Lots more on researcher identifiers

I blogged earlier this year inviting feedback on the OCLC Research Registering Researchers in Authority Files Task Group‘s draft report-and we did receive some, much appreciated. Now the report is published! Along with it, we’ve published supplementary datasets detailing our research: our use case scenarios characteristics profiles of 20 research networking or identifier systems an …

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Evolving Scholarly Record workshop (Part 3)

This is the third of three posts about the workshop. Part 1 introduced the Evolving Scholarly Record framework.  Part 2 described the two plenary discussions.  This part summarizes the breakout discussions. Following the presentations, attendees divided into breakout groups.  There were a variety of suggested topics, but the discussions took on lives of their own.  …

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Evolving Scholarly Record workshop (Part 2)

This is the second of three posts about the workshop. Part 1 introduced the Evolving Scholarly Record framework.  This part summarizes the two plenary discussions. Research Records and Artifact EcologiesNatasa Miliç-Frayling, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge Natasa illustrated the diversity and complexity of digital research information comparing it to a rainbow and asking how do …

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The Elusive User

  Each year, OCLC Research staff gather together to review current activities and to plan for the upcoming year. During this year’s meeting, which happened in September, we reviewed our activity areas. I lead the User Behavior Studies and Synthesis activity area; our group engaged in a discussion about describing and possibly renaming the activity area. …

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