Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A/V Now Available > FREE Webcast > Individual and Scholarly Networks > A Two-Part Seminar on Building Networks and Evaluating Network Relationships > January 22 2013

Collaborative platforms and social networking websites are becoming popular with scientists and researchers around the world: scholars can connect between institutions, countries and disciplines easily, faster and better than ever before. "The Individual and Scholarly Networks" will explore two aspects of this phenomenon; firstly, how the connections are forming, and how attitudes may change to adapt to the new environment, and, secondly, how connections can be evaluated, nuanced and measured.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 and will be webcast live from New York, Amsterdam and Oxford. It will be split into two segments:

Part 1: Building Networks | 8:00-10:00 EST / 13:00-15:00 GMT

This session will focus on the ways in which these relationships are formed and maintained, and how they are changing the nature of scholarly relationships.

Part 2: Evaluating Network Relationships | 10:30-12:30 EST / 15:30-17:30 GMT

Altmetrics is one of the most explosive areas of interest in bibliometric analysis and is increasing in importance. This session will explore the related areas of altmetrics, contributorship and the culture of reference.


Dr William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley 

Professor Jeremy Frey, Head of Physical Chemistry, Southampton University

Dr Heather Piwowar, Postdoc at Duke University, ImpactStory

Gregg Gordon, President and CEO, Social Science Research Network

Dr Gudmundur Thorisson, Research Associate, University of Leicester

Kelli Barr, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Study of Interdisciplinarity, University of North Texas


Link to A/V Available At 


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