Introduction

drimagesWelcome to Goldsmiths Library’s second blog, designed to help researchers make the most of the new technology that is available.

There is an ever increasing amount of digital tools, spaces and media that are available and that can be used to help students, researchers and academics. Understanding and navigating all that is on offer can be a challenge but also a benefit. To help you in your studies and research we will identify, explain and expand upon what you need to know and what you could use in your own study and research. We have loosely categorised these into 4 areas:

  • Referencing
  • Metrics
  • Social Media
  • Collaborative Tools

Within these we intend to cover:

  • Bookmarking
  • Annotating
  • Referencing
  • Research data
  • Open access
  • Blogs
  • Twitter
  • Academic social sites
  • Sharing
  • Data visualisation
  • Organisation
  • Image management
  • File conversion
  • Collaboration
  • Audio and video capture
  • XML
  • Geo mapping

If there are any particular areas that you feel you would like to know about then get in touch