Digital researcher blog 2011
What does it mean to be a digital researcher? What are your experiences of using technology in the course of your research?
The Digital Researcher blog is the place to discuss experiences, share knowledge and find out what exactly it means to be a digital researcher in the Information Age.
22 August 2011
I am a Phd student in Milan, Italy. Together with a few friends I started a project called Acabiz, essentially a web-based knowledge sharing platform dedicated at connecting academia to business. For companies (of all sectors) it is a good way to 'tap into' the academic knowledge network in order to quickly obtain knowledge / know-how needed for business purposes while for academics, it is an opportunity to expand their CVs, connect with companies interested in their research and, from time to time, to monetise their major asset: knowledge and know-how; Since the launch (March), we gradually grew the number of academics on the platform (now about 500) and received some good press coverage including an article featuring Acabiz on Forbes and good feedback from our users (we are now working on an improved version of the site to reflect their feedback). I really just wanted to flag this new service to UK academics, so that, for the ones that like the idea and would like to join, they can just register on www.acabiz.com Best Regards, Guido
07 August 2011
RCUK are looking to capture a handful of case studies to include within their guidance for Pathways to Impact, and on the NCCPE website.
07 July 2011
To engage with history researchers, and with the general public, I decided yesterday to use my hundreds of interviews with Guernsey child and adult WW2 evacuees to create an online diary for an Evacuated Guernsey Mother in June 1940 I will update it several times a week, for the rest of this year, on my research blog & website, to demonstrate some of the experiences the 17,000 children and adults went through from June 1940 as they were evacuated to England. The first entry is below: Gillian Mawson My diary - 9 June 1940: - I am Mrs Pamela Le Tissier and last night my family and I in Guernsey could clearly hear the guns on the French coast. My husband fears the Nazis will invade Guernsey, but I am not so sure, there is confusion all around. You can follow this diary throughout this year, at: http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/diary-of-an-evacuee-jun-1940/ EMAIL email@example.com
10 June 2011
To avoid looking like an idiot online, it is always worth remembering….
11 April 2011
In December, disaster struck, I switched my computer on only to be greeted with the blue screen of death. It made me realise how utterly reliant I am on my laptop and how much harder life is without the Internet.
12 January 2011
This article discusses how Twitter is used to support academic conferences.
31 January 2011
This post explains that Digital Researcher 2011 is now underway
14 February 2011
This posts brings a new guide to the attention of #dr11 attendees.
14 February 2011
A quick roundup of various different social networking services that researchers are using
02 February 2011