Category Archives: Social media

August ORO downloads – where is Open University research used?

This is the third and final post looking at the top downloads from ORO over the summer months.  Each post has used the lens of download counts to look at a different benefit ORO offers the University – this post … Continue reading

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Social media for scholarly communications and networking

David, Dan and I recently ran a training session on Social media for scholarly communications and networking for first year PhD students. Our aim was to give an introduction to the kinds of social media tools and techniques available, look … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Repository Downloads

The download data of Open Access content in ORO can tell some fascinating stories, the counts from December and January are no exception… it really is amazing what you can discover with a bit of digging! The first one that … Continue reading

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Social Media, Open Access and the Institutional Repository

The impact of engaging with social media in conjunction with Open Access papers in a repository is not new and was perhaps first illustrated by Melissa Terras back in 2012 in her blog post Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth … Continue reading

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Research Data: Working with Social Media

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Is your research based around the measurement of public opinion? Are you interested in changing social attitudes? If you’re thinking of using content from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn as key sources of research data then you … Continue reading

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October top downloads from ORO, referrals and social media

Top 15 Downloads for October are below – some are regulars but some new ones tell a story! During Open Access week I was asked which social media channels drive traffic to ORO the most.  I rather dismissively said that the … Continue reading

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Open Access Week – Academic Social Networking Sites

On Monday Katy Jordan from IET gave a talk on Academic Social Networking Sites (SNS) as part of Open Access Week.  Katy is currently a postgraduate student and her provisional thesis title is Reshaping the Higher Education network? Analysis of … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for August… and the short story of ORO ID 43854

Top downloads from ORO in August are available below. PDF version available here: AugustTop15   One item new to the Top 15 is Removing barriers for citizen participation to urban innovation by Annika Wolf et. al. or ORO ID 43854. This … Continue reading

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