I agree that the user ids can be helpful. VIVO has an available harvester
tool which is designed to find citations for a given author from PubMed,
but in testing we did at the University of New Mexico (I'm still there for
a short time until moving on to OU) we didn't find it to be terribly
effective. Not surprising, given the limits of PubMed entries. I like Ken
Varnum's answer . . . you really need robust faculty buy in. I personally
keep a running tally of publications and presentations on my website so
that I have a single, master list. I may use Zotero as well, but I always
know that my website will have everything. Getting faculty to use a central
database for that sort of thing, much less getting them to enter prior
publications, can be like herding cats, however. One thing that could make
it easier; make any central repository compatible with RIS or BibTeX files
so that researchers can export anything they have in a citation manager and
load those prior publications en masse. One of the many things that is less
than optimal about VIVO is that, when I used it, I had to enter
publications, laboriously, one at a time.

Best regards,

*Jason Bengtson, MLIS, MA*
Emerging Technologies/ R&D Librarian
University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center
MSC09 5100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Tel: (505) 272-0645
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On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Daryl Grenz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I saw a presentation on the HKU development of a Current Research
> Information System on top of their DSpace repository (
> that, among many other things, does a good job of collecting publication
> information through harvesting with ORCID ids, etc. They are releasing the
> code as a module to add on to DSpace (
> It is probably more of a long-term solution than what you are thinking
> about now, but it may be worth looking at.
> - Daryl
> > Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:35:38 +0000
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [CODE4LIB] Faculty publication database
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> >
> > 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
> students.
> >
> > 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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