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Easily add faculty publication records to your institutional repository

February 22, 2021

By Library Connect

New Scopus-to-Digital Commons harvesting API pulls records with a single search

One of the primary purposes of the institutional repository (IR) is to present the full breadth of faculty research. Yet creating a comprehensive archive is one of the hardest and most burdensome challenges for librarians.

Although time-consuming, showcasing valuable faculty research is one of the best ways to fulfill core institutional goals for the IR – providing faculty services, showcasing research discoveries, helping to reach open access targets, and more.

For IR librarians, this task just became easier!

The newly released Scopus-to-Digital Commons harvesting tool can save librarians up to 90% of the time it typically takes to add faculty publications records into the IR. It also doesn’t require any additional technical skills, spending or development.

"We heard from many institutions that it was important for them to represent their faculty and researcher publications in their IR. Yet many of these same institutions had difficulty in establishing consistent workflows, thus keeping them from reaching goals of showcasing their research, serving their faculty, and representing their outputs,” said Shandon Quinn, VP Product Management, Digital Commons. “We are pleased that Digital Commons can play an integral part in helping to meet their goals starting with this Scopus integration.”

Benefits of the Scopus-to-Digital Commons harvesting tool

  • Quickly and accurately populate your IR with trusted Scopus data

  • No technical skills or development required

  • Spend less time on data entry tasks

  • Comply with open access (OA) mandates by flagging OA content

  • Take advantage of customization and content control features

How the tool works

Scopus is a leading source-neutral abstract and citation database. The tool interface harvests metadata from faculty publications indexed in Scopus for easy reviewing and uploading to the IR, creating instant records that reflect your researchers’ or whole institution’s research output.

If you are just launching a Digital Commons IR, the Scopus harvesting tool means you can quickly populate it and push it live in record time. Routine harvesting of Scopus metadata ensures your Digital Commons IR is easily kept up-to-date.