Case Study – Elements at Duke University

Duke University is one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Some facts surrounding their implementation of Elements in 2012:

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Key Statistics

  • Over 6,000 of these users are faculty members, whose data are being used to build public VIVO profiles.
  • Over 110,000 records were imported from existing legacy systems to aid in the migration.
  • 3,000 items in their institutional repository have been linked to Elements records.
  • All repository items have Open Access links, allowing visitors to discover full texts via DOIs, PubMed IDs or other links provided by the authors.

VIVO integration

In partnership with the Provost’s office, Duke implemented Elements alongside integration with the VIVO network, to support the creation of faculty profiles, as well as the management of citations and repository content for all staff. Their VIVO profiles can be viewed on Scholars@Duke.