Social media: open access and open practices for researchers
Course code: RP00285
Topic: Engagement, influence and impact
Mode of delivery: Workshop
This seminar, which marks the launch of the Social Media programme for researchers, will take place during Open Access Week, with presentations from Brian Kelly and Ross Mounce.
Brian Kelly, UKOLN will describe his approaches in using social media to maximise awareness of his peer-reviewed papers and the evidence-gathering approaches which demonstrate the effectiveness of the approaches.
Ross Mounce, PhD student and Open Knowledge Foundation Panton Fellow at the University of Bath, will talk about the need for true Open Access (as originally defined), why it matters and the plethora of options we have for OA publishing.
This session is the first in a series of short briefings that will take place on different aspects of social media, and how they can be of use in research and academia.
We will soon be announcing dates for sessions aimed at researchers and academics on topics such as the use of twitter in research and academia, using online collaboration tools, creating online profiles and writing blogs and web pages.
If you are a researcher and have experience of using social media tools, and would be willing to share your experience in this series please contact Dr Tracey Stead in the Researcher Development Unit.
Our next session will be about using of twitter in research and academia on 21 November.
This workshop has taken place for 2012/13.