What is it?

Calliope is a linked, open, profile exchange network designed to leverage common profile, activity, and other metadata fields existing within platforms that support digital scholarly communications and publishing. Calliope supports a consistent representation of scholarly work across platforms, streamlining scholarly profiles and representation of scholarly work.

How does it work?

At a basic level, Calliope functions as a connection point between systems. Scholars who set up profiles on a participating digital scholarly platform will have opportunities to connect information from other participating systems in the network.

For example, those who have an account on Humanities Commons are able to use the Calliope network to display their repository deposits on any WordPress website. This function allows scholars to show their work across multiple platforms while updating it in one location.

As the network expands, Calliope users will be able to populate their profiles on other platforms through the network. For example, a Humanities Commons user may not have to enter profile data in the Community Collaborative Review peer (CCR) review system because CALLIOPE will pull profile information from Humanities Commons. Likewise, work conducted within the CCR system may be reflected in the person’s Humanities Commons profile or connected to other systems in the network.