FAQ

Who manages this project?
Librarians and staff of the A.R. Dykes Library oversee development and maintenance of faculty profiles, add new publication data as it becomes available, and work with departments and centers to best present KUMC expertise. Please contact the liaison for your department or email us with your policy and technical questions or suggestions.
What are the goals for this project?
The goals of Meet Our Experts are to promote the work and collaboration of researchers and clinical experts at KU Medical Center and to make that work more discoverable.

Initiation Phase (completed September 30, 2010) of Meet Our Experts included:

  • Creating faculty profiles for all full-time KUMC faculty. Profiles include name, recent photo (if available), contact information, position titles, research/scholarship focus, and group memberships (departments, programs, etc.)
  • Works/publications – Phase I of this project focused on peer-reviewed publication data gathered from PubMed or CINAHL only.
  • Co-authors and collaborations at KUMC - visible based upon publication data
  • Direct links to publications – either via the Find It! Link (for the library’s journal subscriptions) or through , the KUMC digital repository (for open access works, gray literature, etc.)
  • Develop curation policies for faculty departures.
What now?
  • Librarians and staff at Dykes Library will be updating publication data a minimum of twice per year.
  • We manage profiles for new hires and departures on a regular basis.
  • We will gather publication data from additional databases and sources as needed.
  • We will work with a faculty advisory group to establish guidelines for additional content to be featured in Meet Our Experts, such as gray literature, grant information, teaching, and service activities.
  • We are providing data to KUMC's Enterprise Analytics team so that it may be reused in other line of business applications.
  • Improve integration with the KUMC web site and with Archie , our institutional repository.
  • Add new features such as support for author identifiers.

We welcome your suggestions for other content or enhancements to the site. If you need updated publication data sooner (for reports, accreditation, etc.), or profiles created for new hires, please contact your liaison for assistance.

Who can be included in Meet Our Experts?
Full-time faculty. Whether or not to include part-time or adjunct faculty is up to the faculty's department. Contact your department chair for more information.
Where do the popular research topics on my profile page come from?
The popular research topics are generated based upon publication data imported from PubMed or CINAHL. The terms that appear are the subject headings assigned to each article. We may choose to filter out certain subject headings that do not seem relevant for Meet Our Experts.
My photo doesn't appear when I view my department's home page in Meet Our Experts. Why?
The home page for a group (department) displays a random set of 15 photos at a time. A new batch of photos are displayed each time the page is refreshed. Another reason may be that there are no works (publications) attached to your profile - to appear in a photo scramble, you must have at least one work attached to your profile. Contact your library liaison if you want to add works to your profile.
Can Meet Our Experts help me compile annual reports, or update my CV or biosketch?
Yes! Under the Works category for each group (department) you can view a complete list of works for your department, or scroll down the page and use the menu on the left to limit the list of works by year or person.
Here's an example: Allergy, Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology
Once you've narrowed the list of works, select the 'send to:' drop-down menu option to the format style you need.

For individuals, the steps are the same: view the Works category for your profile page, narrow the list using the menu on the left, then format to the style you need. Or, save the citations you need, then view your saved items at the top of the page. This 'save' function acts as a shopping cart where citations can be saved until you are ready to use them.

Can I or someone in my department maintain my profile?
We are working to provide this option in the near future. We want to make the process safe, straightforward, and convenient for you and your staff.
Who should I contact with questions about my profile?
We have expanded our effort to collect and curate data. Please address questions about the data in your profile to your department or school's Library Liaison or email our Research Team.
What technology does Meet Our Experts use? Are there other features you're not telling me about?

Meet Our Experts is hosted and maintained by KU Medical Center. It runs on the opensource software Bibapp, developed by University of Wisconsin and University of Illinois.

The Bibapp exposes data and search results in multiple formats and is a real–world example of linked data. Following are some examples of Meet Our Experts data that can be repurposed for your website or application.

Every group and person has an RSS feed of their works in Experts, e.g. https://experts.kumc.edu/en/groups/17.rss

Feedburner provides an easy way to display real-time data from an RSS feed in your application.

Contact the KUMC Internet Development group to get help integrating Experts data into your department or faculty site.

Most objects (groups, people, works) as well as search results in Experts have standard Semantic Web representations. See examples below. People, works, and search results are available as RDF. Individual works are available as RDF and METS.

Some examples: Raw XML and JSON output are no longer supported for people and individual works. Use RSS, RDF, or METS.

  • RDF data for a person: https://experts.kumc.edu/en/people/199.rdf
  • RDF data for a work: https://experts.kumc.edu/en/works/5097.rdf
  • METS data for a work: https://experts.kumc.edu/en/works/5097.mets
  • JSON representation of search results: https://experts.kumc.edu/search?q=carcinogenesis&commit=Search&format=json
  • XML representation of search results: https://experts.kumc.edu/search?q=carcinogenesis&commit=Search&format=xml
  • RDF representation of search results: https://experts.kumc.edu/search?q=carcinogenesis&commit=Search&format=rdf