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How to Use Digital Measures

Announcement

Digital Measures Subscription Ending 10/26 10/19/2020

By Julie Chen and Joe Hartman
 

Due to budget constraints brought on by the current financial climate, the university-wide license with Digital Measures will be suspended as of Oct. 26, 2020.

Currently, the content of your Faculty Profile is populated by information in your Digital Measures (DM) account and refreshed daily. However, with this change, the content that you have in your DM account as of Oct. 26 will be retained as your faculty profile, with future updates completed through the 
Web Services ticketing system. The data in DM as of Oct. 26 will be retained for future use with software to be determined at a later date.

For this reason, we ask that faculty please update your content in Digital Measures before Oct. 26. You will not be able to log into DM after Oct. 26. Faculty profile information will be migrated to Tridion, the university content management system. 

Beginning on Nov. 9, changes to your faculty profile can be made through a web ticket (updates will be made through the Tridion system). The Tridion system will be used as a temporary solution for populating the faculty profiles, to be replaced by a more permanent solution that will be determined through an RFP.

The exception to the above plan is the Manning School of Business. Through a partial agreement with Digital Measures, faculty of the Manning School will continue to update all of their content through the Digital Measures interface through Oct. 31, 2021.

An additional reason that we ask you to update your DM content is that we will be using the DM content to determine recognition for the Faculty Symposium on Dec. 2 and we want to ensure an accurate representation of faculty work.

If you have any questions about the transition from Digital Measures, please ema
i
l VCRI@uml.edu.

Digital Measures is a repository for the building blocks of your professional activities, research, scholarship, and service. 

Digital Measures is a simple and effective way to store and export data on a faculty level and a departmental level. This program allows you to input and organize your information on teaching, service activities, research, grants etc. while also having the capability to download this data as a specific form, such as a 16A Annual Faculty Report, CV or NSF Sketch.

How to Navigate this Guide

This guide will get you on the right track to starting your Digital Measures Profile. Begin by looking over the descriptions of this guide's pages:

  • How to Use Digital Measures: Understand how to start your Profile and get a feel for the layout of the program, including its two main features: Entering Data and Displaying Data.

  • Entering Data: The first of DM's features; learn the basics of imputing your information onto the website with tutorials, step-by-step instructions and testimonials. A sub-page of this includes importing citations from a secondary site and additional tips and features.

  • Displaying Data: The second of DM's features; learn how beneficial Digital Measures is with these tutorials and testimonials on how to download forms.

  • Benefits of Digital Measures: Understand where this information is being used and how DM facilitates communication between colleagues, colleges and schools, and campuses.