Guiding your interests
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This weekly collection of links was sadly absent last week, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything worth sharing — just that sometimes a bank holiday can throw a spanner in the works. Despite this, there are, as always, some interesting pieces to look at — from drowning in social media links to a little bit of open access advocacy.

The first one to grab my attention looks at how sharing links, particularly through social media, has become a bit like white noise. The solution to this, according to Ernesto Priego’s post in the Guardian Professional is to actively develop and engage with your target audience. So, perhaps a tweet with a title and a link to this post isn’t the promotional magic bullet…

So if I can’t quantify my efficiency by the number of tweets I produce, how do I do it? ‘The single most effective time management tip’ defines the terms ‘productivity’ and ‘time management’ in a creative and different way— helping us all pin down just how (un)productive we have been.

Next up we have something a little different, but interesting none-the-less. The Knowledge@Wharton article ‘Race, gender and careers: why ‘stuffing the pipeline’ is not enough’ looks at the negative effects of clustering employees according to gender and race.

Finally, as it wouldn’t be a good week without a little bit of open access discussion, Peter Suber’s post ‘Opening access to research’ argues that open access is the way forward and questions of funding aren’t necessarily an issue (among other things).

That’s it for this week. Perhaps the ‘Guiding your interests’ title is a bit overconfident, but I like to think I’m passing on something of interest! If you have come across any interesting links that you would like to share (whether from this week, last week or even a timeless classic), please do!

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