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Connection between Profiles

To be included in the different profiles and lists, you must have a SelectedWorks author profile. Those with a SelectedWorks profile are included in PlumX Metrics, Expertise Search, and Faculty Research and Publications and Bookshelf lists.

Contact Information

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SelectedWorks Author Profiles

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Definition & Benefits

SelectedWorks author profiles compile your information and scholarship into one place with options to upload materials or link to other sites that contain your work.

SelectedWorks have unique features that make them stand out from other faculty profiles:

  • Delegate site management: SelectedWorks is unique in that it allows institutional employees to create sites for you. You can still edit or create your site, as well as delegate others such as graduate assistants to edit your site.
  • Google Optimized: SelectedWorks are optimized for Google and Google Scholar searches.
  • Integration into Institutional Sites: While at Georgia Southern, you are included with PlumX Metrics, Expertise Search, and departmental Faculty Research and Publication collections. If you leave Georgia Southern and your next institution has SelectedWorks, your profile is automatically featured in its SelectedWorks author gallery.

Copyright Overview

You must have copyright or permission to upload files to your SelectedWorks profile. If you request a site, the Henderson Library staff will determine what can legally be uploaded to Digital Commons@Georgia Southern and SelectedWorks, as well as what preprints/postprints can be uploaded. Upon request, we will send you a list of articles that publisher’s allow the pre-prints and post-prints to be posted on your site.

Please visit our page on Copyright for more information.

Request, Create, and/or Edit a Profile

Request to Have a Site Created for You

Fill out the SelectedWorks Profile Registration Form. You will need to have ready your expertise keywords, CV, and Picture. You will be notified by email when your site has been created. This service includes posting and researching copyright for the last five years of your work and ensuring PlumX compatibility with your SelectedWorks. Upon request, we will send you a list of articles that publisher’s allow the pre-prints and post-prints to be posted on your site.

Create the Site Yourself

Go to works.bepress.com. Click on the green Start button and follow the instructions. Add keywords in the Expertise section to be included in the Expertise Search. You must have copyright for any full-texts works you post. Consult the SelectedWorks manual for additional instructions.

How to Edit Your Library-Created SelectedWorks Site

Changes to your SelectedWorks site automatically are filtered to the Expertise Search and PlumX Metrics.

  1. Email your requested changes
  2. Edit the site yourself.
    Visit works.bepress.com and create an account using your Georgia Southern email address. If you already have a Digital Commons account, use that password to login. When you have logged in, click on Edit My Site to begin making changes. Consult the SelectedWorks manual for additional instructions.

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PlumX Metrics

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Definition & Benefits

PlumX Metrics gathers both traditional and nontraditional metrics for your work, including usage, captures, mentions, social media, and citations. The Office of Research and Economic Development sponsors PlumX metrics, while the Henderson Library manages it.

PlumX Metrics is beneficial for faculty, departments, and colleges.

  • Comprehensive Metrics: PlumX Metrics is the most comprehensive metrics product drawing from over 30 sources and 20 different types of output from articles to videos.
  • Citation Prediction: While citations are the traditional way to count metrics, they can take years to accumulate. PlumX metrics provides altmetrics to predict which articles will be cited.
  • Collective Metrics: PlumX Metrics compiles metrics of departments and colleges. The system creates graphs based on these collective metrics, which are perfect for annual reports. If you are a Dean or Department Chair, contact to gain access to the graphs.

Metrics Overview

  • Usage - clicks, downloads, views, library holdings, video plays [Learn More]
  • Captures - bookmaarks, code forks, favorites, readers, watchers [Learn More]
  • Mentions - blog posts, comments, reviews, Wikipedia links [Learn More]
  • Social media - +1s, likes, shares, Tweets [Learn More]
  • Citations - PubMed Central, Scopus, USPTO [Learn More]

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Expertise Search

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Definition & Benefits

Expertise Search allows visitors to find faculty by areas of expertise. The Expertise Search is a great tool for collaboration between faculty and recruitment of potential graduate students. The Office of Research and Economic Development sponsors and manages the Expertise Search.

Expertise Keywords Overview

The Henderson Library is currently working on standardizing the keywords in the expertise database with FAST headings. If you are a faculty member requesting a SelectedWorks page, you do not need to standardize your expertise keywords into FAST headings. The Henderson Library will standardize them for you.

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Faculty Publications

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Definition & Benefits

The Faculty Research and Publication collections list the peer-reviewed works published by each department’s faculty during their employment with Georgia Southern. Only faculty with SelectedWorks pages are included in this collections.

These collections can be featured on Georgia Southern department sites through RSS Feeds. Using RSS Feeds automatically updates the collection on the site when citations are added in Digital Commons@Georgia Southern.

Example of Faculty Research and Publication Collection:
http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/biostat-facpubs/
Example of RSS Feed on Georgia Southern department site:
http://jphcoph.georgiasouthern.edu/biostatistics/68-2/

These collections are also included in PlumX Metrics, which will calculate the impact of a college’s or department’s scholarship in the form of graphs. If you are a Dean or Department Chair, contact to gain access to the graphs.

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Data Management & Curation

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Definition & Benefits

Sharing data makes it possible for researchers to conduct synthetic and comparative studies, validate research results, and reuse data for teaching and further research. Studies show that publicly sharing your data increases research impact. Digital Commons provides a robust hosting environment for sharing and promoting your research data.

Benefits of hosting your data in Digital Commons includes:

  • Data management planning support: Library personnel are available to support you throughout the data life-cycle, from preparing data management plans, to managing your “working” data, to archiving your data in whatever repository best fits your data.
  • Funder and publisher sharing requirements: Publicly sharing data is required by an increasing number of funders and publishers. Hosting data in Digital Commons meets these requirements.
  • Google optimization and usage metrics: Digital Commons is optimized for Google and Google Scholar searches, as well as your data will be included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR) and the Digital Commons Network, ensuring worldwide discoverability and access to your data.
  • Data Management Services

    The library provides a comprehensive array of data management resources and services, including data management planning support, support using DMPTool, funder and publisher requirement information, and example data management plans. Plan to contact the library early for a consultation. Visit the library’s Data Management Services guide for more information.

    Data Curation Services

    The library provides personalized, consultative support for preparing your data for archiving in Digital Commons, OpenICPSR, or whatever data repository best fits your data. Library staff will help you vet requirements, prepare datasets and metadata, ensure your data’s visibility, and evaluate its impact. Visit the library’s Guide to Curating and Sharing Data for more information.

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