Social Media for Academics

Author: Diane Rasmussen Neal
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 178063319X
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This book provides an overview of social media technologies in the context of practical implementation for academics, guided by applied research findings, current best practices, and the author’s successful experiences with using social media in academic settings. It also provides academics with sensible and easy strategies for implementing a wide spectrum of social media and related technologies - such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and various Google tools for professional, teaching, and research endeavours. No other book exists that assists academics in learning how to use social media to benefit their teaching and research The editor has an extensive background in social media teaching, consulting, research, and everyday use All the contributors come to the book with a common goal, from various expertise areas and perspectives

Social Network Sites for Scientists

Author: Jose Luis Ortega
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 008100589X
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Social Network Sites for Scientists: A Quantitative Survey explores the newest social network sites (for example, ResearchGate and Academia.edu) and web bibliographic platforms (Mendeley, Zotero) that have recently emerged for the scholarly community to use in the interchange of information and documents. Chapters describe their main characteristics, what their advantages and limitations are, and the researchers that populate these websites. The surveys included in the book have been conducted following a quantitative approach, and measure the strength of the services provided by the sites in terms of use and activity. In addition, they also discuss the implications of new products in the future of scientific communication and their impact on research activities and evaluation. Analyzes social network sites form scientists using a quantitative approach Introduces the quantitative study of the main characteristic and functionalities of each platform, and the activity that they develop Offers a scientific review of the most relevant and current studies on this issue, discussing their results and commenting on their implications for scientific communication and research evaluation

Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI

Author: J. Gao
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614997926
Format: PDF
Download Now
The urgent need to keep pace with the accelerating globalization of manufacturing in the 21st century has produced rapid advances in manufacturing research, development and innovation. This book presents the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2017), which also incorporated the 32nd National Conference on Manufacturing Research (NCMR) and was held at the University of Greenwich, London, UK, in September 2017. The conference brings together a broad community of researchers who share the common goal of developing and managing the technologies and operations key to sustaining the success of manufacturing businesses. The book is divided into 13 parts, covering topics such as advanced manufacturing technologies (including additive, ultra-precision and nano-manufacturing); manufacturing systems (digital and cyber-physical systems); product design and development (including lifecycle management and supply-chain collaboration); information and communication (including innovation and knowledge management); and manufacturing management (including lean, sustainable and cost engineering). With its comprehensive overview of current developments, this book will be of interest to all those involved in manufacturing today.

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development

Author: Tella, Adeyinka
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466674164
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, many libraries also face challenges in the integration and usage of social media. Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development discusses the integration of digital social networking into library practices. Highlighting the advantages and challenges faced by libraries in the application of social media, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals and researchers working within the fields of library and information science, as well as practitioners and executives interested in the utilization of social technologies in relation to knowledge management and organizational development.

Applied Evaluative Informetrics

Author: Henk F. Moed
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319605224
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This book presents an introduction to the field of applied evaluative informetrics, dealing with the use of bibliometric or informetric indicators in research assessment. It sketches the field’s history, recent achievements, and its potential and limits. The book dedicates special attention to the application context of quantitative research assessment. It describes research assessment as an evaluation science, and distinguishes various assessment models, in which the domain of informetrics and the policy sphere are disentangled analytically. It illustrates how external, non-informetric factors influence indicator development, and how the policy context impacts the setup of an assessment process. It also clarifies common misunderstandings in the interpretation of some often used statistics. Addressing the way forward, the book expresses the author’s critical views on a series of fundamental problems in the current use of research performance indicators in research assessment. Highlighting the potential of informetric techniques, a series of new features is proposed that could be implemented in future assessment processes. It sketches a perspective on altmetrics and proposes new lines in longer term, strategic indicator research. It is written for interested scholars from all domains of science and scholarship, and especially for all those subjected to research assessment, research students at advanced master and PhD level, research managers, funders and science policy officials, and to practitioners and students in the field.

Social Media

Author: Nina Verishagen
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 9780081024096
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Many librarians, including the author, would have benefited at the start of their careers, from a step-by-step guide on social media, written by somebody who has done the work. The Academic Library Perspective on Social Media provides just such a guide. Made up of case studies written by authors at various institutions, providing different perspectives on their institution's use of social media, it highlights success, failure, and focuses on tips for social media management in the academic library that anybody in the community might interpret and adapt. Social media platforms are dealt with systematically. This title is an essential guide for librarians who want to use social media to the benefit of their library. Provides a step-by-step guide to the use of social media for academic libraries Based on practical experience leveraged in the form of case studies Provides quick, concise, and systematic recommendations for the use of social media Written by academic librarians, for academic librarians Provides invaluable platform-by-platform information and advice

Social Networks in China

Author: Xianhui Che
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081019351
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Social Networks in China provides an in-depth guide to Chinese social networks, covering behaviors, usage, key issues, and future developments. Chinese scholarship and cultural idiosyncrasies in technology remain a relatively under-researched area. While such issues may be sporadically reported in popular media, it is often difficult to obtain a true understanding of authentic Chinese behaviors and practices. One such study area delves into whether Chinese users utilize technology to socialize in the same ways as people from western societies. As no book currently exists to address issues concerning Chinese social networks, this book takes on that shortage and opportunity. Offers an exploration of Chinese social networks and Chinese online social behavior Addresses issues concerning Chinese social networks and their development Presented by authors with extensive experience working in China

Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies

Author: Hui-Lan Titangos
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780633610
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Social media technologies can help connect local communities to the wider world. Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies introduces the experience of bringing a local community to the world. This book, with the model of Santa Cruz County, California, develops a truly global approach to the subject. The first section of the book covers the early efforts of recording the local Santa Cruz area, before moving on to deal with Library 1.0. The next section looks at the present situation with Library 2.0 and its benefits. The book ends with a discussion of future directions and the implications of Library 3.0 and beyond. Illustrates the potential for new developments through practical experience Goes beyond digitization technology to include: integrating database management; using library professionals’ unique research skills; conferencing and publications; and rejuvenating Library 1.0 applications Demonstrates how to effectively present local information to the world

Managing Social Media in Libraries

Author: Troy Swanson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780633777
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Web 2.0 first created a scramble among librarians to participate in Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and other social media applications, and the turn is now towards management and consolidation. Managing Social Media in Libraries explores the developing information environment, the collaboration among library organizations, and the ways social media may convert the loose connections between library staff members. The book takes librarians beyond the mechanics of using social media, and establishes a framework to move library managers and leaders toward making social media effective. Managing Social Media in Libraries is structured around key topics in this area, including: refocusing after the first use of Web 2.0; library organisations as loosely coupled systems; social media within such systems; defining a purpose for the use of social media; connecting messages and tools; and integrating social media into standard websites. Provides practical ways of thinking about social media for library managers and leaders Provides examples of policies, workflows, and uses of social media tools for library managers and leaders Defines organizations as coordinated systems and discusses how social media tools can emphasize the benefits of coordination

Social Media Audits

Author: Urs E Gattiker
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 1780634269
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Social media is quickly becoming important to most businesses, but many managers, professionals, and marketing experts are unsure about the practicalities of social media marketing and how to measure success. Social Media Audits gives people dealing with social business in their working life a guide to social media marketing, measurement, and how to evaluate and improve the use of social media in an organizational context. This book consists of three parts, the first of which introduces the reader to concepts and ideas emerging in social media. The second part considers the need to shift from traditional ‘shout marketing’ to a more conversational, social approach to customers. The third part moves the discussion towards a systematic approach to evaluating social media activities. Offers guidance on the use of social media and measuring the success of social media in a business environment Provides practical information on what social media can do for business and how it can be used Aimed at those who use social media in their workplace