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Dossier: Impact

  • ORCID at Leiden University

    ORCID at Leiden University

    On June 22, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) organised an information session on the Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) and its benefits and uses. This is a summary of the information covered that afternoon.
  • Discover what ORCID can do for you

    Discover what ORCID can do for you

    On Thursday 22 June the Leiden University Libraries (UBL) are organising an informative session on the Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID).
  • YouTube starring You!

    YouTube starring You!

    You've probably watched a YouTube video at some point in your life. In fact, chances are good you've watched a video yesterday. But YouTube is about more than entertainment and cat videos; did you know it can also be used as a science communication tool?
  • PIDapalooza 2016: Persistent Identifiers Party Hard

    PIDapalooza 2016: Persistent Identifiers Party Hard

    Early November 2016, I was privileged to give a presentation about the ORCID implementation at Leiden University at the first ever PIDapalooza Festival, a conference for people interested in persistent identifiers and their use, uses, and future.
  • Altmetrics don’t equal social media

    Altmetrics don’t equal social media

    One huge misconception about altmetrics seems to be that it is solely based on social media metrics. And while they are definitely a large part of what makes up an altmetric score, they are by no means the sole part or perhaps the most versatile.
  • Get Kudos For Your Work

    Get Kudos For Your Work

    We all want recognition for our work. Find out how the Kudos service can help your science communication efforts and get your work seen and discussed by a larger audience.
  • 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication

    101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication

    The 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication research project is collecting data through a survey until February 10 2016. What exactly is this project about and why should you take the time to fill out the survey to help provide data?
  • Altmetrics as a discovery tool

    Altmetrics as a discovery tool

    Last October I attended the 2:AM Altmetrics conference in Amsterdam. It was a fascinating day, where I met a number of interesting people and gained plenty of inspiration. This post is the first of a number that were inspired by it.
  • Social Media for Academics: a WISE presentation

    Social Media for Academics: a WISE presentation

    Last week I gave a presentation for the WISE Network of the University of Technology Eindhoven. The topic was Social Media for Academics and I thought I’d share my presentation and a slightly edited version of what I said.
  • Figshare Figures You Should Share Your Figures

    Figshare Figures You Should Share Your Figures

    Research data is becoming more important and presentations, posters, and videos, for example, are all considered proper research products. But how do you share your non-traditional research output in a way that makes it discoverable and citeable?
  • Plumb your altmetrics data with Plum and PLoS

    Plumb your altmetrics data with Plum and PLoS

    Last week we looked at Impactstory, this week we finish off the overview of the main altmetrics providers on the market with a closer look at Plum Analytics and PLoS Article Level Metrics.
  • Cui Computo? Altmetrics and the companies that score them

    Cui Computo? Altmetrics and the companies that score them

    In the past months, I've focussed on social media and scientific social networks, stressing how being active on there can help gain your work more exposure and increase its impact. But how do you then monitor this impact and what does it mean?
  • Be who you are: the importance of persistent identifiers

    Be who you are: the importance of persistent identifiers

    In today's crowded scholarly publishing scene mix-ups with similarly-named authors, variants or name changes can easily happen. How can persistent identifiers help you claim your identity and distinguish you from others with your name?
  • Best Practices for LinkedIn Academics

    Best Practices for LinkedIn Academics

    Best practices posts for LinkedIn are easily found, because it's such a ubiquitous network for people looking for a job. Yet only a fraction of those focus on what academics should include on their LinkedIn profile.
  • LinkedIn as a Connection to Expertise

    LinkedIn as a Connection to Expertise

    As an academic, why would you want to use LinkedIn? How is it useful to academics as more than just an online resume? LinkedIn can offer greater knowledge networks in the form of connections and groups.
  • Best Practices for Academics on Facebook

    Best Practices for Academics on Facebook

    When you decide to use Facebook as part of your professional, academic life there are some additional best practices to keep in mind in addition to the more generally accepted ones. But what are they?
  • Workshopping (Social) Media

    Workshopping (Social) Media

    Last Friday I attended the pilot of a new workshop presented by Erik Kwakkel and Hermen Visser on traditional and social media and how researchers can use them effectively to communicate their research.
  • Academic Social Media versus LinkedIn

    Academic Social Media versus LinkedIn

    In many ways Academia.edu and ResearchGate also function as a digital CV, listing research experience and different forms of publications. But if that's true, why would an academic bother setting up a LinkedIn profile?
  • Self-archiving alone together?

    Self-archiving alone together?

    Self-archiving is an important part of Green Open Access. But what exactly is self-archiving and how do academic social media, such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu figure into it? Can you freely deposit your research on your profile on these sites?
  • What’s the point of academic social media?

    What’s the point of academic social media?

    August's spotlight will be on academic social media networks and on Academia.edu and ResearchGate specifically. What exactly are academic social media and what is their use to you?
  • Blogging Nuts and Bolts

    Blogging Nuts and Bolts

    There are many resources and tools out there when it comes to blogging. What works best for you is often a case of personal preference. Here is a list of the various resources you might want to consider when building your blog.
  • Five Best Blogging Practices

    Five Best Blogging Practices

    You've decided to blog, but how do you go about it? There is no one true way of blogging, but of course there are best practices. You can find five of the most important ones beyond the cut-off.
  • Let Me Tell You a Story: Academic Storytelling

    Let Me Tell You a Story: Academic Storytelling

    Is academic blogging just a collection of shorter papers or is it truly a different way of writing? Depending on your audience it can be. But acquiring the art of academic storytelling is a worthwhile goal.
  • To Blog or Not to Blog?

    To Blog or Not to Blog?

    July's theme is blogging. What is blogging, why would you blog, and how does it relate to altmetrics? Other posts will feature a look at science-blogging, best practices, tools and platforms, and an interview to finish out the month.
  • Level Up Twitter

    Level Up Twitter

    Now that you're on Twitter and have found your feet, how can you take it to the next level? By using power tools! Use Twitter more efficiently and make it less overwhelming.
  • Twitter and best practices

    Twitter and best practices

    This month's spotlight is on Twitter, one of the main metrics included in altmetrics. But Twitter is more than just a source for altmetrics, it can also be a valuable information source. What are the best practices for Twitter?
  • The Internet is Forever

    The Internet is Forever

    Social media are mass-communication platforms, available to anyone. As such, it's important to think before you post. What are the best practices?