Use OCLC Research to Examine the Realities of Research Data Management at Your Institution

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with North American members of the OCLC Research Library Partnership in Baltimore, Maryland, and to engage in a day-long discussion about evolving scholarly services and workflows, particularly institutional repositories, research data management, and research information management. The OCLC Research Library Partnership provides a unique transnational collaborative network …

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Take the OCLC-euroCRIS survey of research information management practices

Research information management (RIM), also often called Current Research Information Systems (CRISs), is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of metadata about research activities. Institutional RIM adoption, in tandem with activities by publishers, funders, and libraries, can help to reliably connect a complex scholarly communications landscape of researchers, affiliations, publications, datasets, grants, projects, and their persistent …

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Making a Book Open Access at HathiTrust.org

About thirteen years ago I compiled six years worth of my monthly “Digital Library” columns published by Library Journal, and edited, updated, and collected them into chapters that Library Journal published as Managing the Digital Library under it’s Reed Press imprint. Unfortunately, Reed Press imploded not long after the book was published and I was …

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