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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.

 

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.

Twitter for Researchers workshop

Monday 23 July, 10:00 – 12:00, South Kensington, SALC7

Twitter is a microblogging service that asks you to tell the world what you are doing in 140 characters or less, and can be used to build up a network of like-minded people. By selecting other Twitter users to follow, you can build up contacts across a wide range of interests. Many in the academic and research communities use Twitter for professional communication of their research, pointing followers to notable items such as papers, articles, news stories, and blog posts, as well as links to other resources, photos and other media.

This session, run by Martin Eve (University of Sussex), is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic staff and postgraduate taught course students who have had little or no experience of using Twitter.

Martin Eve is an associate lecturer and tutor at the University of Sussex, specialising in the novels of Thomas Pynchon. He is also a certified computer programmer (MCP) and writes for the Guardian Higher Education Network.

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