Curating a Professional Scholarly Online Identity

Jeremy Douglass home page
Jeremy Douglass home page

Melody Jue home page
Melody Jue home page

Alan Liu home page
Alan Liu home page
  • Overall context: ability of the Web to advance professional visibility and status of early career scholars (currently trending toward the expectation of online presence and materials)
  • Platforms for Professional “You:
    • Your institutional bio page (currently on the English dept. site)
      • Affiliation with other institutional programs and centers (example)
    • Personal web site platforms (hosted by providers companies)
    • What to put on your site
      • bio or “about”, c.v., courses, research samples, ancillary research materials, portfolios
      • research blog (advice on research blogging)
      • SEO (search engine optimization)
    • Participation in professionally-oriented social media communities (especially on Twitter) and listservs
    • Proprietary professional/scholarly platforms? (e.g., Linked In,, ResearchGate)
  • Research Identity management:
    • Deciding on your publishing name
    • Creating an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number for yourself (example)
    • Using EZID to create DOI’s for your articles, blog posts, course syllabi, etc.
    • Policing your Google Scholar citations and other aggregator citations (example)
  • Open scholarship strategy (and institutional repository strategy):
  • Archiving yourself in Internet Archive
    • Browser extensions for Internet Archive (and Wayback Machine) (example)