Features

Specifically developed for the complexity and robustness of a diverse academic community, Myne provides several unique features:

  • Dynamic User Profiles that faculty and students can edit to include their names, contact information, areas of expertise, research/creative projects, documentation of works, portfolio links, teaching history, syllabi, streaming lectures, and much more.  They can also add searchable tags on their profiles in order to indicate a range of different interest areas.  (Users will have the option of publicly sharing as much or as little of their profiles as they wish.)
  • Integration with Existing Academic Technologies and Databases (e.g., Banner and ALVIN systems) that provide course information, degree status, job titles, and other university-held information.  Myne automatically verifies and reconciles user-generated content against these internal datasets.
  • A Flexible Data Hub that aggregates user-generated information alongside the university’s “official” datasets.  Myne can efficiently feed this combined content to school websites and magazines, blogs, and mobile applications.
  • Robust Search Capabilities that provide detailed results and filtered browsing.  In addition, search terms are sequenced and analyzed in order to generate brand new content (e.g., suggested tag-words to use in future searches).  This new content opens up additional avenues for discovering hidden connections to other scholars.
  • Visual Representations of Connections among users, along with overlaps in expertise, interests, research/creative projects, programs, courses, syllabi, and profile tags.
  • Customizable Permission System that allows for varying levels of read/write access.  This facilitates a collective – or “distributed” – model of data maintenance and updating.
  • Integration with External Social Networking Sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Myne will also incorporate a customizable WordPress plug-in to facilitate simple feeds to users’ personal blogs and media profiles.