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W6: Social Networking Tools for Chemists

Antony J. Williams, Royal Society of Chemistry US Office
Martin A. Walker, SUNY Potsdam
Robert E. Belford, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The web has revolutionized the manner by which we can represent ourselves online by providing us the ability to expose our data, experiences and skills online via blogs, wikis and other crowdsourcing venues. As a result it is possible to contribute to the community while developing a social profile as a scientist. At present many scientists are still measured by their contributions using the classical method of citation statistics and a number of freely available online tools are now available for scientists to manage their profile. This presentation will provide an overview of tools including Blogs, Wikis, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Google Scholar Citations and Micrsoft Academic Search, and will discuss how these will, in the future, more fully recognize the collective contributions of scientists. This presentation will be delivered by Antony Williams, VP of Strategic Development for the Royal Society of Chemistry, and @ChemConnector in the social network. This workshop is sponsored by the ACS DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education and further information can be obtained at http://www.ccce.divched.org/22ndBCCE-CCCEWorkshops; 3-hour session.

Intended Audience: UG; PC/MAC platforms

$30 fee; limit of 20 participants

Monday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 004 LFS

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