So what's this got to do with ResearchOnline@JCU? It's mandatory for JCU staff to enter publication records to ResearchOnline@JCU. So . . . why not use that to your benefit?
Posting the Accepted Version of your work to ResearchOnline@JCU and making it available to anyone is allowed by almost 70% of journals. This is called Green Open Access and doesn't cost anything. Once posted, no intervention is required on your part (no more accepting request-a-copy requests). Essentially you have removed any barriers to your work for potential readers.
Advertise your work using social media - point directly to the record in ResearchOnline@JCU. With one click, it can then be downloaded.
It takes time and effort to gather an audience. Every time you post to a blog or tweet to the universe you'll reach your audience and they can easily repost to their audience and they can repost to their audience . . . .
Key reading on this subject:
- Using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities
- The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?
For more information, contact the Research Services Librarian, Jackie Wolstenholme or the Digital Repository Librarian, Jo Ruxton.