June 28th, 2016 | Category : bepress Development Blogs

Digital Commons Development Roadmap: June 2016

A new round of features are in the works for Digital Commons and SelectedWorks. This week we are highlighting some of the major improvements coming to Digital Commons over the next several months.

Soon bepress will be integrating ORCID identifiers into Digital Commons and SelectedWorks. During 2016, we will begin our integration with ORCID by collecting the identifiers for authors across both platforms. As adoption of the ORCID identifier continues to grow, we will work with our community to identify and develop features and integrations based on ORCID. If you’re interested in adding ORCID features to your repository, please contact outreach@bepress.com.

Advanced Administrator Tools:
We love providing the high level of support that keeps your IRs thriving, but we also know that some of you would like the ability to get under the hood of your sites. Stay tuned this fall when we unveil a new opportunity for experienced IR administrators to build-your-own collections, including:

  • Creating new communities
  • Creating new series, and
  • Creating new book and image galleries

If you aren’t feeling the DIY spirit, don’t worry; we will continue to provide the same level of support and service as we always have.

Author Dashboard enhancements:
Authors need to demonstrate the impact of their research, so we’ll soon be expanding the reporting capabilities of the Author Dashboard. Like the Digital Commons Dashboard, the Author Dashboard will include flexible date range options and the ability for authors to easily share their dashboards. These enhancements will make it simple for authors to illustrate the impact their work is having, including with tenure and review committees. Also on the horizon: additional impact information from the Digital Commons Network, which will let authors know when they are popular in a particular discipline.

We hope that you’re as excited about these coming features as we are! Next week we will have information about some new features coming to SelectedWorks. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at outreach@bepress.com.