Faculty Profile Systems: New Services and Roles for Libraries
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Many universities have implemented faculty pro le systems that capture faculty and researchers’ scholarly outputs and activities. These systems usually include public pro les and tools to help nd collaborators or experts. They may be used to create reports for faculty annual reviews or for promotion and tenure, or to assist faculty with complying with open access policies by facilitating deposit in institutional repositories. In many universities, libraries play a central role in the implementation of these systems. This paper explores three case studies showing how and why libraries came into this role and examines some of the consequences of this trend.
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Paolo Mangiafico is the Scholarly Communications Strategist at Duke University, and co-director of ScholarWorks, a Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries (scholarworks.duke.edu). He is also Director of the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute (trianglesci.org), an annual program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that brings together leading thinkers and innovators from many dis