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Preface and how-to guide

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 1 This document is published using an extension for WordPress, called CommentPress, which allows electronic documents (such as this one) to be annotated by using WordPress’s inbuilt commenting system. CommentPress moves the comments from their traditional place at the bottom of each page, and gives them context by linking the directly to the relevant part of the body text. Each paragraph in the document can be commented upon independently from all the other paragraphs. There are some brief guidelines below, but if you would like further information about how to use and access the features of CommentPress then please visit this page How to read a CommentPress Document.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 A PDF version of Communities of Impact is available, this was necessary for University archival purposes. It is accurate as of 27th April 2013, but does not contain any of the annotations.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 On the right-hand side of the page you can see tabs for Contents, Comments, and Activity. The contents tab will give you hyperlinks to each page in the whole document, organised into sections and pages. The comments tab shows all annotations/comments on any given page, clicking on a comment will take you to the relevant part of the text. Similarly if you click on the speech bubble to the right of any block (or unit) of text, you will be taken to the relevant place to make or read a comment. The activity tab shows comments/annotations throughout the whole document (as opposed to just on the current page). To read the document page-by-page then (starting with this page) use the Next Page arrow (near the top of the page) to progress through the document.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This document is my (Joseph Lindley) submission for the Special Topics module of the HighWire MRes programme. According to the special topics module handbook, this document needs to be:

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 1 A research ‘position’ paper which defines and details the student’s chosen area of study (ca. 4000 words excluding references). The research paper should span at least two disciplines both in terms of the content and the literature considered. The research paper should conclude with identified research question(s).

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 4 Special topics is supposed to be the HighWire equivalent of Google’s 20% time. As such my area of concern for this module began very openly with: practices around citation in scholarly literature, issues to do with open/closed access to journals, and describing documents semantically via linked data. Over the lifespan of the module (January to April 2013) my interests have converged on specific areas, and then diverged again. This paper is the culmination of the four months of study. Additionally there is a series of reflective pieces on my blog.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Since January I’ve also written some other pieces on related topics: Impact Metrics: Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and a practice research proposal (written as if it were submitted to an EPSRC open funding call) Expressing Research Output Through Linked Data.

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Source: http://communitiesofimpact.joesart.org/