Library:Building Your Academic Profile/Content/Blogs

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Blogs

Blogs are a space where academics and scholars engaged in new ideas, begin discussions on research findings, and gain feedback on pre-published materials. Blogging gives academics the opportunity to expand the reach of their scholarship by presenting their work to a larger community. This builds opportunities for collaboration and potentially new publishing outputs. Additionally, blogging of research can provide academics with open discussion about their research, a form of interactive peer review that moves beyond the closed models currently supported in traditional publishing models

UBC offers a weblogging platform run on the open-source software Wordpress. Managed through the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTLT), UBC blogs can be created for courses, portfolios, research and publishing. To learn more about developing your own UBC blog, read the documentation developed by CTLT or attend a workshop.

Additional blogging platforms can be found at Best Blogging Platforms.

Examples of Blogs Used for Subject Engagement
RRR Research Blog @ UBC Biology
Gradhacker
Feministing: The Scholarly Feminist
Examples of Blogs Used for Peer Review
Archaeologist posting draft of dissertation chapter on blog
Giving It Away: Sharing the Future of Scholarly Communication
Learning About Copyright Permissions
SHERPA RoMEO - This site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
For authors' rights and copyright guidance, make an appointment with the UBC Library Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office.