REMINDER: The Individual and Scholarly Networks - a two-part virtual seminar on Building Networks and Evaluating Network Relationships

Halevi, Gali (ELS-NYC) G.Halevi at ELSEVIER.COM
Wed Jan 16 14:40:34 EST 2013

Dear all,

Research Trends<> and the Elsevier Labs<> present "The Individual and Scholarly Networks<>", a two part virtual seminar that will take place next Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 and will be webcast live from New York, Amsterdam and Oxford. The seminar will feature video of the speakers as well as presentations, and interaction will be encouraged via Twitter and webinar comments. We hope that this novel format will maximise engagement and pedagogy. Attendance is free but registration<> is required as space is limited.

Collaborative platforms and social networking websites are becoming popular with scientists and researchers around the world: scholars can connect between institutions, countries and disciplines easily and faster than ever before. "The Individual and Scholarly Networks" will explore two aspects of this phenomenon; firstly, how the connections are forming, and how attitudes may change to adapt to the new environment, and, secondly, how connections can be evaluated, nuanced and measured. The event will be split into these two independent segments:

*         Part 1: Building Networks | 8:00-10:00 EST / 13:00-15:00 GMT
This session will focus 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 | 10:30-12:30 EST / 15:30-17:30 GMT
Altmetrics is one of the most explosive areas of interest in bibliometric analysis and is increasing in importance. This session will explore the related areas of altmetrics, contributorship and the culture of reference.

We have gathered some of the most insightful and engaging thinkers in academia and the scholarly environment, including:

*         Dr William Gunn<>, Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley

*         Professor Jeremy Frey<>, Head of Physical Chemistry, Southampton University

*         Dr Heather Piwowar<>, Postdoc at Duke University, ImpactStory

*         Gregg Gordon<>, President and CEO, Social Science Research Network

*         Dr Gudmundur Thorisson<>, Research Associate, ORCID & University of Iceland

*         Ms Kelli Barr<>, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Study of Interdisciplinarity, University of North Texas

Information and updates about the event can be found at We hope that you will be able to join us, and that you will pass on this information to any colleague who may be interested to attend.

Best Regards,

Mike Taylor and Sarah Huggett

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