Presentations & Publications

 

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  4 Responses to “Presentations & Publications”

  1. Hi Nicola,

    I really enjoyed your talk at the NatureJobs Career Expo and we chatted for a while over lunch afterwards too. I’ve thought of another couple of questions for you though and thought I’d post here, if you don’t mind?

    1) If I’m writing a blog post about something, like the Expo for example, is it a good idea to add lots of links to the post? I have added links to your blog when I mention your talk and to the EDINA homepage where I describe where you are from. I have many other links about the other speakers and exhibitors I talk about as well. So, is it a good idea to populate the blog post with links or is it annoying/ distracting for the reader? Does it help make your online presence more prevalent in searches if you do that?

    2) Where can I get the wording for a general disclaimer and/ or copyright statement for putting on my blog? What does the Creative Commons License you have at the bottom of your blog here cover?

    Hope you don’t mind the questions here!

    Thanks!
    Indi

  2. Indi,

    It was lovely to meet you last week and thank you again for coming along to my session – I’m really glad you enjoyed it!

    So, your questions:

    (1) I think it’s a good idea to link when it is a genuinely helpful thing to provide. Adding links for speakers, organisations or projects is really useful. It is helpful for search engines but they are savvy to people trying to improve results with lots of irrelevant links. I think focus on what the readers of your blog will find useful and know that the search engines also prioritise websites based on how appealing they are to readers. So a big yes to linking to those contextual sites – institutions, presentations, etc. And a no to random links – e.g. linking random words in the blog or repeating the link each time you mention that person (which would otherwise be distracting/annoying). If there are other links you’d like to make you can always add a “see also” section at the end of your post as well.

    (2) We have a suggested statement at EDINA for indicating that the views on blogs are not neccassarily those of the organisation – you can see that in our social media guidelines. My Creative Commons license covers all of the content on the blog (not necessarily presentations or other things I link to) which means all of this written content and any images I don’t otherwise attribute (I usually attribute every image but sometimes choose not to on images I have taken myself). You can find thorough information on Creative Commons licenses and what they do and do not cover at creativecommons.org. You can write your own disclaimer if you want to and you can certainly assert your copyright without a big formal statement – you have an automatic right as author (see the Information Commission Officer’s site for more on Copyright). If you are including research in your posts you may want a statement that indicates a general status for content on the blog (such as a CC license) and add “unless otherwise stated” – that will mean you need to indicate in any posts with materials that cannot be used, quoted, reproduced by others that this is the case (you would do this with a brief statement on the appropriate posts).

    I hope that helps and good luck with the blog – it’s looking good already!
    – Nicola.

  3. Hi Nicola,

    Thanks a lot for your speedy response! I didn’t want to reply till I’d actually published my post. I have done it now and think I have followed your advice for point number 1. Now, I’ll go and read up all about those copyright and disclaimer and creative commons bits and pieces that I kind of know about but not in depth. I appreciate the advice. Will it be OK to occasionally solicit your advice (I promise not to bombard you and only ask out of necessity!) and if so, what would be the best method of contact?

    Thanks again,
    Indi :)

  4. Indi, the post looks super 😉

    Happy to offer occasional advice – I’ll drop you an email with a suitable set of contact info.

    – Nicola.

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