Posts tagged digital scholarship
Google Scholar is a service that I really like and find extremely useful, and for the last 12 months or so there has been a little used feature that allows anyone publishing research to get much more from it – Author Profiles.
On Monday (16/7/2012) the association of UK research funding bodies, Research Councils UK (RCUK), announced its new Open Access policy. Essentially the new policy mandates that publicly funded research must also make its results freely available to the public. There are a few options for this, including paying journals an upfront fee for open access, publishing in open access journals, and uploading a copy of the paper to an open institutional repository after a 6 month embargo period. This applies to articles published from 1 April 2013.
RCUK includes the EPSRC and BBSRC, so this will likely have impact on many researchers in our schools. More >
The TED team ran well-attended sessions in April for the four main disciplines in SEMS: Civil Engineering; Electrical, Electronic & Information Engineering; Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering; and Mathematics. The sessions were structured around the presentation of 5 technologies in the 4 broad categories of Feedback, Research, Assessment and Resources, with one that spans all of these. Each was followed by a period to talk about the technology presented and these were lively and produced some very interesting discussion.
The specific technologies were:
10 Digital Scholarship lessons in 10 videos: a talk by Prof. Martin Weller, author of The Digital Scholar
What is Digital Scholarship?
Prof. Martin Weller, described his book The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice to his 9-year old daughter as being:
about how using technology like the Internet, dad’s blog, and Wikipedia is changing the way people like daddy work
That works for me. A couple of weeks ago I attended 10 Digital Scholarship lessons in 10 videos, a talk given by Martin as part of the LSE’s NetworkED seminar series to hear more about digital scholarship. The event was recorded and the video of the videos is well-worth your time:
Read about 10 Digital Scholarship lessons in 10 videos
The event itself, is a great example of the themes of Martin’s book and of digital scholarship: digital, networked and open.