Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

My colleagues Rebecca Bryant and Merrilee Proffitt have summarized discussions at our 1 November 2017 regional OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting in Baltimore on evolving scholarly services and workflows and on moving forward with unique and distinctive collections. This summarizes our third discussion thread, on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We conducted an “Equity, Diversity …

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Announcing a Spanish language version of the Survey on Research Information Management Practices

We are pleased to announce that thanks to translation support from CONCYTEC, the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation, the international Survey of Research Information Management Practices, collaboratively developed by OCLC Research and euroCRIS, is now available in a Spanish-language version. CONCYTEC will be encouraging the completion of the survey by research organizations …

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The OCLC Research Library Partnership: moving forward with unique and distinctive collections

On November 1st, North American members of the OCLC Research Library Partnership came together in Baltimore to engage in day-long discussions on several topics. Rebecca has already posted about the discussion of evolving scholarly services and workflows. We also addressed issues pertaining to unique and distinctive collections, as well as conversations inspired by our recenturvey on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) …

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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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