Scholar Profiles and Digital Commons
Scholar Profiles and Digital Commons are both cloud-based platforms to showcase the scholarship and creative work of scholars at institutions of higher education.
Scholarly Profiles focuses on bringing together the work of scholars into personal profile pages.
Digital Commons focuses on bringing together the output of an entire institution.
Both Scholar Profiles and Digital Commons are configured in a way that makes it possible to share documents and metadata between platforms.
Digital Commons and Scholar Profiles can measure impact. It can provide article- level, author-level, journal or publisher Metrics. There are numerous existing and emerging tools available to help you track your scholarly impact by enabling you to create a virtual scholarly profile in which you input and keep track of all your professional activities and publications.
Two Components of Faculty Profiles: Salli and Digital Commons
SMC Faculty Profiles consist of Faculty Profiles in Salli and Scholar Profiles in Digital Commons. Access your Scholar Profile via your Faculty Profile in Salli. EXAMPLE
Faculty Profiles in Salli contain streamlined information such as: name, department, office location, phone number, class schedule, and link to Scholar Profiles in Digital Commons, where professional experience, education, service, honors, awards, grants, and scholarship are maintained by the Library and subject librarians.
Faculty members have editing access to both profiles.
The New Scholar Profiles
The SMC Faculty/Scholarly Profile System is a centralized and searchable information resource that showcases faculty members' work on individual profile page. Like the Faculty Pages in Salli, these pages include phone numbers and e-mail links and links to personal or departmental web pages for easy communication, they will also house all types of scholarly communication, i.e. research focuses and publications, degrees, and honors and grants, and presentations. These new Faculty Profiles will increases accessibility for collaborators, students, field and industry and the SMC community.
The new Faculty Profiles will create a new awareness of your research impact and help strengthen a case for promotion and tenure, manage your scholarly reputation, return on research investment ie, grants, grant renewals and reporting, creates the ability to identify who is using your or downloading your work and insure it is properly used under creative commons guidelines and can assist with collaborations with partners for future research or publishing projects.