We use a vendor database to archive faculty publications. We just started
using it, so I can't give much more information at the moment. But there
are a lot of products out there. If you find the right vendor, their
database may provide for more functions or purposes, so you don't have
faculty publications siloed where no one goes. However, I would second Ken
Varnum's comments as well.
All the best,
Craig Boman, MLIS
Applications Support Specialist
University of Dayton Libraries
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On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Laura Robbins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Allie,
> We have a database that we maintain of our ft faculty publications.
> Like others have mentioned, this is not any easy thing to maintain and
> depends upon the scope of the project. We only collect ft faculty
> We have an MS Access backend and then use asp to pull the citations
> for display in various places on our website. We went with that
> because I was already running various access databases on our website,
> and it was easy for me to set up.
> You can see it here:
> I've got our faculty pretty much on board with getting me their
> citations after several years, but there are things you can do to get
> buy in.
> One of the biggest selling points for us has been that accrediting
> bodies, like NCATE, want to see faculty publications. Our faculty
> also have to submit a yearly self evaluation and cv, so I usually time
> a call for latest publications right after that is due. They already
> have the info compiled, so it's easy for them to share at that point.
> The hardest thing will be the initial data entry. For that, we
> initially had web- based forms that I had several librarians working
> with me to use. Now, I do all of the maintenance.
> Laura Pope Robbins
> Associate Professor/Reference Librarian
> Dowling College
> On Oct 25, 2013, at 11:35 AM, Alevtina Verbovetskaya
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 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.
> > Thanks!
> > Allie
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