Features FAQs

What do you mean by tagging? By faceted search? Can you show me/give me an example of how this is used?

“Tagging” allows a site administrator to associate a piece of content with a specific term. The term is then leveraged in a way to allow a website visitor to find the type of content they might be looking for or a way for the administrator to better organize their content. In OpenScholar we call this system,i taxonomy.

A faceted taxonomy is the ability to filter even further into the content created. For example, if all Publications were tagged with the country related to the topic of the publication, you can also allow for site visitors to search within the country for a County and then inside the county they could search for a town, etc. This allows the site visitor two more specifically find the content they're looking for.

What specific features are you referring to when you call it a scholar-centric or research-centric offering?

A great example of a few scholar-centric features would be:

  • The Publications app - once you add a publication to an OpenScholar website the publication can automatically be pushed to different repositories. Additionally, you can set bibliographic format styles display styles and use custom publications widgets to display certain types of content related to Publications.

  • The Classes app - helps faculty display and organize the classes that they have or do teach.

  • The Software app that allows individuals to promote the software they have developed, etc.

Do you link to ORCID? Which scholar repositories do you link to?

Currently we link to Google Scholar and RePEc. Anytime you add a publication to your OpenScholar site, Google Scholar and/or RePEc gets notified depending on your site and school install setting preferences.

We are currently working on an integration with ORCID and it will be released shortly.

We allow content from online repositories & softwares like PubMed, MARC, Endnote to be imported into OpenScholar websites. Additionally, OS websites can be configured to allow users to export citations right from the website.

How does the citation tracking feature work? What makes it so special?

Citation tracking allows the site owner to check a box (in advance during site-configuration), that will automatically push any of his or her new publications, journal entries, essays or published academic research to the correct scholarly repository, thereby increasing visibility, searchability and citation counts for that published work.