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Category: How-To

  • Social Media Strategies for Academics

    Social Media Strategies for Academics

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    Join me and Professor Erik Kwakkel to learn how to create a succesful strategy for your social media activities in our Social Media for Academics workshop this November.
  • BrowZine: Summer Reading Made Easy

    BrowZine: Summer Reading Made Easy

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    Summer time, when all the students are away and classes are out, is a great time to catch up on literature you may have missed in the past teaching period. Discover how BrowZine can make it easy to browse through e-journals.
  • Finding Access

    Finding Access

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    It's frustrating when you run into (pay) walls when looking for journal articles and time consuming to track down access. These tools can help you do just that from right within your browser.
  • Gerard van Westen on Impactstory

    Gerard van Westen on Impactstory

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    Impactstory is the altmetrics provider most focused on researchers. Gerard van Westen agreed to share his thoughts and experiences with the service.
  • Best Practices for LinkedIn Academics

    Best Practices for LinkedIn Academics

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    Best practices posts for LinkedIn are easily found, because it's such a ubiquitous network for people looking for a job. Yet only a fraction of those focus on what academics should include on their LinkedIn profile.
  • Tips and Tricks with Coen van Hasselt

    Tips and Tricks with Coen van Hasselt

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    Coen van Hasselt is a pharmacology researcher at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research. We previously interviewed Coen as part of a survey on reference manager use last year, so he seemed like a logical choice for this month's interview.
  • (Reference) Managing on the Move

    (Reference) Managing on the Move

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    In today's world of tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices a lot of reading and annotating happens away from a computer or laptop. Here is an overview of apps that accommodate Mendeley and Zotero use on mobile devices.
  • Workshopping (Social) Media

    Workshopping (Social) Media

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    Last Friday I attended the pilot of a new workshop presented by Erik Kwakkel and Hermen Visser on traditional and social media and how researchers can use them effectively to communicate their research.
  • How to tumble Tumblr

    How to tumble Tumblr

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    How do you start a Tumblr, beyond signing up for an account? What are the best practices? As with any social network, Tumblr has its own set of rules and customs. Here are seven things to keep in mind when Tumbling.
  • Tips and Tricks with Barbara Braams

    Tips and Tricks with Barbara Braams

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    Barbara Braams is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. She is also part of the editorial team for the Leiden Psychology Blog, as such I thought she'd be well-placed to talk about blogging about your research.
  • Blogging Nuts and Bolts

    Blogging Nuts and Bolts

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    There are many resources and tools out there when it comes to blogging. What works best for you is often a case of personal preference. Here is a list of the various resources you might want to consider when building your blog.
  • Five Best Blogging Practices

    Five Best Blogging Practices

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    You've decided to blog, but how do you go about it? There is no one true way of blogging, but of course there are best practices. You can find five of the most important ones beyond the cut-off.
  • Let Me Tell You a Story: Academic Storytelling

    Let Me Tell You a Story: Academic Storytelling

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    Is academic blogging just a collection of shorter papers or is it truly a different way of writing? Depending on your audience it can be. But acquiring the art of academic storytelling is a worthwhile goal.
  • Let Me Translate That For You!

    Let Me Translate That For You!

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    Due to the 140 character limitation users have adopted a lot of acronyms to convey meaning without wasting character real estate. But they also make reading tweets seem like decoding a cypher if you aren't familiar with them. Here's a translation guide!
  • Twitter and best practices

    Twitter and best practices

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    This month's spotlight is on Twitter, one of the main metrics included in altmetrics. But Twitter is more than just a source for altmetrics, it can also be a valuable information source. What are the best practices for Twitter?
  • Tips and Tricks with Paula Orme

    Tips and Tricks with Paula Orme

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    Each month I pose a set of questions to someone from the Leiden University academic community who uses social media in their professional life. This month we start the series off with the UBL Communications Advisor Paula Orme.
  • The Internet is Forever

    The Internet is Forever

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    Social media are mass-communication platforms, available to anyone. As such, it's important to think before you post. What are the best practices?