SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
2011
Jun

For staff members

User Guide

 Click here to download the SEEK Quick Reference User Guide

 

Logging in to SEEK

Before you can log in to SEEK, you must be registered on the system. Please email the SEEK Administrator at the following e-mail address: seek@salford.ac.uk. Login using your normal University of Salford network username (e.g. abc123) and password. Please remember passwords are case-sensitive.

Please be aware that if you were previously issued with a separate SEEK user name and password, these will no longer work.

If you have any problems logging in, please contact the SEEK Administrator by e-mail at the following e-mail address: seek@salford.ac.uk.

Amending Your Profile

The SEEK profile is arranged in to the following sections:

  • Profile photo
  • Contact details
  • Roles & Positions
  • Profile summary
  • Qualifications
  • Projects
  • Publications
  • Presence
  • Search keywords

You can amend each section by clicking on the appropriate Edit button. This will be located at the top right hand of each section. Upon clicking the Edit button, where available, the system will display further options related to that section.
 

Adding / changing profile photo

To amend or add a new profile photo, simply click the “Photo Options” button underneath the profile picture. You will be taken to that manage photo screen, where you can update your profile photo.
 

Amending contact details

Clicking the Edit button next to your name will take you to the amend contact details form where you can amend your basic contact details. Please note that in this version you cannot edit your e-mail address as you were able to in previous versions. This is because your account requires a valid university e-mail address, which is linked to your SEEK account. Hence, it is not possible to edit this anymore. However if you have any issues related to this please contact the SEEK Administrator who will be able to assist you.
 

Roles and Positions 

The roles and positions section displays your research unit memberships, both current and historic. These are managed centrally and are added and amended by your local area administrator. If any roles require amendment please select the “Request role amendment” option from the edit menu.
You can choose the roles that are displayed on the main profile view by selecting the “add / remove from profile” link from the edit options menu. Please be aware that users visiting your profile will be able to view all your roles and positions by clicking the “view all” button the top of the roles section.
 

Summary 

The summary section of your profile is a free text area which you can use to record any additional information about yourself or your research. The edit summary form uses a leading open source text editor which allows you to format your summary as you require, including the ability to add links, headings, bullet points and much more.
 

Qualifications 

The qualifications section can be edited by clicking on the edit button and selecting the required action. You can add a new qualification, amend existing qualifications and choose which qualifications are to be displayed on the main profile view. SEEK also allows you to add additional information regarding each qualification if required.
 

Projects

Information about research projects are managed centrally by the contracts office. If you have any queries regarding projects please contact the Contracts Office or use the “request project amendment” link from the it options menu. 

Profile visitors can ony view publicly available projects. You can choose to make a project ldquo;private” thus hiding it from public view. ou can eit individual project privacy settings by selecting the “edit privacy settings” from the edit options menu.  

You can select which projects are to appear on the main profile view by selecting the “add / remove from profile” link. Please be aware that you are required to display at least one project (if you have available public projects) on the main view.
 

Publications

SEEK allows users to record information about a variety of research publications. Once you have added the relevant information, SEEK will automatically construct the Harvard Reference for the type of publication you have entered. To add new publications simply select “add new” from the publications edit options menu. 

You can choose to hide publications from public view by selecting the “edit privacy settings” link from the publications edit menu options. Selecting the link will display a list of all your publications, to hide publications you can simply select the required publications and click the “make private” button. Similarly you can make private publications public by selecting the required publications from the “private publications” list and clicking the “make public” button.  

If you have publicly visible publications you can choose which publications you want to display on your main profile view, by selecting the “add / remove from profile” link from the edit options menu. However profile visitors will be able to view the list of all your publications by clicking the “view all” button at the top of the publications section. Please note that SEEK requires you to display at least one publication on the main profile view (where you have publicly available publications).
 

Presence 

The presence section can be used to record evidence of external esteem. SEEK allows you to record a variety of activities such as conference presentations, lectures, affiliations to external bodies and much more. 

Similar to the projects and publications section you can add new, edit existing and edit display options by clicking the edit button and selecting the appropriate link. If you have presence records in the system you are required to display at least one of these on the main profile view. Profile visitors will be able to view a list of all your presence items by clicking the “view all” button at the top of the presence section.
 

Search keywords

Search keywords are required by SEEK the search engine to find/locate staff that are interested in or carry out research in that particular area. You are encouraged to add search keywords to your profile to cover all your research interests.

You can add/remove search keywords by simply clicking the edit button at the top of the search keywords section and selecting the appropriate action from the options menu.

Publishing your profile

SEEK now uses a publishing mechanism which publishes user profiles as web-pages and allows them to be found by internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. You must publish your profile by clicking the “publish profile” button located at the top right hand corner of your profile page, to make profile changes visible.

16 June 2011