Who you follow depends, in part, on what you’re using Twitter for, but we hope that you enjoy our suggestions of Twitter feeds follow, with your academic scholar hat on:
- Piirus @piirus_com (obviously!)
- Your choice of daily light relief. We like @LegoAcademics
- Your university library or subject librarian. (And other libraries: see lists like this one of health/medical libraries, by Sarah Vogel)
- Journal(s) that you read or intend to publish in. And editors of those journals.
- Funders for research in your field (e.g. UK’s @ESRC).
- Your collaborators, peers and colleagues who tweet.
- Professional associations/research societies relating to your field
- Someone offering writing tips e.g. Pat Thomson: @ThomsonPat
- Data hosting services or other services and tools that you regularly use.
- Museums or other public bodies relating to your work: often inspiring (e.g. UK’s Science Museum @sciencemuseum, or for those in the Arts, the @RSC)
What’s in your list? Are there particular Twitter feeds that you value? Let us know by adding a comment below, or on Twitter with the hashtag #piirustips.
Post by Jenny Delasalle, Piirus blog editor.
Jenny Delasalle is the editor of the Piirus Blog. Jenny is a freelance copywriter and librarian, currently based in Berlin, Germany. This means that she works collaboratively and remotely with the rest of the Piirus team. Jenny is interested in scholarly communications, bibliometrics, copyright and many other things besides and blogs and tweets as herself. Jenny previously worked at the University of Warwick Library in support of researchers at Warwick, for a number of years as well as at other UK university libraries, before that!