The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened! — Faculty Use of Online Social Networks: Toward Supporting Collaborative Research on the Web – Sarah Young

Faculty Use of Online Social Networks: Toward Supporting Collaborative Research on the Web – Sarah  Young

  • Changing landscape of scholarly communication
    • use of social media is increasing signifcantly in scholarly communication
    • Twitter in Higher Education study
  • sharing research
  • finding collaborators
  • tracking other researchers.
  • developing online presence

Tools 

  • Google Scholar Citations & Profiles
  • Twitter
  • ResearchGate
    • Facebook for scientists
    • must upload publications
  • Academia.edu similar to ResearchGate

Study is environmental scan.

Role of the academic library:

  • stay ahead of the trends in scholarly communications.
  • lift barriers to using tools by education and informing.
  • using these tools to better understand our users.

Future directions of research:

  • tenured faculty and grad students
  • include arts and humanities
  • In active vs active
  • closer look at twitter and blogs

 

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