Add student profiles from Alma as Creators or Contributors for Assets
We would like to track presentations, grants, student art exhibits, performances, and other activities that would qualify as artistic or scholarly outputs by students completed as part of their studies. We would like to add students (via their Alma profile) as Creators or Contributors to research assets. However, it doesn't seem like we can do this unless we add students as researchers. We do not want to create researcher profiles for students. Esploro allows tracking of these via ‘Assets’ but students can only be manually added, instead of imported from their Alma user record. This prevents us from running analytics that includes student identifiers (e.g. ID number, email address) that could be used by our Institutional Effectiveness office to report outcomes of the academic program.
Enhancement request - add ability to add student Alma accounts as ‘Authors’ or ‘Contributors’ to Assets. This would link student contributors to Alma records so that identifiers can be searched in Analytics. ETDs already allow for this.
An alternative would be to modify the ETD submission form to include these types of submissions, but I don’t know the long-term implications of this but would welcome feedback on either of these options as we make plans to add student assets to the system.