Monday, 9 July 2012
Twitter for academic research
Interested in finding out how to use Twitter for academic research?
Have a look at these great prezis, articles, blog posts and guides by academics and library and information professionals from around the UK, as collated by staff at the Judge Institute Information & Library Services here at the University of Cambridge: http://cjbsinfo.posterous.com/twitter-for-academic-research
In particular there is this great guide produced by the LSE, 'Using Twitter in university
research, teaching and
impact activities': http://www2.lse.ac.uk/government/research/resgroups/LSEPublicPolicy/pdf/Twitter_Guide_Sept_2011.pdf. It's based in the social sciences but the main principles and practices apply to all disciplines.
Another really useful resource is the LSE's list of favourite academic tweeters, compiled following a survey. This is the list of STEM tweeters (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics): https://twitter.com/#!/LSEImpactBlog/stem-academic-tweeters/members
Give tweeting a go! You may think you don't have time for it but there are many handy ways of managing your tweets to save you time, and you may find you tap into a whole new world of information and contacts in your field.