The ACS Fall meeting in Indianapolis is just around the corner really….and it is going to be a busy week for many of us. The RSC eScience team will be there in force and we have a LOT of presentations that we are involved with. One of the sessions that I am co-chairing (with Jennifer Maclachlan) will be on the “Role and Value of Social Networking in Advancing the Chemical Sciences“. There are going to be some great presentations so we hope to see you. Carmen Drahl will also be hosting a panel discussion at the end of the afternoon session.
After the workshop we will be hosting more of a hands on workshop for an hour and a half to discuss “Live Social Networking for the Chemical Sciences.” After a short introduction we will hold short discussions about each of the following topics:
Public Profile tools (sites/platforms where you can expose your work/activities/your profile/CV)
AltMetrics (How to feed them with data, use them, abuse them)
Reference Managers (Managing your references, citations, collaborative sharing)
Collaborative Platforms (Working together on data, projects, publications, presentations)
Online forums (Where do you go for advice, Collective wisdom, Online discussion groups)
While we could lead a discussion about each of these topics we wish to engage alternative discussion leaders to lead a conversation with the attendees and discuss the perks/benefits, dos-and-don’ts, war stories in each of these areas. So that we can know we have coverage can you please contact me directly if you are willing to lead a discussion for one of the topics. I am at TONY27587_AT_GMAIL_DOT_COM. While you may choose to represent your own profile our request is that you are neutral and lead a general discussion about what’s available. Looking forward to your participation!