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Marlee Givens is strategic initiatives manager and subject librarian for modern languages at the Georgia Tech Library in Atlanta; she may be reached by e-mail at: marlee.givens@library. gatech.edu.

Lisa A. Macklin is director of the Scholarly Communications Office at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; she may be reached by e-mail at: lisa.macklin@emory.edu.

Paolo Mangiafico is the coordinator of scholarly communications technology at Duke University in Durham, North



  • institutional repository
  • faculty profile systems

Faculty Profile Systems: New Services and Roles for Libraries


Journal Title:

portal: Libraries and the Academy


Volume 17, Number 2


, Pages 235-255

Type of Work:

Article | Final Publisher PDF


Many universities have implemented faculty profile systems that capture faculty and researchers’ scholarly outputs and activities. These systems usually include public profiles and tools to help find collaborators or experts. They may be used to create reports for faculty annual reviews or for promotion and tenure, or to assist faculty with complying with open access policies by facilitating deposit in institutional repositories. In many universities, libraries play a central role in the implementation of these systems. This paper explores three case studies showing how and why libraries came into this role and examines some of the consequences of this trend.

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@2017 by John Hopkins University Press

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