How to Use Digital Measures

how do I start entering data?

Once you have logged on and selected the Manage Your Activities tab you can begin entering data. Below you will find a description of the various types of data to enter. Start by familiarizing yourself with this first screen, exploring the possibilities in the Manage Your Activities page. For more information on importing citations from a secondary website and additional tips and features, check out the sub-pages on the left navigation. 

Types of Data

The first section of data to enter is your General Information.

Here you can change the basics including your contact information, research interests, other profiles, education, etc. Please see the Benefits of using DM to discover ways that this information is used for both your benefit and UMass Lowell's benefit.
 

For the majority of UMass Lowell faculty, this information has already been entered by library staff; however, we ask you routinely check this information and update as necessary.


To edit or add to a section, simply click on the screen name. On that screen you will see displayed the records already entered for that section. There are six possible actions you can take from each of these screens, though all six do not appear on all screens:

  • To add a new record, select the button.
  • To import items in bulk, select the button (available only for the Intellectual Contributions screen).
  • To delete a record, select the appropriate check box, and then select the button.
  • To edit a record, select the icon.
  • To view a record, select the icon.
    Note: For records that you can view but not edit or delete, these have been added to the system for you and have been set by your Digital Measures Administrator as uneditable. If such records need revision, contact your Administrator using the Contact Our Helpdesk link.
  • To copy a record, select the icon.

The next section of information includes all of your teaching data.

Here you can update advising, classes, graduate students, etc.

The scheduled teaching tab is automatically updated every Spring; therefore, you do not need to worry yourself with this data. You can however update your directed student learning information as well as non-credit instruction taught. 


To edit or add to a section, simply click on the screen name. On that screen you will see displayed the records already entered for that section. There are six possible actions you can take from each of these screens, though all six do not appear on all screens:

  • To add a new record, select the button.
  • To import items in bulk, select the button (available only for the Intellectual Contributions screen).
  • To delete a record, select the appropriate check box, and then select the button.
  • To edit a record, select the icon.
  • To view a record, select the icon.
    Note: For records that you can view but not edit or delete, these have been added to the system for you and have been set by your Digital Measures Administrator as uneditable. If such records need revision, contact your Administrator using the Contact Our Helpdesk link.
  • To copy a record, select the icon.

This third section includes exhibitions, research, presentations, grants, etc.


For the majority of faculty this information has been added. We do ask, however, that you access these sections and edit information as needed.


To edit or add to a section, simply click on the screen name. On that screen you will see displayed the records already imputed for that section. There are six possible actions you can take from each of these screens, though all six do not appear on all screens:

  • To add a new record, select the button.
  • To import items in bulk, select the button (available only for the Intellectual Contributions screen).
  • To delete a record, select the appropriate check box, and then select the button.
  • To edit a record, select the icon.
  • To view a record, select the icon.
    Note: For records that you can view but not edit or delete, these have been added to the system for you and have been set by your Digital Measures Administrator as uneditable. If such records need revision, contact your Administrator using the Contact Our Helpdesk link.
  • To copy a record, select the icon.

This last section includes any service performed on a variety of levels in the community.


This information has not been added, and is therefore the one section the faculty must enter in themselves.


To edit or add to a section, simply click on the screen name. On that screen you will see displayed the records already imputed for that section. There are six possible actions you can take from each of these screens, though all six do not appear on all screens:

  • To add a new record, select the button.
  • To import items in bulk, select the button (available only for the Intellectual Contributions screen).
  • To delete a record, select the appropriate check box, and then select the button.
  • To edit a record, select the icon.
  • To view a record, select the icon.
    Note: For records that you can view but not edit or delete, these have been added to the system for you and have been set by your Digital Measures Administrator as uneditable. If such records need revision, contact your Administrator using the Contact Our Helpdesk link.
  • To copy a record, select the icon.
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