Redesigning Groups: Managing and showcasing group hierarchies in Elements

Redesigning Groups: Managing and showcasing group hierarchies in Elements

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In this webinar, Senior Product Manager Sam Gibbons-Frendo gives an overview of changes to the functionality in utilising Groups to manage and showcase group hierarchies.

This session overviews:

  • How we have expanded Groups data structures to support the capture of additional information.
  • How Groups and Departments can be surfaced in public profiles via Discovery sites.
  • How to manage Groups in bulk and through the Elements UI.
  • Extensions to the data structure of groups to support the capture of a rich set of information.
  • How to programmatically manage group structure in bulk.
  • How to prepare for future work that will allow groups to be surfaced in Discovery (or other public profile systems).


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Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

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Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

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Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
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Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool