Tag: social media

Calling all academics using social media: the NCCPE needs you!

Are you a member of academic staff enthusiastically engaging with social media to promote your research?  The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement are looking to develop support for academics who want to engage the public using social media and they

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Getting blue tick verified: a librarian’s guide to pleasing the little blue bird

After recently becoming one of the few UK university libraries to obtain Twitter blue tick account verification, I wanted to share our insights and experience with other libraries who may want to pursue verification of their own institutional library accounts.

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Up there in blue and white: @UoPlibrary receives blue tick verification on Twitter

Some of us harbour secret, furtive aspirations to answer more of your questions via Twitter.  We imagine many of you sitting with Twitter on your phone, just waiting to ask us library things, and given how many other businesses engage

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A very brief examination survival guide: a lecturer writes…

For revision Write essay plans Discuss alternative approaches with friends Make sure you know where you are going and where your exams are being held Make time to relax/exercise

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Platforms from which to launch your research career

Did you know that our video library of research methods from Sage, Sage Research Methods, includes videos explaining how to use social media and other online tools to increase the visibility and impact of your research publications? Next time you want to

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Getting you the help and expertise you need

Every year we are told that you find our staff really helpful but we were concerned that not everyone might know what we offer. Alongside pointing out our most choice offerings on our social media channels, we have brought together

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #10 – Videofy.me

Last but not least, Videofy.me allows you to film, edit and blog videos from your smartphone, adding effects currently not currently offered by the live video streams of mainstream social media apps.  Interesting for sketching video projects and if you have a

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #6 – GroupMe

GroupMe picks up where SnapChat leaves off, elegantly fusing the instant messaging and file sharing capability of WhatsApp with the social media connectivity of a closed Facebook group, allowing you to create a private web space and share it just

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Flipboard: turn your (digital) social life into a magazine

Flipboard brings together your news and social media feeds, magazines and blogs to form a personalised gossip magazine(s).  You can even create your own magazines (privately or publicly) and subscribe to others’ public magazines.  You can read, like, retweet, comment and

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There are no foolish questions

“There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.” – Charles Steinmetz. Some people feel self-conscious approaching a desk to ask for guidance because they assume their friends are ‘getting along fine’ on their own.  We

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