Social Scholar: Museums and social media

In general, Museums have taken to social media with the ultimate goal to engage the public with their objects and collections. The purpose is foot-fall; the more people that walk through the doors of the museum the better. Social media helps to promote the organisation, open up a dialogue and discussion with the public, and… Continue reading Social Scholar: Museums and social media

The ethics of Social Media publishing: a brief introduction for researchers

In December 2013 the Social Scholar looked into issues of ethics in regards to social media publishing. Anne Alexander (Cambridge) explored the dangers of ‘publishing’ online and suggested advice to avoid the potential pitfalls.  This ‘archive’ post summarises what Anne said, and contains the video footage. The video is available from the SAS website, YouTube, and iTunes.   

An Interview with Anne Alexander for the Social Scholar

The next FREE public lunchtime seminar session of the Social Scholar will be taking place in two days’ time (Wednesday 4th December, 1pm-2pm). For full details check out our previous blog post here [link].  In anticipation of what should prove an interesting and innovative discussion we asked this month’s speaker, Anne Alexander if she could… Continue reading An Interview with Anne Alexander for the Social Scholar

Social Scholar Forthcoming Event: The ethics of Social Media publishing: a brief introduction for researchers

The third FREE public lunchtime seminar of The Social Scholar will be held in room 246 of Senate House (University of London) at 1pm next Wednesday (4 December).  The seminar is open to all.  Here’s a brief run down of what you can expect.   Follow us on Twitter @SASNews using hashtag #socialscholar The ethics of Social… Continue reading Social Scholar Forthcoming Event: The ethics of Social Media publishing: a brief introduction for researchers

The Social Scholar Archive: The Twitter feed from “The Anti-Social Scholar (and how not to become one)”

The Social Scholar is a free public lunchtime seminar series run by the School of Advanced Study.  Each seminar takes one aspect of social media or focuses on a specific social media tool or platform.  This is the first of a series of posts archiving online what happens at each event.  All materials related to… Continue reading The Social Scholar Archive: The Twitter feed from “The Anti-Social Scholar (and how not to become one)”