Archive for September, 2015

7: researcher identifiers

Friday, September 25th, 2015

This week we explore the benefits of setting up Researcher Identifiers to create an accessible online presence for your research outputs. They can also help you to track and measure the impact of your scholarly research publications. If you are an academic, you are likely to have an online university profile. ...

6: managing your online research networks

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Researchers have more options than ever before for connecting with others, whether in the academic community or more broadly. This week we look at some of the most commonly-used online research networks. Academia.edu Academia’s stated mission is ‘to share research papers'. Registered users from all disciplines can create a profile in which they identify ...

5: social media for researchers

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter provide an important communication tool for both academia and the wider community. The general public proactively seek out experts, informed opinion, quality news and discussion on these sites. Engagement with the wider community and the removal of institutional barriers are the key ...

4: file sharing

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/folder-man-office-historical-file-146134/ File sharing This week’s Thing covers file sharing with a look at three popular cloud-based storage tools: CloudStor+, Google Drive and Dropbox. Getting started All three file sharing services are popular with university staff and students and are regularly used to organise and share documents and files with other researchers across ...

3: collaboration tools

Monday, September 7th, 2015

In this thing, we look at a couple of tools that can be used collaboratively to share information and ideas. Each tool is very different in function but they all illustrate the way in which digital applications are increasingly designed to allow for collaborative use. Image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/social-media-monitor-exchange-862117/ Evernote We looked at this note-taking ...