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What are SelectedWorks Scholarly Profiles?

Scholar Profiles on SelectedWorks provide an online platform for faculty to widen their readership, network with others in their field, and get metrics about the impact of their work.   SelectedWorks allows faculty to partner with the Library to build an online scholarly presence that is reputable, sustainable, and complete. 


Why SelectedWorks?

  • Maximize Readership
  • Showcase your scholarship
  • Measure impact

Statistics provided by SelectedWorks-Author Dashboard

  • The Author Dashboard is a personalized reporting tool for authors with works published in DigitalCommons@Fairfield and SelectedWorks. Once you've contributed content to DigitalCommons@Fairfield and a SelectedWorks Scholar Profile has been created for you, you can easily access your dashboard to view up-to-date download information for every work you publish, as well as global insights into the sources of readership.

    Use the Dashboard to quickly pull up readership for a body of work or for individual articles. Explore recent data, all-time, or choose a custom date range. You also have options to share your data with others and export statistics for use in external applications.

    Be sure to look at this very short video about Author Dashboards here

 Other advantages

  • Unlimited custom Expert Galleries can be created to connect faculty with media opportunities, grant funders, research collaborators, and students to mentor. These custom galleries seamlessly embed into any website, including campus pages. Contact the DigitalCommons@Fairfield Team at  for more information
  • Faculty can keep SelectedWorks site up and available even if you leave Fairfield University because all content posted is perpetually available.  If your new institution also has a SelectedWorks account, then you can change your current SelectedWorks account to reflect the look and feel of your new institution by simply changing your affiliation.  Contact if you require assistance.

Establishing a SelectedWorks site


  • SelectedWorks Scholar Profile pages are available to Fairfield University faculty members who contribute content to DigitalCommons@Fairfield.
  • The DigitalCommons@Fairfield Team at the Library will create your Selected Works Scholar Profile page for you.


  • The first step is to contact the DigitalCommons@Fairfield Team at with your CV or other information regarding any content you would like added to DigitalCommons@Fairfield.
  • The DigitalCommons@Fairfield Team will conduct all the necessary rights-checking and metadata gathering and the permissible content will be uploaded into DigitalCommons@Fairfield.
  • After your content has been loaded into the repository, the DigitalCommons@Fairfield Team will create your SelectedWorks page and “collect” all the content in DigitalCommons@Fairfield over to your SelectedWorks page.
  • You will receive an automatically generated email once your SelectedWorks site is visible on our site. At that time you may go into your SelectedWorks account and edit it as you see fit.
  • Once your site has been created, it is recommended that you share the URL in your Outlook email signature and on your personal webpage.

NOTE: It is very important to have all permissible content first loaded into DigitalCommons@Fairfield to avoid technical and access issues. Thank you for your cooperation. Your questions are welcomed via

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