New Open Access Blog

If you are interested in open access and scholarly communication there is new blog to monitor:

Open Access Blog: Open Access and Digital Scholarship at Imperial College London

“This  blog is dedicated to Open Access and related scholarly communication and digital scholarship activities at Imperial College London. It is managed by members of the Open Access project, a cross-departmental initiative that supports the transition to open access publishing at Imperial College. We will share  updates about  of the OA project as well as news about what is happening outside of the university.” from: about the Open Access Blog.

Blogs, Twitter, wikis and other web-based tools: Collaborating and building your online presence

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to consider the implications of using web 2.0 tools and technologies (also known as social media, social software, new or emerging technologies) when building and managing their online (and consequently research) identity, as well potential legal and ethical impacts. It includes a hands-on element exploring a number of specific tools and technologies.

Content covered includes:

  • Managing your online identity and legal and ethical issues related to online communication.
  • Hands-on experience using a selection of tools from the following areas: blogging, evaluation tools, networks and networking, social bookmarking and reference management, multimedia, RSS and wikis.
  • Why and when these tools would be useful in your research (and potentially teaching) and identify practical examples.
  • Guide you towards useful relevant resources (e.g. cheat sheets, video tutorials)
  • Contributing to a group blog (working with a hosted version of the WordPress blogging platform), set up for recording experiences and views on the topics covered by the programme.
  • Information about and access to the programme blog

PCs will be available however please do bring your own laptop or tablet if you would prefer to work on this.

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Evans

Date: Monday 2 December 2013

Location: South Kensington, Central Library, TR1

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Session aimed at: PhD students and postdocs

To book: PhD students via the Graduate School website and postdocs contact Jenny Evans.

 

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Blogs, Twitter, wikis and other web-based tools: Collaborating and building your online presence

The Library is running our web 2.0 for researchers programme in June 2013, aimed both at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

This course gives participants the opportunity to consider the implications of using web 2.0 tools and technologies (also known as social media, social software, new or emerging technologies) on their online (and consequently research) identity as well potential legal and ethical impacts. It also enables the exploration of social media / online tools and their relevance to research and related activities.

The programme features both a face to face workshop (including content on your online research identity and legal and ethical issues) as well as two optional modules to be completed online, to be selected from the following content themes:

  • blogs
  • multimedia
  • networks and networking
  • online collaborative tools (including Prezi, Dropbox, Google Drive and Slideshare)
  • RSS
  • social bookmarking citation and reference management
  • wikis
  • evaluation tools (for measuring the impact of social media)

The workshop will take place on Friday 7 June and the online modules will need to be completed by the end of June. It is expected that approximately 4 hours will be needed to complete the programme.

Participants will be encouraged to contribute to a group blog set up for recording experiences and views on the topics covered by the programme.

Booking details

If you are a PhD student, the course counts as part of the Graduate School Professional Skills Development programme. For more information and booking details please see the Graduate School website

If you are postdoctoral researcher then email Andrew Day to book your place.

Along side the programme we will be running a Twitter for Researchers and a Mendeley for Researchers workshop. We will also be introducing a new workshop – An introduction to writing for Wikipedia. These will all take place in June. We will post details on this blog (and on the library website) when they are confirmed.

For further information email Jenny Evans

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Blogs, Twitter, wikis and other web-based tools: Collaborating and building your online presence

The Library is running our web 2.0 for researchers programme in February 2013, aimed both at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

This course gives participants the opportunity to consider the implications of using web 2.0 tools and technologies (also known as social media, social software, new or emerging technologies) on their online (and consequently research) identity as well potential legal and ethical impacts. It also enables the exploration of social media / online tools and their relevance to research and related activities.

The programme features both a face to face workshop (including content on your online research identity and legal and ethical issues) as well as two optional modules to be completed online, to be selected from the following content themes:

  • blogs
  • multimedia
  • networks and networking
  • online collaborative tools (including Prezi, Dropbox, Google Drive and Slideshare)
  • RSS
  • social bookmarking citation and reference management
  • wikis
  • evaluation tools (for measuring the impact of social media)

The workshop will take place on Friday 1 February and the online modules will need to be completed by the beginning of March. It is expected that approximately 4 hours will be needed to complete the programme.

Participants will be encouraged to contribute to a group blog set up for recording experiences and views on the topics covered by the programme.

Booking details

If you are a PhD student, the course counts as part of the Graduate School Professional Skills Development programme. For more information and booking details please see the Graduate School website

If you are postdoctoral researcher then email Andrew Day to book your place.

Along side the programme we will be running a Twitter for Researchers and Mendeley for Researchers workshop. These will both take place in February. We will post details on this blog (and on the library website) when they are confirmed.

For further information email Jenny Evans

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Science blogging workshop running on Friday

For anyone interested in participating in a hands-on workshop on science blogging, run by three science bloggers

Sign up to the Science Blogging workshop, run through the Graduate School, happening this Friday from 14:00 – 17:00.

See Science Blogging Workshop for further details as well as booking info.