FAQsThis page will contain FAQs and information about upcoming new data models and functionality for SCHOLARS@FIU.
- 1: Why don’t I see all of my citations under my profile?
A1:Our first citation load is from the Web of Science. In 2020, we will bring in many more citations from other sources, including Panther180, ORCID, CrossRef, PubMed, MLA, etc.
- 2: I don’t see my photo. Or, I want a different photo to be used.
A2: Photos were manually curated from a host of FIU webpages. In 2020, we will have a system for you to choose/submit your own photo. In the meantime, if you see a problem (e.g. photo does not match your name, or we could not locate your photo), send an email with your photo to Scholars@fiu.edu.
- 3: I prefer my citations be pulled from Panther180 or Google Scholar. Can you help me import into Scholars@FIU?
A3A: Yes to P180: If your Panther180 citations are complete, we can export in an Excel file for you to review. We can then load into Scholars@FIU.
A3B: Google Scholar would be more difficult. P180 is preferred. You can, however, export your citations from Google Scholar using BibTex format. Next, it is possible to convert from BibTex to a special CSV format. Please contact us at Scholars@fiu.edu to discuss the possibility.
- 4: I see a problem with my data; or, I want to send you something to add to my profile. How do I contact you?
A4: Send an email to Scholars@fiu.edu with your question or request, and include a phone number, name and FIU department.
- 5: I see you only list my grants from my time at FIU. How do I get grants from my prior institutional affiliation to be loaded?
A5: There are several ways. We can export from Panther180 if you have entered all your prior grants there. If you already have them in ORCID, or another online system, please contact us at Scholars@fiu.edu.
- 6: I noticed the dollar amounts of my grants are not listed. Why?
A6: Scholars@FIU is not the institutional system of record for financial amounts. Since award amounts and actual expenditures sometimes do not easily match year-by-year, we currently focus on highlighting your expertise and the nature of the grant.
- 7: Is there a way to share or export my scholarship and impact story to my personal or departmental web pages?
A7: Absolutely. We are developing web widgets and other ways to syndicate your profile and scholarship record to other FIU and personal web pages. Please contact us at Scholars@fiu.edu to set up an appointment.
- 8: I found some of my citations in Scholars@FIU that have not been attached to my profile. Can you correct?
A8: Yes. Sometimes an article in our first load was not immediately matched to your profile, either because you worked at another university and published there, or because of a name variation. In 2020, you should see many more citations aligned to your name.
- 9: You mention more work and improvements coming in 2020. Can you point me to other university scholars sites, so I understand what my future profile and record will look like?
A9: We are collaborating with the open source VIVO community, whose system powers Scholars@FIU. Duke University and Texas A&M have been especially helpful. Their sites can be found at https://Scholars.duke.edu and https://Scholars.tamu.edu.
- 10: It looks like Scholars@FIU can help my department’s upcoming accreditation visit. How can we get more involved with your team?
A10: We are looking for early adopters and power users who want to work with us. We hope to find key FIU faculty and staff who are assisting their units in data and marketing needs -- and who can join scholarly data team.
- 11: What types of end-users search Scholars@FIU?
A11: Other scholars systems often experience 50% of site traffic coming from outside the university, including: Faculty at other universities searching for cross-institutional teams; press looking for commentary on breaking news; businesses looking for public-private partnerships, and more. Those searching from within are often students trying to find classes and faculty to work with; or faculty/staff searches.