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Digital scholarship and what it means for the modern academic (face-to-face and online event)

Researcher Development, University of Canberra

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (AEST)

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In a world where so many aspects of our lives are becoming increasingly digital, it is not surprising that academia has also been influenced. Digital technologies have had a broad impact across all fields of scholarship and affect the ways we do research, teach, disseminate findings and engage with those outside the academy. The tools available to the digital scholar are many and increasing. This raises numerous questions: What precisely is digital scholarship? Are we becoming digital scholars? What are the key digital tools for academics? What does this mean for the nature of academic labour, and what are the opportunities and costs associated with it? This panel discussion, with Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Professor Lisa Given, and Professor Deborah Lupton, chaired by Roxanne Missingham, will tease out these issues and more, highlighting the role and relevance of digital scholarship in the life of the modern academic.

A light lunch will be served at the event from 12.30pm, livestreaming (details below) will commence at 1pm, and the event will conclude with afternoon tea at 2.30pm.

Our contributors:

Professor Patrick Dunleavy is a Centenary Professor at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, and a Professor of Public Policy at the London School of Economics. His research interests include digital era governance, government productivity, public choice theory and more. Patrick set up LSE blogs which won the 2012 Times Higher Education award for delivering powerful social science. His blog, British Politics and Policy at LSE, is the highest-ranked university blog in the UK and the second-most read economics blog in the country. Find him on Twitter at @PJDunleavy and @Write4Research.

Professor Lisa Given is a the Associate Dean (Research and Development) for the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology. Lisa has held research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and other agencies. She has received numerous research awards and has published widely on topics related to individuals' information behaviours and qualitative inquiry. Find her on Twitter at @lisagiven.

Professor Deborah Lupton is a Centenary Professor at the University of Canberra and is the author of 16 books and over 160 journal articles and book chapters on topics including the social and cultural dimensions of: medicine and public health; risk; the body; parenting cultures; digital sociology; food; obesity politics; and the emotions. She is an advocate of using social media for academic research and engagement, including Twitter (@DALupton) and her blog This Sociological Life. Her co-edited book (with Associate Professor Inger Mewburn and Professor Pat Thomson) The Digital Academic is due out with Routledge later this year.

Our chair:

Roxanne Missingham is the Chief of Scholarly Information Services at the Australian National University Library and a past President of the Australian Library and Information Association. She has had a varied and wide ranging career, that has spanned the industry; working in a number of special libraries including those at the Australian Nature Conservation Agency and CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology, as well as National Library of Australia (NLA) and as Commonwealth Parliamentary Librarian. Find her on Twitter at @rmissingham.

Event hashtag: #DigitalScholar

*LIVESTREAM: If you cannot attend this event in person you can watch via livestream. Go to this page at 1pm on Wednesday 5 April to view it online. No registration is required if you are attending via this mode.*

Have questions about Digital scholarship and what it means for the modern academic (face-to-face and online event)? Contact Researcher Development, University of Canberra

When & Where

11B50 (Room 50, Level B, Building 11)
Kirinari Street
University of Canberra
Bruce, ACT 2617

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (AEST)

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