My understanding of VIVO is that it's more of the "faculty profiles" application, and that you still need a source of publications data in order to populate that portion of each faculty member's profile. With VIVO (and certainly with other faculty profile applications), I believe this is typically done through a mix of manual data entry and harvesting / autoloading from open (Pubmed) or commercial services (Syndetics, Thomson Reuters, etc.). The harvesting & autoloading introduce issues of deduplicating citations (when they may come from more than one source) and disambiguating authors. I.e., it's messy.
If someone feels like their institution has nailed this problem, I'd sure like to hear how they did it.
On Oct 25, 2013, at 11:30 AM, Michael J. Giarlo wrote:
> Have you looked at VIVO yet? http://vivoweb.org/
> It's an open-source project that was initially developed by Cornell and is
> now being incubated by DuraSpace.
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Alevtina Verbovetskaya <
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>> Hi guys,
>> Does your library maintain a database of faculty publications? How do you
>> do it?
>> Some things I've come across in my (admittedly brief) research:
>> - RSS feeds from the major databases
>> - RefWorks citation lists
>> These options do not necessarily work for my university, made up of 24
>> colleges/institutions, 6,700+ FT faculty, and 270,000+ degree-seeking
>> Does anyone have a better solution? It need not be searchable: we are just
>> interested in pulling a periodical report of articles written by our
>> faculty/students without relying on them self-reporting
>> days/weeks/months/years after the fact.
>> Alevtina (Allie) Verbovetskaya
>> Web and Mobile Systems Librarian
>> Office of Library Services
>> City University of New York
>> 555 W 57th St, Ste. 1325
>> New York, NY 10019
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