[Web4lib] Faculty Publications Databases

Tonya Allen allen at pop.psu.edu
Tue Jul 11 14:56:16 EDT 2006

We use a faculty publications database as the basis for a number of web
pages generated via ColdFusion. One database is the source for listings
of: publications displayed on faculty web biosketches; publications
resulting from funded research projects; publications to be included in
the institute's newsletters; publications to be included in yearly report
to the funding agency; etc., etc., etc.

The motivation for establishing the database was to avoid duplication of
work (updating numerous static pages and documents each time a new or
updated citation became available).

Date created: Began life as an Access database in 1997; ColdFusion front
end added in 1999 or 2000.

Citations are gathered mainly via monthly searches of various
bibliographic databases, and from biosketch updates submitted by faculty.

The database includes citations, and links to full text and/or abstracts
when available.

A few of our web pages generated from this database:


Hope this helps! If you have further questions, feel free to contact me


Tonya Allen
Webmaster, Population Research Institute
The Pennsylvania State University
allen at pop.psu.edu

> On Thursday 29 June 2006 10:13, Barbara Blummer wrote:
>> *Please excuse the cross postings*
>> I  am researching the availability of faculty publication databases from
>> library web pages. I would appreciate receiving any information on this
>> topic. I am especially interested in
>> - motivation for creation
>> - date created
>> - software utilized
>> - how the citations or documents are gathered
>> - full text or citation based
>> - faculty input of materials
>> - if the existence of an institutional repository will affect the future
>> of the database
>> Thank you so much for your help.
>> Barbara Blummer
>> Center for Computing Sciences
>> bablumm at super.org

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