Dr Blaise Cronin, Rudy Professor of Information Science, Indiana University is Visiting Professor to the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. Next week he will be on our Merchiston campus to deliver a presentation entitled “Beethoven vs. Bieber: On the meaningfulness of (alt)metrics” (abstract below) as part of the School of Computing/Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation Tech Talk series.
What do you do when you hear that the Thesis Whisperer, Dr Inger Mewburn, is coming to town? If you’re my colleague Karen Strickland, you do all you can to tempt her onto the Edinburgh Napier University campus to share with colleagues her enthusiasm for social media as a means of marketing academic research.
Tracking scholarly digital footprints
Like many I communicate my scholarly research over multiple platforms in a range of activities that have now become routine for research-active academics. These include, for example:
- maintaining a personal archive of my publications, presentations and research reports – accessible through the publications and presentations tab on this web site
- uploading papers to open access repositories – mine go to the Edinburgh Napier repository, and are also listed with links from the web pages of the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
- uploading videos of conference presentations – see for example the output from the AHRC-funded DREaM project in 2011-12 on the Library and Information Science Research Coalition Vimeo account
- sharing PowerPoint presentations – I maintain a SlideShare account
- blogging about research – here at hazelhall.org, and between 2009-2012 at http://lisresearch.org
- submitting papers to open access journals – I have submitted, for example, to Library and Information Research and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
- tweeting links to my work – as @hazelh