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  • Focus on Research and T-Space :Tools for promoting and preserving your research
  • Overview• What are Focus on Research and T-Space?• Tour of the web sites• How Focus and T-Space work together
  • Focus on Research• Web- based research gateway for faculty to:• create and promote research profiles• highlight your research publications and activities• Features:• easy tools for creating profiles and importing publications• integration to put Focus data into other web sites• links to full text, tag clouds, co-authors, research time lines• BibApp software framework• Open source: Ruby on Rails, Java, lucene, SOLR, MySQL:• Developed by U Illinois UC and U Wisconsin Madison View slide
  • Focus onResearchhome page View slide
  • Focus onResearchfaculty page
  • Focus onResearchworks page
  • Focus onResearchgroup page
  • Benefits for faculty• Easy to make attractive research profiles• Others can find your profiles through – Focus website – RSS feeds in other websites – Google search• You can self-manage your profile
  • Benefits to community• Helps researchers to find collaborators• Helps students to find mentors• Enables departments to profile all of their scholarly output.
  • Institutional Partnerships• University of Toronto Office of Research: – tracks and promotes university research & researchers – lots of data, but needs strong framework for it all• Library: – Focus on Research + T-Space + catalogue = strong framework for discovery and preservation – Needs lots of data for this framework• Variety of models to assist faculty in creating profiles: – Liaison librarians; library staff; work-study students; administrative assistants• Together we hope to build a strong researcher tool
  • But what about…• Web-based CV tools – Different, but intersecting purpose – Connect the tools: one data entry, multiple uses• Faculty profiles on departmental web sites – Can use Focus data to feed departmental profiles – Rich tool set behind the Focus information
  • Integration withT-Space:Our institutionalresearch repository
  • T-Space• Web- based institutional research repository that allows: – Scholars to transmit and preserve their research – Library to capture, preserve and distribute university’s scholarly output• Features: – Tools for importing, managing, and harvesting data – Accepts many digital formats: documents, presentations, spreadsheets, image, sound, data, etc.• Status – In production since 2003 – Contains 28,500 documents including 9,400 theses
  • Benefits for faculty• Stable, permanent home for research – in self-defined communities – choose access: U of T-only or world accessible• Easy and increased access to research – persistent URLs (DOIs) – preferential Google indexing – citation rates typically increase dramatically• Assurance that research will be preserved – commitment to migration and refreshment (formats) – stable institutional servers
  • Focusdocumentpage
  • T-Spacecorrespondingdocumentpage
  • ContactSarah Forbesfocus@library.utoronto.ca416-946-0114
  • Join us for the final workshop:IMPACT FACTORSJanuary 28 | 4-5 pm | UTSC Instructional Centre, IC 302January 29 | 4-5 pm | Gerstein Science InformationCentre, Alice Moulton RoomJanuary 30 | 4-5 pm | UTM Library, T-Room