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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. Academia.edu, 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 Academia.edu, 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

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

Future sessions

Title Start Date location
Delving into Massive Digital Archives - Finding lost, forgotten and neglected texts (Guided project) Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 11:00 Online event

Past sessions

Title Start Date location
Lenses or Mirrors? How Algorithms Affect Ways of Seeing Race and Gender Monday, 21 May, 2018 - 12:00 SG2, Alison Richard Building
Introduction to archival photography Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 - 11:00 Digital Content Unit, University Library
Digital Collaboration Tools Tuesday, 5 June, 2018 - 14:00 S1, Alison Richard Building
Re:search – do search engines shape scholarship? Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 14:00 S1, Alison Richard Building
Machine Reading the Archive 2018: end-of-programme showcase Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 11:30 S1, Alison Richard Building
Scores of Scores: possibilities and pitfalls with musical corpora Tuesday, 19 June, 2018 - 09:00 Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge, CB3 0HE
Academic Social Networking sites: a user's guide Monday, 25 June, 2018 - 12:00 S2, Alison Richard Building
From sources to data: historical people in the digital archive Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 - 11:00 Boardroom, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge
Advanced Film Training for Researchers (2-day workshop) Saturday, 15 September, 2018 - 09:00, Sunday, 16 September, 2018 - 09:00 Phoenix Training Room, New Museums Site, Cambridge
Advanced Film Training for Researchers (2-day workshop) Saturday, 15 September, 2018 - 09:00, Sunday, 16 September, 2018 - 09:00 Phoenix Training Room, New Museums Site, Cambridge