The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Research Communicators [for your comments]

anup kumar das anupdas2072 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 18 01:54:55 EDT 2014

*The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Research Communicators *

1. Create your unique author ID, an identifier for global researchers
engaged in academic research.

2. Create your own researcher profile in a dedicated website or
personalized webpage and provide up-to-date information about your
scholarly research works.

3. Create a researcher profile in academic social networks.

4. Share your published works in OA repositories, and also in academic
social networks.

5. Create your profile in Google Scholar Citations and regularly track
citations of your published papers.

6. Participate in email-based discussion forums in your specialized area
and discuss your research ideas or works in progress.

7. Make use of free online citation and reference managers.

*Excerpted from: *

Das, Anup Kumar (2014). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Research
Communicators. In G. Maity et. al. (Eds.), *Charaibeti: Golden Jubilee
Commemorative Volume* (pp. 356-365). Kolkata: Department of Library &
Information Science, Jadavpur University. ISBN: 9788192988603. Download
Full-text PDF:

*Abstract*: The emergence of Web 2.0 and simultaneously Library 2.0
platforms has helped the library and information professionals to outreach
to new audiences beyond their physical boundaries. In a globalized society,
information becomes very useful resource for socio-economic empowerment of
marginalized communities, economic prosperity of common citizens, and
knowledge enrichment of liberated minds. Scholarly information becomes both
developmental and functional for researchers working towards advancement of
knowledge. We must recognize a relay of information flow and information
ecology while pursuing scholarly research. Published scholarly literatures
we consult that help us in creation of new knowledge. Similarly, our
published scholarly works should be outreached to future researchers for
regeneration of next dimension of knowledge. Fortunately, present day
research communicators have many freely available personalized digital
tools to outreach to globalized research audiences having similar research
interests. These tools and techniques, already adopted by many researchers
in different subject areas across the world, should be enthusiastically
utilized by LIS researchers in South Asia for global dissemination of their
scholarly research works. This newly found enthusiasm will soon become
integral part of the positive habits and cultural practices of research
communicators in LIS domain.

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