The Office of Faculty Affairs Administration (OFAA) holds quarterly user group meetings that are open to the Scholars@Duke and Elements user community. Updates are provided on new features, outreach, and future development, as well as, important information shared to consumers of Scholars and Elements data across campus. These meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday afternoon of the quarter from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2023/2024 User Group Meeting Schedule

 

February 6, 2024: Remote via Zoom Meeting

April 9, 2024: Remote via Zoom Meeting

September 10, 2024: Remote via Zoom Meeting

December 3, 2024: Remote via Zoom Meeting

 


Meeting Summaries

February 6, 2024

Review Q1 2024 User Group Meeting Guest Speaker Presentation Slides

Review Q1 2024 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

Watch Q1 2024 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next Scholars training session is Thursday, February 15th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

December 5, 2023

Review Q4 2023 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

Watch Q4 2023 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next Scholars training session is Thursday, December 14th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, February 6th, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

September 12, 2023

Review Q3 2023 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

Watch Q3 2023 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next Scholars training session is Thursday, October 19th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 4, 2023

Review Q2 2023 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

See Scholars Data in Action: Examples from the Medical Center Library Guest Presentation Slides

Watch Q2 2023 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next Scholars training session is Thursday, April 20th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

February 7, 2023

Review Q1 2023 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

Watch Q1 2023 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next Scholars training session is Thursday, February 16th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

December 6, 2022

Review Q4 2022 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

See myRESEARCHhome and myRESEARCHpath Overview Guest Presentation Slides

Watch Q4 2022 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next Scholars training session is Thursday, January 19th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

September 13, 2022

Review Q3 2022 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

See Trinity Directory Tool Guest Presentation Slides

Watch Q3 2022 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next Scholars training session is Thursday, September 29th, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • See our Training page for more details.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 5, 2022

Review Q2 2022 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

Watch Q2 2022 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next info session is Thursday, April 28th, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • See our Training page for more details.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

February 1, 2022

Review Q1 2022 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

See Scholars and Drupal 9 Guest Presentation Slides

Watch Q1 2022 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next info session is Thursday, February 10th, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • See our Training page for more details.
  • Next User Group meeting is Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 6, 2021

Review Q2 2021 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

See Guest Speaker Presentation Slides

Watch Q2 2021 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next info session is Thursday, April 8th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • See our Training page for more details.
  • Next User Group meeting is TBD

February 2, 2021

Review Q1 2021 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

Watch Q1 2021 User Group Meeting Recording Link

Important Notes

  • Next info session is Thursday, February 11th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • See our Training page for more details.
  • Next User Group meeting is April 6th, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 6, 2020

Review Q4 2020 User Group Meeting Presentation Slides

Watch Q4 2020 User Group Meeting Recording

Important Notes

  • Next info session is Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • See our Training page for more details.
  • Next User Group meeting is February 2nd, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

August 4, 2020

Meeting Cancelled

April 7, 2020

Meeting Cancelled

February 4, 2020

Update on Tableau

  • Go to tableau.oit.duke.edu and choose the Duke Community. Choose the Scholars@Duke folder. Damaris Murry has built a lot of dashboards for Scholars data.
  • Damaris showed a couple of use cases, such as "who's working with international collaborators?" Colors show how many different departments are involved.  Or "who's doing research on asthma?"
  • You can use the date field to restrict dates and the schools field to restrict further. Then you can click the name and the publication.
  • You can also download a list of publications.

Reporting on Publications from Elements

  • Paolo Mangiafico gave a demo of the reporting functionality in Elements. You'll need the Statistician role in Elements, and can request it by emailing elements@duke.edu. Be sure to give them your name, DUID and department.
  • Go to Basic reports, and choose the user or users whose publications you want to list, choose dates, Note that dates are in DD/MM/YYYY which is different from the typical style in the U.S. There are other selections you can choose. Then select "Get Report."
  • Publications will appear in the Excel window. Paolo also showed how to update author IDs to facilitated automatic claiming of publications. He also demonstrated a number of reports that are available, for example, to show delegates, login dates, H-index, and a summary of all publications.
  • Group vs. Comparative reports can give users a lot more information such as citation counts for the publications source. Paolo cautioned that all of these reports have limitations; they reflect the publications in Elements and different bibliographic sources count citations differently and thus report different H-indices. Similarly, the Impact Factor should be considered in context and not as the authoritative metric of a scholar's impact. Very large reports will take a very long time.
  • To run a Comparative report, you need the Statistician role for two or more departments/schools. You select two units for which you have access, and it compares publication metrics for the two schools.
  • DukeSpace is Duke's Open Access Repository, into which publications have been loaded and are available to anyone in the world. DukeSpace contains Altmetrics and lots of other information about how these publications are being used and discussed throughout the world.

Development update

  • Richard Outten talked about changing Industry Relationships to External Relationships.
  • We are improving widgets to work with Drupal 8.
  • There are improvements to the CV including fixing double periods after the title.
  • The team is working on the new VIVO Scholar front-end, including a GraphQL endpoint. The new tools should be much easier for the web developers who are consuming this data.

Road map

  • Julia announced she'll be stepping down March 31 and will work part-time until July.
  • dFac 5.1 should be released by the end of the year. Improvements are primarily bug fixes.
  • DKU faculty integration with dFac.
  • Duplicate publications.
  • VIVO Scholar and work with VIVO.

Outreach update

  • Lamont shared that we did a Power User event for Arts & Sciences in December and had a great panel talk about how to provide stellar power user support.
  • Scholars Photo Day in October was an amazing success (266 participants!).
  • Faculty are adding presentations to their profiles.
  • Pageviews, total visitors and Duke sessions are all increasing steadily.

Communications/Tip of the Month

  • Hans Harlacher did a Communications update. He showed the Tip of the Month, indicated that they will now be distributed during the first week of each month, and clarified that we don't send emails directly to faculty, so please share them with your faculty.
  • Users can subscribe to Scholars announcements directly.

Support policy

  • We have transitioned to a new policy for support. "How-to" questions will be sent directly to Power Users. Please make sure you're aware of your dFac user and iForms user locally.
  • If you identify a system problem, please have a Power User submit the problem report.
  • Please refer to the resources on the Support page like the FAQ.

Next meeting

  • Next info session is Thursday, February 20th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • See our Training page for more details.
  • Next User Group meeting is April 7th, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Q1 2020 User Group Meeting Presentation Link

Q1 2020 User Group Meeting Recording Link