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Digital researcher

For the Midland Hub (19 October 2012)

Emma Gillaspy

on 18 October 2012

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48 hours of video are uploaded every minute
Nearly 8 years of content uploaded every day
Over 3 billion videos are viewed a day Information overload? You Tube Blogs 70 million WordPress
39 million Tumblr Twitter On a busy day, twitter sees about 175 million tweets 'dismayed … by the immensity of the task.' Dr Emma Gillaspy
Vitae NW Hub Manager @vitaenwhub
www.vitae.ac.uk/nwhub 1 Important messages will come around again RSS Building a useful network takes time Find out what your current links are interested in to expand your network A useful network will increase your capacity to have meaningful interactions Reciprocity - a state or relationship in which there is mutual action, influence, giving and taking, correspondence, etc., between two parties or things OED Flickr ID: mararie Flickr ID: gsagostinho What does your current network look like?
How would you like to see it grow? Your network You Supervisor Other researchers in your department Librarians Skills trainers Other researchers in your institution People you’ve met at conferences Friends and family People on the same email lists as you People whose work you have read Your research group Head of school Advisor Flickr ID: konszvi How do you find information at the moment?
Face to face Flickr ID: catspyjamasnz Flickr ID: skipnclick Flickr ID: stupidmommy Flickr ID: Anton Peck Social media revolution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPYrbSUqr2k) Social media has a positive impact Increased access to information
Ability to connect (network, collaborate)
Network for careers (information, reputation) Personal: "Easier to keep in touch with friends around the world." Professional: "Greater access to papers etc. through online journals, blogs. Use of social media as public engagement tool." Career Development: "Easier to keep up to date with career opportunities via LinkedIn, email alerts, RSS feeds etc. Facilitates networking/communication with potential employers. Also makes me more aware that the audience(s) I'm communicating to may not be specialists." Flickr ID: Thomas Armour use of personal technologies blurring the boundaries between research and other activities
new modes of research-related communication
enhanced access to information and networks
enhanced collaboration including peer review Changing nature of academic research JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme
Summary of the professional association baseline reports (April 2012) “You need to be in touch with the communities in which you operate. In the past these communities were specially bound – campuses and conferences – now they have had their boundaries removed.” “I think that the importance of digital technology in the research world will increase over the next few years and it will be expected to be incorporated into the workload of the average researcher in order to increase the impact of their research outputs.” Wife?
Film buff? Cook?
Dance music connoisseur?
Dog owner? Sports nut? Coach?
Project manager?
Networker? The professional me The personal me While you are waiting https://twitter.com/ Digital
researcher Brought to you by... Dr Tristram Hooley
Reader in Career Development
University of Derby @pigironjoe
http://adventuresincareerdevelopment.posterous.com 4
big ideas 1. Research is a social process 2. There is wisdom 3. You have to give to take 4. Information is Tristram's case study
+ other bits and pieces Your group task

Mount an online exhibition

Present back at 2.30pm #dr12vitae
in the crowd only useful if it is managed #phdchat #ecrchat "Making the most of the digital environment as a researcher" The Future Me http://www.futureme.org/ Taken from http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers Flickr ID: KimCarpenter NJ Flickr ID: Anton Peck Flickr ID: geckoam Flickr ID: geckoam
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