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Thursday, June 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Scholarly Author Profiles: Essential Tools for Maximizing Visibility of Scholarly Output

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Internet profile sites like Google Scholar Profile and ORCID ID, are used by academics, and other authors to showcase their journal articles, presentations, books, etc. 
Correctly distinguishing work by individual authors, is a major problem, internet search engines, and major article databases have not been able to solve.   Authors need to use online profiles to link all of their work, even when the author publishes under different variations of their name.  Profiles distinguish work by one author from  work by many other authors of the same name.   They also consistently affiliate each author with the institution they work for.
This session will discuss  a number of popular online profile sites, such as Academia.edu, Researchgate, Publons,  and Mendeley.  It will look at the benefits and drawbacks of each.    But the focus will be on ORCID and Google Scholar Profiles.  The session will show important relationship between these profile tools and the primary  journal indexes Elsevier Scopus and Web of Science/Web of Knowledge.
This session will demonstrate the many  benefits of online profile sites, and look at the growing importance of maintaining up-to-date online personal profiles.


Peter Webster

Information Technology Services Librarian, Saint Mary's University Patrick Power Library
With Saint Mary’s since 1993, Peter Webster has served on management and technical committees for the NOVANET library consortium, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL-CBUA), and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). He is currently Co-Chair of the External... Read More →

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Margaret Vail

Systems & Data Services Librarian, St. Francis Xavier University
Margaret Vail is a Librarian and Software Developer with a unique background in both fields. She holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University, and currently serves as a Systems & Data Services Librarian at St. Francis... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm ADT
Stream: Gravenstein