[Air-L] FREE Webcast > Individual and Scholarly Networks > A Two-Part Seminar on Building Networks and Evaluating Network Relationships > January 22 2013

gerrymck gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 08:37:17 PST 2013

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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

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

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
   - 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 Registration Available At




Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011


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