Friday, March 8, 2013
The Individual and Scholarly Networks was a two-part seminar organized by Research Trends and Elsevier Labs on January 22, 2013. Webcast live from Oxford, Amsterdam and New York, the presentations were recorded and are available here, along with links to slides and additional questions and answers. The seminar was led by Michael Taylor, Research Specialist at Elsevier Labs with additional contributions from Dr Henk Moed and Dr Gali Halevi of Research Trends.
Researchers are increasingly using social network type platforms to form relationships and ad-hoc research reading groups.
Part 1 - Building Networks focused on the ways in which these relationships are formed and maintained, and how they are changing the nature of scholarly relationships.
Part 2 - Evaluating Network Relationships explored the related areas of altmetrics, contributorship and the culture of reference. Altmetrics is one of the most explosive areas of interest in bibliometric analysis and is increasing in importance.