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Crossing Borders: an introduction to public debate on social media

Academic research can play a vital role in shaping public debates, from correcting misinformation to uncovering alternative perspectives and challenging bias. But how can researchers make their voices heard on controversial topics when debate is sharply polarised? Sharing research on social media my reach new audiences, but how far should academics go in tailoring content to fit social media users’ expectations and attention spans?

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Reflective Practice Workshop (For Librarians)

Being a reflective practitioner is something that doesn’t come naturally for many of us but it can be a surprisingly easy skill to develop. As well as helping you to think critically about yourself and your service, being able to reflect can help you to deal with feedback, prepare you for job interviews and become more confident.

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Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future

Join the OSC for an exciting opportunity to hear a preview of Dr Danny Kingsley's keynote for the upcoming CONUL2017 conference. Feedback on both the talk and the topic are encouraged!

Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future

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You've Published, Now What?: Tools and Techniques for Promoting Research (for librarians)

Getting published is just the first step…

 

Getting academic output published is a great accomplishment for any researcher but it’s not the end of the story. Promoting and sharing their work in a variety of ways can help to increase the impact of the original publication and can also be a useful tool for the library to show how their help is contributing.

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Hitting Your Target First Time: How to Choose the Right Publisher (for librarians)

So much choice, so little time!
With the growth in both traditional and online publishers choosing the best place to share their work is becoming an increasingly complex decision for researchers. The first in our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers publish will cover topics such as writing tools to use, picking the right format for publication, factors to consider when choosing a journal and how to use impact factors and other metrics.

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Perish Even if You Publish?: The Problem of ‘Predatory’ Publishers (for librarians)

'Dear esteemed author…'
So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career.

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I Can Just Use This, Right? : a Copyright Survival Guide for Librarians

Are your students confused by copyright? Do you struggle to find the answers to their questions? You are not alone!
This final session of our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers to publish, this workshop will deal with common copyright questions which arise during the publication process. From including copyrighted work in a thesis to sharing published work on social networks copyright is a complex minefield and it can be hard to know where to start when giving advice.

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Managing the Data Deluge: roles and responsibilities for your institution

LEARN cordially invites you to its end-of-Project Conference, Managing the Data Deluge: roles and responsibilities for your institution

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