Using Pure content on University websites

In addition to Explore Bristol Research Pure content is currently being re-used on other University websites in several ways:

PeopleProfiler school/department websites

Over 70 schools, department and faculties use PeopleProfiler websites for the display of staff lists. All publications lists, photos of academics and research interests statements on PeopleProfiler profiles are actually coming from Pure. An example of this is on the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies website. Pure content on these websites is updated every night.

There is obviously some duplication of functionality between PeopleProfiler profiles and Explore Bristol Research profiles. For further information about the future of academic web profiles see the Summer 2013 Pure communication (PDF, 438kB) under the heading The Future of Academic Web Profiles.

Research Information Data Service

IT Services are developing a Research Information Data Service that enables the automatic repurposing of research information held in Pure via websites and system applications as needed.

The first phase of this data service is a publications widget for organisations. The widget displays lists of Pure publications information associated with any School / Department / Research Group. The lists can be configured to show full or minimal citation information, to show publications published in certain years or of a certain type (journal articles, book chapters etc). The widget can also include a search box, so that website visitors can search for specific words within the list. Lists include links through to the full publication records on Explore Bristol Research and (where supplied) to the DOI.

Here are a few examples of the widget in use:

More examples will be added here as they become available.

The widget is available to be used on any organisation website that is hosted within the University of Bristol.

Pure content lists on websites

It is possible to display lists of research content from Pure on other websites. These can be publication or activities lists, limited to school, department or to specific keywords. The lists are in RSS format, which can be inserted into any website hosted on the University content management system (CMS). The PolicyBristol research web pages have examples of this.   The public relations web team can help set up Pure lists on CMS sites. There are limitations to the sorting and formatting available using Pure RSS feeds, which is the Research Information Data Service has been created (see above).

Searching Explore Bristol Research from websites

It is possible to put a search box on any website that links through to Explore Bristol Research and returns all people, publications, and activities that match that search term. Again, content explored can be limited to school, department, or to match keywords.  Examples of this can be found on the PolicyBristol research page, Explore PolicyBristol Research and on the Department of Economics homepage.  The public relations web team can help with this.