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Pros and cons of Google Scholar

As we ponder the ethics of Google’s tax minimisation tactics, it’s worth reflecting on how dependent the academic community has become on Google Scholar, now a major gateway through which to access academic publications. “Pros and cons” can stand for pro–ducers and con–sumers (as well as “for and against”). After all, academic researchers are in the … Continue reading

The online scholar: A guide for PhD students

Scholars use the Internet to develop ideas, build contacts and networks, and promote their work and their publications. They also use online professional and social media. Digital scholars have an online presence to which they can refer potential publishers, and they exploit the Internet to investigate funding opportunities and publishing outlets, including journals, conferences, and … Continue reading

The Internet as research tool

Good research draws on evidence — at the very least a body of literature that supports the answer to a research question. Can you draw on the Internet for evidence? As well as a body of literature most researchers would admit as evidence the results of experiments, observations, surveys, interviews, and questionnaires. In architecture, the arts and some other fields (engineering, … Continue reading

Developing a publication strategy in the Internet Age

[This is work in progress]  What are my objectives? I probably want to complete a PhD within a reasonable time frame get financial support during my study maximise career opportunities after the PhD be part of a network of scholars and/or industry contacts exert influence in my chosen sphere leverage peer reviewed publications make a … Continue reading

Mastering the universe

The Guardian newspaper recently ran a cover story on GCHQ’s top-secret project Mastering the Internet. According to a helpful summary from wired.co.uk, it seems that the UK and US intelligence services have invoked a legal workaround that avoids domestic restrictions on intelligence gathering. The NSA in the USA can check up on UK citizens and GCHQ … Continue reading

How the Internet kills curiosity

NASA successfully landed its latest robotic vehicle on Mars 6 August, 2012, which is also the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. I found that fact while browsing the Internet on the theme of curiosity. The coincidence works best if you go with Greenwich Mean Time rather than Pacific Daylight Time … another Internet-discovered factlet. … Continue reading

Blog archive (and About)

What this blog site is about I draw on philosophy and cultural theory to help understand current affairs, architecture and developments in digital technology. These are not opinion pages, though my strongly held view that academic reflection really matters as we try to understand contemporary living may seep through. These posts are scheduled to appear … Continue reading

Profile yourself (Narcissus on line)

Concern in the press about cyberbullying, identity theft, and other online risks have all but eclipsed the interesting influences the Internet has on professional life. Social media are turning professionals into celebrity wannabes.

Written any good books lately?

Comment about the lament of sustained reading practices. These need to be seen in the context of a growth in online writing and publishing. Continue reading

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Richard Coyne BArch MLArch PhD RIBA RIAS FRSA Professor of Architectural Computing Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture: Edinburgh College of Art The University of Edinburgh 20 Chambers Street EH1 1JZ Scotland United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 2332 Fax: +44 (0) 131 650 8019 Richard.Coyne@ed.ac.uk University personal page: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/architecture-landscape-architecture/richard-coyne University research page or search … Continue reading

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