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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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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Trust, sustainability, collaboration. . . and research libraries under the Greek sun

We recently returned from attending the LIBER annual conference, held in Patras, Greece. LIBER is the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries and serves as an important professional organization for national and university libraries throughout Europe. We attended to talk with European research librarians and also to present preliminary …

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Institutional researchers and librarians unite!

Institutional research information management requires the engagement and partnership of numerous stakeholders within the university or research institution. A critical stakeholder group on any campus are institutional researchers, and I encourage greater collaboration between university libraries and institutional research professionals to support research information management. Last week I had the opportunity to present a poster at the annual meeting of …

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An increasing role for libraries in research information management

It’s no secret that the research ecosystem has been experiencing rapid change in recent years, driven by complex political, technological, and network influences. One component of this complicated environment is the adoption of research information management (RIM) practices by research institutions, and particularly the increasing involvement of libraries in this development. Research information management is …

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