The award-winning Engage: Social Media Michaelmas is back! For the second year running IT Services with the Bodleian Libraries will be offering a full term of social media and digital communications events to explore tools and strategies for building online presence, academic networking, engagement and impact. We kick off the first week with courses on podcasting at Oxford, a special Wikipedia workshop run by Martin Paulter, Bristol University academic and the Jisc Wikipedian in residence, and information on how to get a Facebook page that works for you.
As the 15th October marks Ada Lovelace Day we’ll also be running a Wikipedia editathon in the afternoon to add to and improve the coverage of individuals, events and resources related to women in science.
Throughout term you are invited to attend a series of lunchtime seminars where staff from across the University will share their expertise and experiences in using social media for academic work. Presenters include Prof Dorothy Bishop on Tweeting and Blogging for the reluctant academic, Rob Simpson on Communicating Science and Scott Billings and Rachel Parle on the Natural History Museum’s Digital Dodo. You can also hear about the University social media strategy and how you can integrate social media into your wider communications work. Visiting speakers Dr Simon Tanner, KCL, will tell us about social media for scholarship, knowledge exchange, and community cohesion whilst Euan Adie from altmetrics.com will look at measuring research impact beyond citations.
In addition, we will again be running 23 Things for Research. 23 Things is an online self-directed course that aims to expose you to a range of digital tools that could help you in your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student or in another role. The programme begins on the 7th October. Find out more about 23 Things and discover what will be covered during the 10 weeks of the programme at: http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/23things/schedule.
The programme offers over 40 events in total. Book early to avoid disappointment.