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Facebook and Twitter as Infrastructure for Dissemination of Research Papers (and More)

Facebook and Twitter as Infrastructure for Dissemination of Research Papers (and More) | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
A tweet from @Wowter (blogger, information specialist and bibliometrician at the Wageningen UR Library) alerted me to the news of the “Free new #SpringerLink mobile app: Access 2,000+ peer...
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The case against the journal article: The age of publisher authority is going, going, gone — and we’ll be just fine.

The case against the journal article: The age of publisher authority is going, going, gone — and we’ll be just fine. | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Heidi Laine evaluates the often unsubstantiated claim that the journal article is central to the research communication process. Is a formal article really such a law of nature? She argues that the...
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For many academics, the web is just a means to an end: Shifting gears to solve the digital divide.

For many academics, the web is just a means to an end: Shifting gears to solve the digital divide. | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
The academic community faces a significant problem in staying up-to-date with new technologies. Often the easiest option for researchers is not to engage rather than trying a new way of working. An...
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Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to academic research, but a simple reflection of the passion that underpins it.

Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to academic research, but a simple reflection of the passion that underpins it. | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
The role of the academic humanist has always been a public one - however mediated through teaching and publication, argues Tim Hitchcock. As central means to participate in public conversations, Tw...
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The rules of Twitter engagement

The rules of Twitter engagement | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Christopher Davidson, who has 120,000 Twitter followers, on how to use social media as an academic
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How-to guide to using web automation tools to collate impact evidence from social media.

How-to guide to using web automation tools to collate impact evidence from social media. | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
With such diffuse streams of web activity and academic engagement, there is a great need for simple ways to capture and record this valuable data, whether for personal use or reporting purposes. Al...
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Academic blogging is part of a complex online academic attention economy, leading to unprecedented readership.

Academic blogging is part of a complex online academic attention economy, leading to unprecedented readership. | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Given the far-reaching attention of their paper on the nature of academic blogging, Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson find blogging is now part of a complex online ‘attention economy’ where social medi...
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Practise what you preach: Engaging in humanities research through critical praxis

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Thoughts on Mendeley and Elsevier

Thoughts on Mendeley and Elsevier | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Last week, TechCrunch reported that Elsevier, the multi-billion dollar publishing company, is in advanced talks to buy Mendeley, the free reference manager and academic social network site. Given E...
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Open Access: 'we no longer need expensive publishing networks'

Open Access: 'we no longer need expensive publishing networks' | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions need to recognise the changing world of publishing, says Rupert Gatti – it's time for academics to take matters into their own hands...
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Event 2

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9.30am – 4.30pm, 7 December 2012, British Library, London. Our second event considers best practice in digital social research. The event will present case studies from researchers at a varie...
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Wow – Google Scholar ‘Updates’ a big step forward in sifting through the scientific literature | Impact of Social Sciences

Wow – Google Scholar ‘Updates’ a big step forward in sifting through the scientific literature | Impact of Social Sciences | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
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New Social Media, New Social Science?

The Storify so far of our ESRC NCRM network of methodological innovation exploring whether social media are blurring the boundaries of traditional social research methods.
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Hello, social media pushback!

Hello, social media pushback! | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
There was a time when I used to leave people alone about their social media engagement. Whether they wanted to get involved or not, that was their business. Who was I to say otherwise? Oh, how thin...
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With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all.

With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all. | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
The dilemma facing many universities today is that distributed, external communication involves risk, but having a limited presence means the scholarly community is vulnerable to complete disregard...
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Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated

Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Academic blogging gets your work and research out to a potentially massive audience at very, very low cost and relative amount of effort. Patrick Dunleavy argues blogging and tweeting from multi-au...
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Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to academic research, but a simple reflection of the passion that underpins it.

Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to academic research, but a simple reflection of the passion that underpins it. | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
The role of the academic humanist has always been a public one - however mediated through teaching and publication, argues Tim Hitchcock. As central means to participate in public conversations, Tw...
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Why do academics blog? An analysis of audiences, purposes and challenges

Why do academics blog? An analysis of audiences, purposes and challenges | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
(2013). Why do academics blog? An analysis of audiences, purposes and challenges. Studies in Higher Education: Vol. 38, The purposes of higher education: responses from a globalized world, pp. 1105-1119.
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Scholars are quickly moving toward a universe of web-native communication

Scholars are quickly moving toward a universe of web-native communication | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Jason Priem, Judit Bar-Ilan, Stefanie Haustein, Isabella Peters, Hadas Shema, and Jens Terliesner get a sense of how established the academic presence is online, and how an individual academic onli...
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The flipped academic: turning higher education on its head

The flipped academic: turning higher education on its head | Social Scholarship | Scoop.it
Inform first, publish later – Claire Shaw meets a new school of 'embedded' academics who believe in community engagement before citations. Welcome to the flipped academy
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Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: New Challenges for Researchers and ...

Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: New Challenges for Researchers and IRBs, University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board Educational Series, October 5, 2012...
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