT: Digital Research Tools Wikidigitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/JISC Web2practiceweb2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/Network...
about.me/LesleyThomson
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
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    1. 1. Social media: Tools for research and collaboration
    2. 2. A conversation...• Who am I? Who are you?• What is social media?• So what, who cares?• What do you think of social media?• Where does it fit in the research process?• Who’s using it? And how?• What do you need to consider?• How can you find out more?• Oh, and some gratuitous pictures of cats...
    3. 3. MA(Hons) History Data inputterer at Scottish Office and Agriculture and Economic History Fisheries Department Various IT qualifications PGDipVarious posts in Department for Work and InformationPensions: front line service, IT support and and Library management, information security, risk Studies management Knowledge Librarian in theWebsite manager Management Scottishat UK Trade and Officer with the Government Investment Scottish Centre for Library Service Regeneration
    4. 4. What is social media?
    5. 5. Lies, damned lies and statistics...
    6. 6. One third of women aged 18-34 check Facebook when they first wake up (even before going to the bathroom)http://mashable.com/2010/07/07/oxygen-facebook-study/
    7. 7. social media is bigger than porn
    8. 8. http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3224
    9. 9. ContentCommunity Collaboration Communication
    10. 10. Social media is…• for my social life only • for my professional life• too time consuming too• information overload • a time and effort saver• an invasion of my • focused information privacy • a way to build my• yet another thing to do reputation when I’m busy already • an integral part of my• blocked at my daily professional life workplace • Something I’m trusted to use wisely at work
    11. 11. Social media and research
    12. 12. social media is disruptive
    13. 13. http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/use-and-relevan
    14. 14. Research Information Network. 2011. Social Media: A guide for researchers
    15. 15. 1.Identification of knowledge
    16. 16. http://www.avltheatre.com/forte/2008/01/featured_post_the_long_tail_an.html#more
    17. 17. 2. Creation of knowledge
    18. 18. http://amusingspace.blogspot.co.uk/
    19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ailsah/sets/72157625800277725/
    20. 20. http://www.youtube.com/user/greenphd1/feed
    21. 21. http://changingpractice.blogspot.co.uk/
    22. 22. 3. Quality assurance of knowledge
    23. 23. http://cities.wikispaces.asu.edu/
    24. 24. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
    25. 25. 4. Dissemination of knowledge
    26. 26. http://blogs.capita-libraries.co.uk/panlibus/2011/06/30/seven-habits-of-highly-effective-libr
    27. 27. Online identity
    28. 28. Some takeaways• social media can play a role across the research cycle• researchers who are active users feel that social media offers them benefits in their professional life• give yourself permission to use social media in a way that you feel most comfortable• don’t feel that you have to be ‘everywhere’• if you really want to understand what social media can do for you and your research, you need to start experimenting!
    29. 29. Technology does not automaticallyimprove conversation,communication or behaviourTheodore Zeldin
    30. 30. Resources
    31. 31. http://www.diigo.com/list/lelil_/social-media-tools-for-research-and-collaboration
    32. 32. Social media: A guide for researcherswww.rin.ac.uk/Social-media-guideVITAE Digital Researcherwww.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/346891/Digital-Researcher-online.htmlThe Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming ScholarlyPractice. Martin Wellerwww.bloomsburyacademic.com/view/DigitalScholar_9781849666275/booSocial media training resources produced by researchers at theUniversity of Warwickmarkcarrigan.net/2012/02/10/social-media-training-resources-produced-b
    33. 33. A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impactactivitiesblogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2011/09/29/twitter-guide/Robert Gordon University Social Media Toolkitwww.rgu.ac.uk/staff/administration-and-professional-departments/livew#phdchatphdchat.pbworks.com/w/page/33280234/PhD-ChatPhD2Published social media postswww.phd2published.com/tag/social-media/Nottingham University collection of social media resourceswww.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool/resources/socialmedia/index.asp
    34. 34. DiRT: Digital Research Tools Wikidigitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/JISC Web2practiceweb2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/Networked Researcherwww.networkedresearcher.co.uk/Create Changewww.createchange.org/index.shtmlConnected Researcherwiki.bath.ac.uk/display/connectedresearcher/HomeEast Midlands Research Support Group: Dissemination of your researchwww.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_3861
    35. 35. about.me/LesleyThomson

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