The scholarly information life cycle has traditionally focused on the published article or book as the key output of the process but with the growth of social media and networked technologies the cycle has expanded the reach of a scholar's ideas in new and interactive ways. This guide focuses on skills and tools for engaging in the "new" scholarly communication environment.
Before jumping into the academic social network environment, you need to ask yourself the following questions. These questions will help guide you in making choices about how you engage and with what tools.
There are additional guides that will help you in your profile development and publication process, explore following guides or attend a workshop.