Copyright (C) 2015 Steven Braun
This repository provides the code for Manifold, an automated research impact analytics platform that was developed by Steven Braun for use in the University of Minnesota Libraries and Medical School.
Manifold is a platform that creates web-accessible profiles of scholarly output and research impact for scholars. Profiles are generated for individual faculty, departments, and custom subsets of faculty. These profiles generate lists of publications (data thereof pulled through the Scopus API), metrics of research impact, and visualizations to contextualize those measures. These data can be exported for further custom analytics purposes.
ABOUT THE FILES
Manifold is built on a standard LAMP stack; all pages and data processes are executed via PHP scripts, data are stored in a MySQL database, and the platform is handled via a Linux/Apache server configuration. The code is intended to be lightweight and extensible to enable further development and institution-specific customization.
USING THE FILES
The code for Manifold in its entirety, including all files in this repository, is protected under a GNU General Public License (v2). See LICENSE.md for more details. In subsequent modifications and distributions, full attribution must be given to the original author (Steven Braun).
Full documentation for Manifold is provided in the file MANIFOLD_FULL_DOCUMENTATION (PDF). This includes a more detailed description of its system structure as well as screenshots of its functionality.
This code is published without any guarantee of fitness of use or warranty. However, the author (Steven Braun) may be contacted to help answer questions as needed. Please contact via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.