The University has created a new website, Stanford Profiles, to support faculty and to facilitate their research activities by extending to other schools, institutes and administrative units on campus the Community Academic Profiles (CAP) system that has been available to School of Medicine faculty since 2004.
Every day, under a system developed by Stanford Libraries, new publications of faculty, students, postdocs and staff are exported to the CAP network, where the citations and other relevant data are displayed in the profile owner's inbox for review. Once an individual has approved a publication, it will appear on his or her profile. University Librarian Mike Keller said, “The utility of making public the records of our academic careers in order to facilitate more collaboration internally and elsewhere, and to make identifying possible instructors and intellectual mentors for students more easy is obvious. The Libraries’ knowledge management capacities and systems serve Stanford Profiles well now; we look to more developments in this program over time."
Reposted in part from the Stanford Report website.