Abstract. Creating and maintaining an online profile is integral to a successful research career. However, choosing the online tools that are right for you is often a confusing and intimidating process. In this seminar and panel discussion, we provide information on the range of online tools available to researchers, including bibliographic databases and identifiers (e.g. Google Scholar, ORCID), collaborative project spaces, blogs and microblogs (e.g. Twitter), and professional networking sites (e.g. ResearchGate). We will also provide advice on choosing the right tools to help you build an online profile and understand altmetrics scores that meet your professional goals.
Biography. Alana Grech joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies as Assistant Director in late 2016. Prior to her current position, she worked as a senior lecturer in spatial information science at Macquarie University and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the ARC Centre. She has hosted multiple workshops on building the capacity of students, academics and researchers in social media. Twitter: @AlanaMGrech
Jodie Rummer is an Associate Professor at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. After a post-doctoral fellowship in Hong Kong, Jodie joined the ARC Centre to apply her broad research interests in conservation physiology to coral reefs. She is also the author of several publications on communication, networking and the strategic use of social media in STEM. Twitter: @physiologyfish
Jackie Wolstenholme is the Research Liaison Librarian at James Cook University. She developed skills in classification, organisation and management of information during her PhD in Marine Biology at JCU. In collaboration with the JCU Liaison Librarians, Jackie supports researchers in the creation, maintenance and promotion of their research profile. Her current research interests include bibliometric analysis of research publications and the development of instructional strategies and resources for providing library support for researchers. Twitter @ajacquelineae