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Library Solutions to Tracking Scholarly Publications Open Forum, MLA 2011. This presentation is by Stuart Spore and is uploaded with permission

Library Solutions to Tracking Scholarly Publications Open Forum, MLA 2011. This presentation is by Stuart Spore and is uploaded with permission

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  • 1. MLA open forum on tracking scholarly publications NYU School of Medicine Faculty Bibliography 11 years on 7,000 faculty authors, 145,000 publications
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  • 3.
    • Tools?
    Data sources? MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, Psycinfo, Biosis, BioAbstracts, CINAHL, Proquest, GlobalHealth, INSPEC, “Original” But 2/3rds MEDLINE
  • 4. 23 people – 11 named J. Smith, 12 named R. Lee – and they’ve all been busy writing paper after paper. 8 are gerontologists, 11 are neurologists, and 4 work on rehabilitation and they all write about Alzheimer’s. Who wrote which paper? “ Mistakes will be made” Waiting for ORCID
  • 5.
    • While waiting for ORCID …
    • Make the data visible . Integrate with online faculty profiles & institutional web sites
    • Make the data important . Get into bibliometrics -- provide the numbers administrators use to make decisions
    • Take aggressive Q/A measures & stick with them
    • Make it easy to correct mistakes. Follow through promptly & be ready to explain
  • 6.
    • Lessons:
    • Faculty publication data is:
    • vaster than you think it is
    • awkward to manage
    • time consuming to keep accurate
    • rewarding to work on
    • … direct contact with faculty

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