New Feature Alert! Improved Author Profiles in HeinOnline

Author Profile Pages, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline’s built-in Author Profile Pages highlight the scholarly work of authors throughout its databases by compiling each author’s publications, biographical information, ScholarCheck statistics, and more in one handy-dandy place. Over the years, valuable feedback from both authors and librarians has helped HeinOnline refine its author profiles, allowing users to better understand the context of an author’s work while also helping authors better promote their publications.

Our latest additions to Author Profile Pages are now live in beta form:

(1) Subjects identified with a particular author are now displayed on many author profile pages.

(2) Explore This Author is a new interactive tool which uses metadata…

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U.S. News Law School Scholarly Impact: An Update from HeinOnline

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, ScholarCheck, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This past February, U.S. News announced that they were considering evaluating U.S. law school scholarly impact and would be using HeinOnline as the source for the citation data.

Since this announcement, we have received many questions and concerns from the library community, so we would like to take this opportunity to provide some background information and an update on our involvement with this project.

Last summer we were approached by a group of law school deans and professors who asked if we would consider collaborating with U.S. News in regards to scholarly impact analysis. Because HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library contains comprehensive coverage of more than 2,700 legal periodicals…

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Call Us, Maybe? New Feature Now Available Thanks to a Customer Suggestion!

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, MyHein, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The support team at HeinOnline is extremely receptive to feedback. Customers call us, chat us, and even tweet us with suggestions. Each suggestion is carefully looked at and evaluated. Raquel Gabriel, Professor & Director of the Law Library at CUNY School of Law, recently reached out to us on live chat and suggested that we add a direct link to an author’s profile page via their MyHein. We agreed that this would be a convenient shortcut, and within days this new feature was added! We’d like to thank Professor Gabriel for this constructive suggestion.

Author Profile Links

Authors who have enhanced their author profile page to include their email address and have also created a MyHein account using the same email address will now see a direct link to access their author profile page via the MyHein menu…

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U.S. News Considers Using Hein’s ScholarCheck to Evaluate Law School Scholarly Impact

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, ScholarCheck, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

U.S. News & World Report is the global authority in education rankings. They specifically rank the Best Law Schools based on a number of factors including LSAT scores, job placement success, student-faculty ratio, and much more. U.S. News has been collaborating with the Hein Company to potentially create a new ranking, which would evaluate the scholarly impact of law schools across the United States.

Analyzing Scholarly Impact

Robert Morse, the Chief Data Strategist for U.S. News and author of the Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings blog

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New Metric Added to Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Twitter Feedback Leads to New Metric

Professor Orin Kerr is one of the Law Journal Library‘s most popular authors and an avid user of Twitter. Recently, Professor Kerr sent us a direct message on Twitter with several points of feedback on HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages. He offered the suggestion to add a new metric: average number of citations per article. This new metric counts the cumulative number of times this author’s articles have been cited by other articles, then divides this number by this author’s total number of articles written, to calculate the average number of citations per article.

The new metric is not factored into an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking analysis…

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Everything You Need to Know about Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase and promote an author’s scholarly work. This page automatically displays a list of an author’s articles and ScholarCheck statistics and can be enhanced to include a photo, biographical information, and links to the author’s website and social media accounts. Use email alerts to stay up to date with authors’ works. Let’s take a closer look at this HeinOnline feature and what’s new!

Accessing Author Profile Pages

To find an author profile page, use the Advanced Search option found on the Law Journal Library homepage…

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Author Self-Citations, ScholarCheck Rankings, and Twitter Buzz

Author Profile Pages, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Recently, HeinOnline added a metric to Author Profile Page citation data: Self-Citations. This metric counts the cumulative number of times that an author has cited his or her own work. It is not factored into the overall ScholarCheck ranking analysis, nor does it affect the overall citation count.

The concept of self-citation has been discussed for some time. This Scholarly Kitchen post, Do We Need a Self-Citation Index? inspired the development and addition of this metric to HeinOnline’s citation data.

About Self-Citation

Self-citation…

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NEW: Similar Article Email Alerts for Author Profile Pages!

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We have enhanced our Author Profile Pages yet again with the help of machine learning and natural language processing tools! Users can now receive email alerts when articles are added to HeinOnline that are similar to those written by a specific author. Authors who write on particular subjects will love this feature! We would like to thank Mary Whisner, from the University of Washington School of Law, for this suggestion!

How to Set Up an Email Alert

To find an author profile page, use the Advanced Search option found on the Law Journal Library homepage…

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NEW: Citation Data Extraction is Now Available for Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline recently added a new feature perfect for librarians and scholars tracking citation metrics for an institution’s faculty: users now have the ability to download a CSV of ScholarCheck metrics for an entire institution! This helpful tool was developed thanks to a suggestion from Brian Huffman from William S. Richardson School of Law Library.

Author Profile Pages

HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase and promote an author’s scholarly work. This page automatically displays a list of an author’s articles and ScholarCheck statistics, and can be enhanced to include a photo…

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New Author Profile Email Alert Now Available

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Users who have authored articles in HeinOnline or who follow the work of professors and colleagues will love this new feature! Users are now able to receive email alerts when works by authors of their choice are accessed by other HeinOnline researchers. This feature was developed thanks to a suggestion by Shawn Nevers, Deputy Librarian at Brigham Young University.

How to Set Up Email Alerts

To access the profile page for a particular author, simply search for that author using the Advanced Search option on the Law Journal Library homepage…

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