Integrating VIVO and the Campus Repository: Representing Curated Teaching Materials in Scholarly Profiles of Faculty in Different Career Tracks
Institutional Repository Document
United States Colleges and Universities are hiring faculty into increasingly diverse career tracks. Representing the expertise and accomplishments of faculty in different career tracks is a challenge for those implementing research information management systems. At Texas A&M University, we have tightly integrated our institutional repository with our VIVO instance, Scholars@TAMU, so that our repository can act as a publishing platform for faculty. This presentation will address the rationale and outcomes associated with the development of a digital collection that curates teaching materials in our institutional repository that allows faculty to self-deposit teaching materials alongside a long-standing sibling collection for research articles and how these digital publications are used to represent faculty expertise and accomplishments in Scholars@TAMU profiles. Specifically, this presentation will address the need for such a collection by examining the changing nature of faculty careers and related evaluative processes like promotion and tenure review. In addition, we will share details on the metadata standards related to the repository and this collection and the integration of this new collection with our VIVO instance. Finally, we will present examples of specific faculty profiles that will illustrate the utility of Texas A&M University Libraries integrated scholarly ecosystem to represent the range and diversity of faculty expertise and the support for faculty success in alternative career tracks.