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Create a Scholarly Profile

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As part of scholarly and professional networking, it is often desirable to "create a self-edited, multimedia-rich [personal] profile with the ability to ingest a variety of scholar-friendly sets of [professional] material (e.g., BibTeX citations)."  By profile we mean an online CV, essentially.  (See notes at the end about typical CV contents.)  This can be done "by hand" on the web, possibly with a template that provides some consistency in an academic department or research center, or can be done with the help of emerging tools (see Tools section below).  The benefit of some of these tools is the "ability to ingest a variety of scholar-friendly sets of material" aspect, especially if those materials are already captured by other departmental, institutional or disciplinary scholarly processes (such as those which track publications lists).

  • Capture basic personal and organizational (demographic) information, educational history, and such.
  • Capture areas of scholarly or creative interests, for research, teaching or public service.  These may be expressed in free-form keywords or phrases or narrative, and/or employ some controlled vocabulary.
  • Capture information on publications, presentations, performances or other scholarly outputs and engagements.  Where possible, import these from externally-maintained sources, along with hypertext links where available.
  • Possibly harvest further keywords or controlled vocabulary entries from the publications, presentations, performances category of information.
  • Organize and publish this information online, possibly via a template or tool.
  • Continue to maintain this information as one's career progresses, if possible with automatic imports of new information.

Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

  • LINKS to Scholars' Stories

Tools (examples)

Tool name

What it does

Relevant links


"The BibApp is a Campus Research Gateway and Expert Finder.
BibApp helps you:

  • find experts and current collaborations happening on your campus
  • promote the research of a department, school, or research group
  • increase the visibility of campus research
  • easily reuse publication dataBibApp matches researchers on your campus with their publication data and mines that data to see collaborations and to find experts in research areas. With BibApp, it's easy to see what publications can be placed on the Web for greater access and impact. BibApp can push those publications directly into an institutional or other repository."
    (BibApp was originally developed at the Wendt Engineering Library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.)


"VIVO (not an acronym) brings together in one site publicly available information on the people, departments, graduate fields, facilities, and other resources that collectively make up the research and scholarship environment in all disciplines at Cornell.

Search VIVO for information about faculty, departments and research units, undergraduate majors, graduate fields, courses, research services and facilities --- anything related to academic and research pursuits at Cornell.

VIVO is currently in pilot release and may be missing significant content or relationships. Please contact us with any corrections, comments or suggestions for improvement. VIVO runs on the Vitro ontology editor and semantic web application software."

Activity Insight

"Activity Insight from Digital Measures makes it easy for your faculty and staff to keep track of the activitiesthey accomplish, such as the teaching, research and service information found on their CVs. If you prefer, individuals such as temporary student workers or departmental assistants can track these activities on their behalf. Once data are in the system, reports can then be prepared for a variety of sources, including custom reports for:

  • Your campus: annual activity reports, promotion and tenure documents, merit pay increase requests
  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • External sources"


Usually viewed as a sys's home tem for eprints or institutional repostories, it has been used to create scholarly home pages (see U Mass ScholarWorks example below)

Related Collections/Content (examples)

----Optional: examples of collections / digital content / digital resources that could be involved in part or all of the defined activity, with links to relevant repository or site where available

Collection/content name

Collection/content description

Relevant links


University of Massachusetts-Amherst Institutional Repository which allows faculty to have pages with their works online. The selected works pages are apparently very popular.










Applicable Standards or Standards Bodies

----Optional: examples of standards or standards-bodies applicable to the defined activity

Standard name / body

What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

Relevant links













Notes, comments, related activities, concerns

This was originally titled "Create a self-edited, multimedia-rich profile with the ability to ingest a variety of scholar-friendly sets of material (e.g., BibTeX citations)."

On the MIT Global Education & Career Development Center website (at, the following definition occurs:

What is a CV?

The term "curriculum vitae" comes from the Latin Curriculum (course) and Vitae (life): The course of one's life. "It is vitae (not vita) because "life" in the phrase "course of life" ... is in the genitive singular...." - Eric Daniels,

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) resembles a resume in many ways, but is more specifically focused on academic achievements. A CV summarizes educational and academic history, and may include details about teaching experience, publications (books, articles, research papers, unpublished manuscripts, or book chapters), and academic honors and awards. Use a CV rather than a resume for teaching or research opportunities, applying for fellowships or for further academic training. Some research positions in industry may also prefer a CV rather than a resume

CV's are frequently longer than resumes, since the emphasis is on completeness rather than brevity. While there is no single correct format or style for writing a CV, the following types of information are generally included, and typically organized in this way:

• Name and Address
• Education
• Dissertation
• Fellowships and Awards
• Prepared to Teach or Areas of Research Interest or Areas of Specialization or Areas of Competence/ Expertise or Principal Research and Teaching Interests
• Teaching Experience
• Research Experience
• Publications and Presentations
• Works in Progress
• Related Professional Experience
• Languages
• Other
• References
• Dissertation Abstract

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