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Tell Your Story: Find and Distinguish your Online Scholarly Presence is a Course

Tell Your Story: Find and Distinguish your Online Scholarly Presence

Ended Apr 3, 2019
2.0 credits

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Torgersen 1100 or Zoom
Zoom information: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/518664547
Instructors: Ginny Pannabecker & Rachel Miles - University Libraries

Are you lost in the world of researcher profiles and the age of social media? Are you uncertain about the accuracy of your authored publications and citation counts on Google Scholar and other platforms? Are you curious about the various conversations and engagement circulating around your research? In this session, you will be introduced to essential researcher profiles, such as ORCID iD, that are crucial to ensuring you get all the credit you deserve for all your scholarly works. You will dive into researcher profiles and other useful scholarly tools to learn how to improve your scholarly presence and boost the impact of your work. This interactive session will also cover a suite of research impact metrics, such as citation-based metrics and altmetrics, and how to accurately and properly track and assess your impact and engagement in academic and public spheres. Live demos and how-to guides will be provided during and after the session.

Participants will be able to:
(1) Identify different types of researcher profiles
(2) Emphasize the significance of certain researcher profiles, such as ORCID iDs
(3) Setup and maintain their ORCID iDs
(4) Link their ORCID iDs to their Google Scholar Profiles
(5) Define altmetrics
(6) Login with their account to Altmetric Explorer
(7) Add the Altmetric Bookmarklet to their browser and use it for research outputs with DOIs
(8) Accurately track their citations, h-index, altmetrics, and usage statistics of their research outputs (9) Interpret the meaning and context behind different research impact metrics

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