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Challenge #1: Profiles (5/29-6/9)

27 replies, 24 voices Last updated by  Caitlin Duffy 1 year, 2 months ago
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    Scott Banville

    Hi All,

    Here’s my profile. Like many of us, I’ll probably add a few things between now and the deadline, especially the “about me” section.

    And I’ll have to find a better head shot for the profile image than the one have right now.



    Marissa K. López

    It’s a work in progress, but:


    Catherine Winters

    Made a few updates to include more information, though this also made me realize that there is more I should do. Here is the update thus far:


    Katharine G. Trostel


    It has been so helpful to see how everyone is approaching this challenge & to learn from your examples.

    Thanks to each of you for sharing.

    I took some time this evening to explore the ORCID ID, too, which was something I hadn’t heard about before the mini-challenge.

    Here is a link to my profile:

    Looking forward to learning more!


    Joelle Mann

    Hi all,

    Glad I made it just in time to finish the first challenge! I made some changes to my profile. I could use a new profile pic. but since I’ve been staring at a computer screen all day for the class I’m teaching online, this probably isn’t my best photo moment.
    It’s been fun seeing all of your profiles. Mine is here!

    Happy Weekend!


    Eliseo Jacob

    Hi everyone!

    I’m excited to participate in this years HC summer camp.  My profile is still a work in progress, but here it is:

    Have a good weekend!


    J. Caity Swanson

    Hi All! Here’s my profile so far: Reading the past comments on profile pics, I realized mine is a little fuzzy. Hopefully, I can get a better/clearer picture before the summer camp is over.


    Sarah Kiewitz

    Hello All,

    I think this is about as done as it will get before we leave for travels this week:

    I’ll be in Germany soon working on some bits of German translation of works I need for a project, and I’ll also be on vacation : ), but I hope to be able to complete more of the profile through challenges in the coming weeks!

    Doing this, I realized I have no good head shots of my now blond hair : ), so this will have to do.

    Enjoy the weekend!

    –Sarah Kiewitz


    Marissa K. López

    About photos, our department brought somebody in to take head shots of faculty and grad students when we updated our web site last year.  This was optional, and I was surprised that more people didn’t do it … well, not really surprised about faculty, but the grad students?  Come on!  They were practically born on the internet but still have a hard time wrapping their heads around their “online presence.”

    Anyway, that’s an option, if you can convince your department to do it.  Also, our Career Center offers periodic “Linked In Photo Booths” at their events, where staff will take pictures for grad students.  Before we got the head shots my professional pic was from a Linked In booth I popped into, even though it’s been a long time since I was a grad student.

    Just two ideas, for those of you with energy to effect a photographic change for the common good.

    For my cover photo, well, that’s a no brainer: I do love UCLA.  And marching bands.  Go, Bruins!


    Linda Levitt

    I’m still working on my profile and need to write the “About” and attach a CV. It’s satisfying to create a space that better represents me than what was there before. I’m here:


    Andrew Carroll

    So I’m late to the game since I was camping last week but here is my profile. I am glad I did it, I realized some of my conference presentations and other things I’ve done left off my CV


    Charlie Gleek

    Hi all. I’ve updated my profile here. I too struggle with considering what sort of photo (professionally-staged vs. one that doesn’t look ‘too’ academic) to include in public profiles. Thankfully, ORCID has no option for a profile photo. I went with the latter for my HC profile, as I think photos of me in the lab or the classroom come off a little too stuffy(?).

    I’m also curious; does HC allow users to track stats/traffic to their profiles? I know we can on our WordPress sites, but I wonder if there’s a way to see this data on the HC side. Having this could help to incentivize us to keep our profiles- another version of our cv– up to date during semesters. How do other folks work with maintaining multiple public profiles?



    Caitlin Duffy

    @cgleek Humanities Commons doesn’t currently offer stats on profiles at the moment because the team is trying to be thoughtful about what they implement. That being said, they do plan to have some metrics around CORE deposits emailed periodically.

    The HC team is very open to hearing users’ thoughts. If you have ideas about what metrics would be useful, email them at or share your thoughts in the Feedback and Feature Requests group.

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