PhD by Publication

Jenny Connected

I have a lot to reflect on and say about this PhD, principally because it was a PhD by publication – a bit of a different animal.

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PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

Despite this, it wasn’t immediately apparent to me which papers I should select for this PhD by Publication or what the focus of my supporting statement should be. Perhaps not surprisingly, in order to select papers, I first had to refresh my memory about these publications.

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Trending Sources

Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

Although I knew that it was possible to do a PhD by publication, I thought I probably wasn’t eligible. Many Universities will only take members of staff to do a PhD by Publication. My PhD by Publication was different. Why do a PhD at all?

2017 89

PhD by Publication and Collaboration

Jenny Connected

My own PhD (by publication) required the submission of a selection of published papers together with a supporting statement which expounded the overall contribution to knowledge in my field. Some PhDs by Publication do this, but I strongly resisted it.

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PhD by Publication – Making a Contribution

Jenny Connected

Earlier this year I was awarded a PhD by Publication from the University of Lancaster , UK. Of course, I know of the criticisms of a PhD by Publication and I suspect that several of my colleagues and friends wonder about whether this is a ‘proper’ PhD.

2017 33

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

Innovation communities (which are not limited to business interests but also include public and civic organizations and communities) therefore need to continuously make sense of the conversation context of the tools they use.

2013 62

New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. Public libraries urgently need to reinvent their role in society. We investigate how to design such inter-sectoral public library innovations that are embedded in existing organizational practice and are both sustainable and scalable. We show how we did an initial validation of the method using the results of two exploratory workshops with professionals in the Dutch public library world.

New publication: Creativity Meets Rationale – Collaboration Patterns for Social Innovation

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: collaboration patterns , publications , social innovation. collaboration patterns publications social innovationMy book chapter “ Creativity Meets Rationale – Collaboration Patterns for Social Innovation ” was recently published in J. Carroll (ed.),

Prime Minister declares war on public sector procurement

The Bumble Bee

The Guardian reports David Cameron as declaring war on "The public sector procurement managers who think that the answer to everything is a big contract with a big business and who shut out millions of Britain's small- and medium-sized companies from a massive potential market.".

New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

Just published: A. de Moor (2014), Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet. In T. Denison, M. Sarrica, and L. Stillman (eds.), Theories, Practices, and Examples for Community and Social Informatics , Monash University Publishing, Melbourne. ISBN 978-1-921867-62-0. Abstract. Academic research is under threat from issues like lack of resources, fraud, and societal isolation.

2014 36

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A Public Relations or Marketing consultant looking to offer more social media services to clients, helping them get their content, promotions and press releases into traditional and social media.

2015 154

6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

social media comms Facebook public relationsThe Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. and trust me I’ve heard them all – are: We know our customers, we don’t need to listen to them online. I prefer to talk to my customers face to face.

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New publication: The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society

Making CommunitySense

Just published: A. de Moor (2014), The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society. In Proc. of Chi Sparks 2014, The Hague, the Netherlands. The Hague University of Applied Sciences , pp.108-111. Abstract. Universities try to reinforce their connections with society in many different ways. Introducing children to science at an early age is an important part of this mission.

2014 33

SXSW Notes: Design for Social Innovation and Public Good

Portals and KM

This is the session on Design for Social Innovation and Public Good led by Barbara Brown Wilson Dir UT Austin Center for Sustainable Development, Jess Zimbabwe Exec Dir ULI Daniel Rose Center For Public Leadership in Land Use, John Peterson Founder & Pres, Public Architecture, John Bielenberg Dir Project M, and Suzi Sosa Exec Dir Dell Challenge. These people are good at determining public perception that can be useful. Here is another in my series on SXSW event s.

New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

Just published: A. de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. In Adjunct Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies Conference (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 (to appear in International Reports on Socio-Informatics ). Abstract. Urban farming communities often consist of many disjoint initiatives, while having a strong need to overcome their fragmentation.

2015 26

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

online course with a Theory section, Practical/Case Studies section and Homework (around the Client Brief) section, please click 9 Step Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Public Relations for a website discount. Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations.

2015 151

Will public shaming on the Internet make leaders behave better?

Leading Virtually

The other side believed that inappropriate behavior of the kind that Donald Sterling had engaged in is largely wired into people and public shaming on the Internet won’t make much of a difference. It is not uncommon for judges to punish misdemeanors or crimes by ordering public shaming.

2014 10

Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply

Net-Map Toolbox

A Net-Map study on formal and informal water governance in Vietnam , by Nadine Reis and Peter P.

2015 29

Public Engagement - Public Empowerment by Stephen Collins


to the recent presentation he did at the GOVIS 2009 User Centred Government conference under the title Public Engagement - Public Empowerment. Public engagement. Public empowerment.

Public Shared Services Design: the service cost and quality balancing act

The Bumble Bee

Public Shared Services Design Method. Here is a brief summary of the 5 key steps in the Public Shared Services Design Method. I recently worked with colleagues to identify savings through collaboration between different local councils.

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The World’s Most Influential Publications

Portals and KM

R oss Dawson recently posted an very useful list of the List of the 242 most influential publications in the world. He notes that Nate Silver , the political statistician extraordinaire, has done an analysis of the most influential publications , “consisting of a simple review of how frequently publications’ names appear in Google News and Google Blogs followed by the word “reported”, to give a representative sample of how often publications are quoted by others.”.

Twitter Thanks and Social Media and Public Health

Nancy White

Social Media and Public Health. Social Media and Public Health. Months ago I got an email from Trish at PKids , an organization devoted to childhood immunization and disease prevention, asking if I’d do a webinar in the way off future of February. Well, today was the day.

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Public Relations becomes Community Relations – Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’ve been working with a PR agency for a while (best part of a year) and one key concept is that Public Relations is about managing multiple Publics. Build and manage the community and you automatically take on a “public relations manager&# role. But tomorrow, the company that manages say, the largest community of women in the right demographic online, becomes a public relations company. As a community manager you ARE the public relations manager.

CEOs Don’t Understand Social Media The Australian

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The backlash on Myer’s Facebook Page, the tweets from the public and celebrities alike on Twitter, and other social media sites was staggering.

2013 133

Conference: Public Sector Web 3.0 and Future of Social Media Government

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Public Sector web 3.0 Conference: Public Sector Web 3.0 Government 2.0 is such a hot topic. I’m speaking in Canberra next week - a workshop on social media and government one day and presentation on online communities and voters/constituents the next. Come along if you are interested – I think you can book from and Future of Social Media eGov.

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New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: publications , Uncategorized Tagged: community informatics , community mapping , participation , sensemaking. publications Uncategorized community informatics community mapping participation sensemakingde Moor (2017).

New publication: Towards Sheltered Communication Systems Design – A Socio-Technical Perspective

Making CommunitySense

The proceedings were just published containing my paper: A. de Moor (2012). Towards Sheltered Communication Systems Design: A Socio-Technical Perspective. In Proc. of the 9th Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Prato, Italy, November 7-9, 2012. Abstract.

2012 21

Public Sector Collaboration with Knowledge Hub

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new platform replaces a smattering of non-integrated tools: Knowledge Hub, the UK’s largest platform for public service collaboration, today announced that it is partnering with Socitm, the society for IT/digital leaders and professionals working in local public services, to enable Socitm members to collaborate online. At the same time, Socitm will retain the ability to engage with the wider community providing services to the public across Knowledge Hub.

Apologies and #Socialmedia in Crisis Comms PR

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

…because God forbid that someone actually impacted by a law should be allowed to discuss that law publicly. public relations Shitstorm social media Social Media Australia criticism Facebook howto negative reviews strategy trolls Twitter

2015 77

Talk to the Emir to save new-born chilrden

Net-Map Toolbox

case studies International development Political Networks Public Health publications Social Networks Uncategorized advocacy case study funding informal influence newborn survival Nigeria Save the Children

2013 46

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Kinda cool that companies are now posting internal policies publicly. Sun Guidelines on Public Discourse [link] (original from 2005 elsewhere) Also [link] . Media companies: For Journalists entering into public debate [link]. Managing staff who participate in social networks.

Informal networks save public money


The Neighbourhood Network schemes in Leeds have an enviable reputation. The first was established in 1985 and it’s clear the city is getting a return for its foresight and investment over the years.

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: case studies , publications Tagged: communities , digital storytelling , social innovation , storytelling , Tilburg , trust. case studies publications communities digital storytelling social innovation storytelling Tilburg trustCopeland and A. de Moor (2017).

When Members Mislead the Public About the Management of Your Community

Managing Communities

For example, a member of one of my communities recently posted in public, on a thread within our community, suggesting that a member of staff had told them a post they made earlier in the [.]. photo credit: mikecogh Have you ever had a member who says that you did something that you actually didn’t do?

Citizen science and public engagement perspectives

Taming the spaces

I attended in Oslo Science Park the seminar on citizen participation, expertise, and knowledge sharing in cultural heritage archives and natural history institutions. The seminar dealt with different aspects, which i found interesting to keep a record about. Bernard Schiele from University of Quebec emphasised the need to overcome the Deficit model in explaining the […]. museum research

Work Stream #3 – Public Speaking and the Exposure Economy


Of course, I’m talking about public speaking , and inherently, about the exposure economy. Public speaking is broken.

Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Event public relations social media Social Media Business Course Facebook online community presentation Singapore social network workshopOn 13th of September, 2011 I am teaching a social media workshop in Singapore, AND presenting at a conference. If you want to know how to put out a social media press release, how to set up an online community monitoring station and how to measure social media, this workshop is for you!

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David Goodman on food, water, energy, health & wellness, governance & public policy

Endless Knots

This year's letter, posted with David's permission, is particularly cogent and forward thinking with a lot of downright useful information (be sure to read down to Governance and Public Policy). Governance and Public Policy mixed with public anger often results in a volatile and unpredictable outcome. If each of us is not paying attention to public policy, someone else will make it for us (most likely the business community). Governance and Public Policy: 15.

Public Health Knowledge Management – One size does not fit all (paper by Sarah Harlan et al.)

Net-Map Toolbox

Uncategorized Centralized Networks Ethiopia Knowledge Management Public Health Publication Reproductive Health What is the best network structure (picture copyright by DFID on flickr).

Rituals: Death and publicity

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The journalist printed the comments and discussions from a very small, out-of-the-public-eye (or so they though) forum. Just a quick note on the previous post. Gemma Thoms died from an ectasy overdose at Big Day Out in Perth on the weekend.