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Online Scholarly Identity

Why is your online scholarly identity important?

As a scholar today, you have an online presence...whether you've tried to or not! There are a few simple things you can do so that you can use your online scholarly presence to your advantage. The following are reasons why it is important to maintain your scholarly presence online:

  • It allows you to keep track of your work throughout your career.
    • The tools on this guide are ones that are not tied to your institution. You can utilize them wherever you go in your career.
  • It helps you more easily promote and share your research.
    • Sharing your work is an important part of networking, whether it be on a CV or social media site.
  • These tools allow you to provide accurate information about you and your scholarly output.
    • You want to make sure that people online are not confused about who you are and the kind of research you do.
  • Intentionally maintain your scholarly reputation in the online world.
    • These tools allow you to have control over your online identity, which is an inevitable part of scholarship today.

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