Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Frances Ryan is an invited speaker at the 5th annual Discover Academic Research, Training, and Support (DARTS) conference.
This two day event, which takes place today and tomorrow at Dartington Hall in Devon, focuses on engendering (digital) research culture. It includes sessions on open access publishing, embedding digital research in teaching, bibliometrics, and information literacy. Follow the conference on Twitter using hashtag #darts5.
The other speakers at DARTS5 are: Sian Bayne (University of Edinburgh); Nazlin Bhimani (University College London); Katie Evans (University of Bath); Martin Eve (Birkbeck, University of London); Elizabeth Gadd (Loughborough University); and Annie Maddison Warren (Cranfield University).
Entitled Personal online reputations: managing what you can’t control, the content of Frances’ presentation will draw on her doctoral research on the role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations. Frances will situate her work with reference to the broad body of literature that considers these themes, then introduce some of the preliminary findings of her empirical study. The session also includes a short interactive element to encourage conference delegates to think about their own social media use, online information behaviours, and digital footprints. In addition Frances will give some practical advice on individual online reputation management. This take into account that our reputations are built through our own actions online, and those of others (over which we often have little or no control).