Christmas Lecture at ICMAB: "Science Dissemination 2.0: Social Media for Researchers" by Xavier Lasauca (Wed, 19 Dec 2018)
This year, to celebrate Christmas, on Wednesday, December 19 2018 at 12 pm, we will have with us Xavier Lasauca, R+D Knowledge and Information Systems Manager at the DGR (Secretary of Universities and Research, Department of Business and Knowledge of the Catalan Government). Xavier will give a Christmas Lecture entitled "Science Dissemination 2.0: Social Media for Researchers", in which he will summarise the benefits which can be gained from the use of social media to support research activities.
After the seminar, there will be the traditional Christmas Concert by the ICMAB choir and the Christmas Buffet for all our staff.
Science Dissemination 2.0: Social Media for Researchers
by Xavier Lasauca, R+D Knowledge and Information Systems Manager at the DGR (Generalitat de Catalunya)
In this seminar, Xavier Lasauca will summarise the benefits which can be gained from use of social media (specially blogs, Twitter and other social networks and repositories) to support research activities, and he will provide examples of these innovative emerging resources as tools for scientific communication as well as discusse their implications for digital scholarship.
Bio Xavier Lasauca
Theoretical physicist (UAB, 1988), currently works as Knowledge and Information Systems in R+D Manager in the Direcció General de Recerca (Secretary of Universities and Research, Department of Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia). He coordinates and integrates information systems, indicators and statistical data on R&D, coordinates RECERCAT, the electronic research bulletin, and co-administers the profiles of DG Research in social networks (Twitter, Facebook).
Since 2014, he gives lectures on the usefulness of social networks for, on the one hand, communicating research and socializing knowledge and, on the other, improving the digital reputation of researchers and increasing the dissemination, visibility and the impact of their research.His blog "The quantum donkey" was the winner of the Blogs Catalunya 2011 Prize in the category of personal blogs of Universities, research and science (Premi Universitat de Girona).
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