“Thanks to the internet, we all have our Gutenberg presses and the privileges they accord. For academic institutions, the internet is a largely untapped resource for shaping and sharing scholarly research.”  This quote by Amanda Alampi (in an article in the Guardian) highlight the transformative influence of social media and the internet, which allows researchers “to reach new audiences that previously couldn’t be accessed”.

A great tool to assist you in using researcher profiles and social media to share your research to a wider audience is this “peddle pad” created by the La Trobe Graduate Research School.

Next week the Library will present two ONLINE WORKSHOPS on how to increase your visibility as a researcher (follow the links to register):

Increase the visibility of your research (Tuesday 21 April, 14:00-16:00)

Learn the following:

  • Find and navigate social research networks (ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Mendeley, etc.)
  • Develop research profiles
  • Understand how to increase your visibility as researcher
  • Understand the role of science communication and social media

Enhancing the visibility of your research output through self-archiving (Thursday 23 April, 12:30-13:30)

Learn the following:

  • Understand the purpose of the University’s policy on the self-archiving of research output
  • Learn about the benefits of self-archiving as a means of green open access
  • Better understand publishers’ policies regarding self-archiving
  • Learn about the different versions of research output suitable for self-archiving
  • Learn about the different options of self-archiving research output

You are welcome to contact your librarians if you need any assistance on these topics:

Faculty LibrariansResearch Impact ServicesDigital Scholarship (self-archiving)