Phase I of online profiles replicates the Sloan Student PhotoBook, which is distributed in printed book version and as individual biocards to faculty, and collects Address, Education, Employment and Personal information on all students. Contribution is voluntary; students can suppress all data except name and email address if they choose, or they can unsuppress a specified subset if their information. Group administrators can download a CSV class list of student names and email addresses. Profiles are displayed within classes and communities on FaceBook and Thumbnail pages linked from the People and Member List pages with sorting by alpha slider.
The PhotoBook Administrator (PBA) and Site Wide Administrator (SWA) can download CSVs of all information or of unsuppressed information in addition to the class list. These admins can also add new profile field types or edit existing profile fields (change question, add a choice to drop down list, delete a field entirely).
In addition, we are adding community-level searching and cross-community (site wide) search functionality this fall. Searches will honor permissions (based on a user's level of access) and each user's suppression settings.
Phase II of online profiles is to move the students in the classes of 2004 from our enterprise database into SloanSpace profiles. Following that, faculty and staff data will be moved over. Farther out, alumni. Also, printable biocards will be added for users in PDF format (probably), the bulk upload utility will be enhanced to allow the SWA to create student accounts and pre-fill some profile data at the same time; the PBA will have greater control over the display of profile fields and categories; and the PBA will be able to extract CSVs of specific information as desired.
No, there is no documentation written yet, but until it is, anyone can direct questions to me.