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Led by Katie Hughes (Office of Scholarly Communication, University Library) and Dr Anne Alexander (Cambridge Digital Humanities)

Social networking services aimed specifically at academics boast millions of users., one of the most successful commercial platforms in this area, claims 33 million people have signed up their service, sharing 10 million uploaded papers on a site which enjoys 36 million unique visitors a month.

How can researchers, particularly those at the beginning of their academic careers, make effective use of academic social networking sites? What is the difference between sharing papers on a commercial platform such as, and open access publication and dissemination through institutional repositories or non-commercial services? What are the benefits and pitfalls of using academic social networks?

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Please sign up online here

PhD students and staff from the University of Cambridge have priority for bookings on this course - if the course appears fully booked and you fall into this category please contact the course organisers directly

Monday, 25 June, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Event location: 
S2, Alison Richard Building

Future sessions

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Past sessions

Title Start Date location
The Science of Art Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 10:00 Fitzwilliam Museum
Democracy by Design: activism, apps and activist apps Monday, 22 January, 2018 - 14:00
Protest Event Analysis: a practical introduction Thursday, 25 January, 2018 - 14:00
An introduction to programming with Python Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - 11:00 SG2, Alison Richard Building
Digital imaging, modelling, making and interpretation of 3D cultural heritage objects and their replicas Thursday, 15 March, 2018 - 10:00 GR04, Faculty of English and Education Seminar Room, Fitzwilliam Museum
Automatic Text Recognition: Diving into the background Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - 11:00 S1, Alison Richard Building
Text-mining the archive 1 Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 - 11:00 S2, Alison Richard Building
Text-mining the archive 2 Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 - 11:00 S2, Alison Richard Building
Introduction to Omeka: build and publish a simple digital archive or collection Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 11:00 B3, Institute of Criminology
Collaborating with the machine: Opportunities, challenges, and caveats Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 - 11:30 B4, Institute of Criminology