23 Research Things@Melbourne: That’s a Wrap!
Doesn’t time just fly when you’re having fun? We’ve already come to the end of the 2017 edition of our 23 Research Things@Melbourne – time for a short recap, and an update on a couple of the tools.
It’s been a whirlwind of activity for the 23 Research Things@Melbourne editorial team; we hope you’ve enjoyed the 23 Things as much as we have. The “Things” wouldn’t have happened without our contributors: a big thank you for sharing your expertise!
Those who followed along with all the Things may have noticed that we loosely grouped the posts into themes:
- Research Management introduced Office 365, Survey Tools, Web Conferencing, and Reference Management (Things 1-4).
- Searching brought together tips on using Databases, and tools to help with Systematic Reviews (Things 5 and 6).
- Things 7-10 offered suggestions on Doing Stuff with Data, with posts on Data Management, Text Mining, Statistical Analysis Software and tools to Visualise your Data.
- Things 11-13 – Omeka, Open Access Images, and Manipulating Images – made up our thematic cluster Images.
- Communication and Engagement (Things 14-e16) introduced ways of disseminating research through Posters and Infographics, Social Media, and other alternative ways of Communicating your Research.
- Our Open Access/ Sharing your Work theme demystified Open Access – Gold, Green and Black (Thing 17), discussed Sharing Your Work (Without Breaking the Law) (Thing 18) and – of particular interest to RHD students and supervisors – gave advice on Open Access and Your Thesis (Thing 19). We also learned about Avoiding Deceptive, Unethical, Predatory and Vanity Publishing (Thing 20).
- To finish, Things 21-23 were under the umbrella of Impact, introducing Researcher IDs, Research Impact, and Altmetrics.
As with all digital tools things move fast, of course, so we invite you to let us know of any changes or new tools you come across by commenting on this post, or on the appropriate “Thing”. On that note we actually already have some updates to share:
- Cabell’s Blacklist
Are you thinking about publishing but are worried after reading Thing 20 on predatory publishers? “Cabell’s Blacklist” is now available via Cabell’s Scholarly Analytics, offering a searchable database of journals that have been flagged as possibly exhibiting fraudulent or misleading behaviours. Journal titles are evaluated according to criteria listed on the Cabells’ website while journals summaries provide the basic information necessary to identify a blacklisted journal, including the specific predatory behaviours that the evaluation revealed.
- Qualtrics site licence
Thanks for supporting the 23 Research Things@Melbourne – until we meet again for the next iteration!
This post was written by Julia Kuehns (Liaison Librarian (Research), Arts) and Jennifer Warburton (Manager, Research Publications and Programs). Also part of the 23RT@M editorial team were Natasha Story (Liaison Librarian (Teaching & Learning), Arts) and Kim Gordon (Research Consultant, Library Programs), with support from Phuong Nguyen (Researcher@Library Program Officer).