Social media: Tools for research and collaboration

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Presentation given at the CILIPS University, College and Research Group Scotland 'Social media: Tools for research and collaboration' workshop at Edinburgh University on 23 March 2012.

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  • 1.Social media: Tools for research and collaboration

2. A conversation... Who am I? Who are you? What is social media? So what, who cares? What do you think of social media? Where does it fit in the research process? Whos using it? And how? What do you need to consider? How can you find out more? Oh, and some gratuitous pictures of cats... 3. MA(Hons) History Data inputterer at Scottish Officeand Agriculture and Economic History Fisheries DepartmentVarious IT qualifications PGDipVarious posts in Department for Work andInformationPensions: front line service, IT support and and Library management, information security, riskStudies management Knowledge Librarian in theWebsite manager Management Scottishat UK Trade andOfficer with theGovernment Investment Scottish Centre for Library ServiceRegeneration 4. What is social media? 5. Lies, damned lies andstatistics... 6. One third of women aged18-34 check Facebookwhen they first wake up(even before going to thebathroom) 7. social media is biggerthan porn 8. 9. ContentCommunity CollaborationCommunication 10. Social media is for my social life only for my professional life too time consumingtoo information overload a time and effort saver an invasion of my focused informationprivacy a way to build my yet another thing to do reputationwhen Im busy already an integral part of my blocked at my daily professional lifeworkplace Something Im trusted touse wisely at work 11. Social media and research 12. social media isdisruptive 13. 14. Research Information Network. 2011. Social Media: A guide for researchers 15. 1.Identification of knowledge 16. 17. 2. Creation of knowledge 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 3. Quality assurance of knowledge 23. 24. 25. 4. Dissemination of knowledge 26. 27. Online identity 28. Some takeaways social media can play a role across the research cycle researchers who are active users feel that socialmedia offers them benefits in their professional life give yourself permission to use social media in a waythat you feel most comfortable dont feel that you have to be everywhere if you really want to understand what social mediacan do for you and your research, you need to startexperimenting! 29. Technology does not automaticallyimprove conversation,communication or behaviourTheodore Zeldin 30. Resources 31. 32. Social media: A guide for Digital Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming ScholarlyPractice. Martin media training resources produced by researchers at theUniversity of 33. A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and Gordon University Social Media social media University collection of social media 34. DiRT: Digital Research Tools Midlands Research Support Group: Dissemination of your 35.