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Research Network

  1. 1. Research Network Joan Wee, NTU Libraries 5 Feb 2014
  2. 2. Uses of network  Circulate working papers for comments by the scholarly community  Search for collaborators  Reputation building
  3. 3. Research Trending
  4. 4. Tenure Application
  5. 5. Readability
  6. 6. Academic Social Network Sites  Profiles sites and repositories  Network and find collaborators  For Peer-reviewed General Subject Specific Academia.edu ResearchGate Menedeley SAGE Research Methods ResearcherID SSRN RePEc MCRN BioMedExperts.com Epernicus
  7. 7. Comparison Academia.edu ResearchGate Mendeley SSRN Coverage All All All Specific subjects Network size 7.1 million 3 million 1.6 million 239,102 Full-text 1.6 million 17.6 million 200 million 420,454 Analytics Profiles Doc views Download Countries Followers Following Profiles Doc views, Download Request for fulltext Countries Followers Following Q&A RG index Doc views Readership stats Doc views Download stats Citation Ranking Eigenfactor Collaborators Yes Yes Yes Yes Job Yes. Via job board. Can load CV. Yes. List skills and Expertise. Yes. Can load CV. No Share files Papers, data, Github Papers, data, patents Papers Papers
  8. 8. Comparison Academia.edu ResearchGate Mendeley SSRN Link to OA or external URL Yes No. Except if you have load the fulltext. Yes. Yes Track versions No No No Yes (private papers) Login FB, Google FB FB Sign up with email Sign-up with institution email only Sign-up with email Sign-up with email Free Free Free Free Fee for premium / institutional ac Fee for access to e-journals Access
  9. 9. Academia.edu  Go to http://www.academia.edu  Login with your Google or Facebook account  Go to http://nanyang.academia.edu  Search for your professor
  10. 10. ResearchGate  Go to www.researchgate.net  Login with your Facebook account
  11. 11. Mendeley  Login using facebook account  More than a online reference tool  Follow or join groups  Statistics on who is reading your paper
  12. 12. SSRN (Prebble, Caldwell, & Keene, 2013)  As of Nov 2013, SSRN contains 514,008 abstracts and 420,454 full-text papers contributed by 239,102 authors  Papers upload to SSRN : tracks number of downloads, number of citations, edited paper receives a fresh date of submission  Subject areas : Accounting, Anthropology & Archaeology, Corporate Governance, Cognitive Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Economics, Hebew, Humanities: Classics, Humanities: Literature, Humanities: Music & Composition, Humanities: Philosophy, Humanities: Rhetoric & Communication, Information Systems & eBusiness, Innovation, Law, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Negotiation, Political Science, Social Insurance, Sustainability
  13. 13. Author Page
  14. 14. Role of Librarians …Librarians might help colleagues prepare their careers for a more social-media-driven environment by explaining basic social networking best practices, which might include something as basic as a profile on a site like Academia.edu, or any other publicly available site that allows users to list their publications. For example, Google Scholar has a component that allows users to claim articles and build a profile, with the option of keeping the profile private, although that would seem to defeat the purpose of these new analytic tools, that seek to measure public engagement. (Ovadia, 2013)
  15. 15. Activities  Which Research Network(s) are your professors using? (Look for 2-3 faculty from your school)  Where can you locate “experts” in your subject area?  Share your findings and experience as a blog posting
  16. 16. Reference  Kelly, B. (2013, February 6) Why I’m evaluating ResearchGate. [Web log post] Retrieved from http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/why-im-evaluatingresearchgate/  Ovadia, S. (2013). When Social Media Meets Scholarly Publishing. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian,32(3), 194-198.  Prebble, J., Caldwell, J., & Keene, A. (2013). Using the Social Science Research Network to aid and to promote research. Victoria University Of Wellington Law Review, 44(3/4), 631-652.

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