October 9, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Huron Room
This session will address the impact of digitization on research, writing, publication, and acad emic career development across the disciplines. It is designed to provide up-to-date information and resources showing how academic work is changing in accord with the digital transformation of communications in all fields , and how we can respond to new opportunities critically and selectively.
Participants will learn what the digital transformation can mean for academic work and careers, including:
What we are learning about to day’s “information behavior” among scholars and scientists, from new habi ts of reading to managing information overload;
Ways to capitalize o n new “open access” publishing formats; and
How to prepare for new r outines of academic evaluation in hiring, promotion, and tenure incorpor ating emerging measures (or “altmetrics”) for the impact of academic inqui ry.
We will explore work on information science, scholarly publishin g, higher education and disciplinary history, Internet and new media stu dies, and more. Websites featuring resources on research and writing prac tices, and recent publishing experiments will complement the presentation .
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