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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

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Past sessions

Title Start Date location
The Automated Culture Lab Saturday, 20 October, 2018 - 11:00 S1, Alison Richard Building
Using Images at Scale to Understand Environments and Behaviours Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 11:30 GR 06/07, Faculty of English
3-D Modelling Workshop Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 14:00 Fitzwilliam Museum
Film-making for Beginners Saturday, 1 December, 2018 - 09:30, Sunday, 2 December, 2018 - 09:30 McDonald Institute / Phoenix Training Suite
Film-making for Beginners Saturday, 1 December, 2018 - 09:30, Sunday, 2 December, 2018 - 09:30 McDonald Institute / Phoenix Training Suite
The Science of Art Friday, 7 December, 2018 - 10:00 Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)
Generative Adversarial Networks Experimentation Lab Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 11:30 NB VENUE CHANGE: Room S1, Alison Richard Building
The Undetection of the New: An Overview of Machine Learning Limitations and their Social Impact Monday, 14 January, 2019 - 17:30 S1, Alison Richard Building, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
A Feeling for Worlds: Encountering Animals as Sensors Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 17:30 S1, Alison Richard Building, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Digital Research Design, Methods and Ethics Monday, 21 January, 2019 - 14:00 IT Training Room, Cambridge University Library