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Academic Social Networking Sites: a rough guide for researchers

Social networking services aimed specifically at academics boast millions of users.
When Mar 17, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where S2, Alison Richard Building
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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?

Danny Kingsley from the University's Office of Scholarly Communication will lead a discussion on these questions and more.

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S2, Alison Richard Building, 12-1, Thursday 17 March
Organised by the Social Media Knowledge Exchange and Cambridge Digital Humanities Network with support from the Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

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