Making data entry easier for Activity Insight users is a strategic imperative at Digital Measures. So we’re pleased to announce a new data integration partnership with Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
With more than 60 million records, Scopus comprises a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
“We know one of the biggest challenges to success with any faculty activity reporting solution is loading publication citation information. This is especially frustrating to faculty when the information already resides in other systems, so we’ve made it a top priority to enable faculty to easily bring their data into Activity Insight.” said Matt Bartel, Digital Measures founder and CEO.
Other data partners include Crossref and PubMed; information from other sources can be imported via BibTeX files. In addition, Digital Measures plans to offer additional major data import partners before the end of 2017.
Direct data imports have additional advantages for Activity Insight users including:
- Increased faculty buy-in. Demonstrating a serious commitment to respecting faculty’s time fosters buy-in and increased use of the system.
- Improved data quality. Citations will come in with correct and complete information, including collaborators.
- Reduced time getting data into the system. Directly importing data into the system takes much less time than manual entry. This makes more faculty activity data available for reporting as soon as possible.
If you’re interested in directly importing data from Scopus into Activity Insight, please contact us.