Nordicom launches a new digital research platform
Nordicom will launch a new digital research platform at the NordMedia conference in August 2019. The platform will serve as an online resource for connecting Nordic media researchers and making Nordic media research more accessible.
The new platform will be called the NordMedia Network and its main objective will be a searchable and freely accessible database of media researchers. The database will be based on self-recruitment, allowing researchers to present their ongoing research and find collaborators and partners. The database will also help journalists and other people outside the academia to find media experts.
The NordMedia Network will mainly be based on user-generated content from registered users. As a user, researchers will also be able to discover conferences or other academic events, flag up vacant positions and stay up-to-date on the latest Nordic and international media research.
The platform will be launched in connection with the NordMedia conference in Malmö on August 21-23, 2019.
Follow the project development by using www.nordmedianetwork.org
Previously, information about media and communication research was registered in the NCOM databases. These databases were closed down in April 2018 due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
Since the end of the 1970s, Nordicom has had a mandate to support Nordic research in the field of media and communication in various ways. From the beginning, research documentation has been one of its central tasks. This platform is a way of updating and adapting the body of knowledge to current conditions and needs.