URLs of wisdom is a round-up of interesting links about topics at the intersection of people, science and technology. There’s been a big gap since the last one, but the URLs are back!
From social in silico
This week I’ve shared the following new posts:
- Thoughts about the change agent traits of community managers.
- A new skills model which helps to accommodate people in roles of social leadership who don’t have binary skills but rather hold both forms of a skill in tension in a skills web.
- Part one of a series considering the types of communities we find within science – first up, professional associations and “infrastructure” organisations.
- 10 questions to ask before starting a collaborative project.
Community management and collaboration in science
- The Broad institute announced its first cohort of institute scientists – essentially community managers.
- AAAS Community Engagement Fellow, Jen Davison has been sharing her thoughts from the recent Science of Team Science conference – including overcoming barriers to collaboration in higher ed.
Community management and leadership resources
- Organisations supporting communities are spending more on people than platforms for the first time – according to the Community Roundtable’s State of Community Management report.
- Looking for some summer reading? Rachel Happe lists some business and leadership books – all written by women.
Community manager skill sets
- What are the characteristics of “servant leadership“?
Online collaborations tools
- I wrote up some notes about online collaboration tools from a panel that I participated in at the Science of Team Science conference earlier this month. They include 5 functions of online tools – are there any missing?
- CMX recently shared a free-to-download report about online community platforms.
- Facebook recently announced more support for group admins – and some updated tools. Summarised here.
- This is why we quit Slack – when the affordances of online tools get in the way…
- New Springer Nature survey results on how researchers use social media and scholarly collaboration networks – with the original data set on Figshare.
Science communication and open science resources
- Looking for a female open science speaker? There’s a list for that!
- Paige Jarreau shares her top tips for breaking into scicomm.
- Plans are being made to create an Open Science MOOC – see the Twitter account for more details.
- I’ve been enjoying Lightning Notes’ daily blog posts (in a similar vein to Seth Godin’s daily prompts) – this one on spending time as a reflection of your values is my favourite from this week.