Himmelfarb Library Faculty Posters and Presentations

Document Type



Researcher Profiles; Research; Library Services; Scholarly Communications

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Researcher profile systems are web-based tools which attempt to capture the scholarly output of a researcher. Some tools such as Google Scholar profiles and ORCiDs are opt-in systems that researchers must actively create and cultivate. Others such as the Scopus author profile are algorithmically generated and must be claimed by an author and checked for accuracy.

These profiles continue to grow in importance as a way for fellow researchers, potential employers, and possible collaborators to learn about a researcher’s scholarship. Therefore, it’s important for researchers to maintain these profiles and to ensure that they are accurate and complete.

In order to support researchers in the departments served by the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, we developed an audit service to assess profiles in a variety of systems and to provide recommendations for improvement.

Open Access



Presented virtually at the 2021 Medical Library Association Annual Conference, May 2021.



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