Category Archives: Social bookmarking and citation and reference management

To pin or not to pin

Over the last few years, advances in internet browser technology have allowed the development of ‘social bookmarking’.

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A reminder to get blogging!

Hi all,

We hope you are managing to find some time to work through two of the optional content modules, as a reminder they are:

Do remember that to complete the programme you need to add three posts to the 2012 participants blog by the end of July. If you are having any problems at all doing this, please do get in touch!


Mendeley workshop

We had a good turnout at the Mendeley workshop earlier this afternoon – if you came along, please let us know what you think about Mendeley, and whether you’re going to use it.And if you want to know more about how people at Imperial are using Imperial, again let us know, we can put you in touch with Mendeley Advisors here at the College.

And a reminder, Twitter for Researchers is running next Monday (23rd) and you can sign up for that at the Library website.


Presentations from Monday’s workshop

We hope you enjoyed Monday’s workshop, here are the Prezis that Ruth, Mark and myself presented.

Blogs, Twitter, wikis and other web-based tools and technologies: opening workshop, 2 July 2012 (Ruth Harrison, Team Leader: Education and Research Support)

Giving yourself an online presence. What’s in it for me? (A case study) (Dr Mark Hahnel, Digital Science)

Blogs, Twitter, wikis and other web-based tools: Optional modules (Jenny Evans, Maths and Physics Librarian)

Mendeley for Researchers

Monday 16 July 2012, 14:30 – 16:30, South Kensington, SALC7

Mendeley’s (free, paid for premium account available: web and offline access) objective is to give researchers access to a vast library of bibliographic references and information through the sharing of individuals’ personal libraries. Through tags and other metadata you can search through all of the information uploaded by other researchers to Mendeley’s online database. Collaborative features, including groups, and social networking features make it a significantly useful tool beyond bibliographic management.

The workshop, run by a member of the Mendeley London team, will also include Imperial researchers talking about how they use Mendeley.

This session is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic staff and postgraduate taught course students who have had little or no experience of using Mendeley.

Sign up for these sessions via the Book a Workshop link on the Library home page.

Welcome to our July 2012 programme

Our workshop runs today from 14:00 – 16:00 in SALC6, South Kensington campus. Today’s workshop will cover:

Programme blog

Compulsory content

  • Online identity
  • Legal and ethical issues

Presentation by Dr Mark Hahnel, Digital Science and Founder of Figshare

Overview of optional modules

  • Blogs
  • Multimedia
  • Networks and networking
  • Online collaborative tools
  • RSS
  • Social bookmarking, citation and reference management
  • Wikis

WordPress Participants blog

We encourage you to monitor this blog, either by setting up an RSS feed or an email alert, so that you can see how other participants are faring with the programme and interact with them.