The OCLC Evolving Scholarly Record Workshop, Chicago Edition

On March 23, 2015, we held the third in the Evolving Scholarly Record Workshop series  at Northwestern University. The workshops build on the framework in the OCLC Research report, The Evolving Scholarly Record. Jim Michalko, Vice President OCLC Research Library Partnership, introduced the third of four workshops to address library roles and new communities of …

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Libraries & Research: Supporting change in the university

[This is the third in a short series on our 2014 OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting, Libraries and Research: Supporting Change/Changing Support. You can read the first and second posts and also refer to the event webpage that contains links to slides, videos, photos, and a Storify summary.] As if changes in research are not enough, changes are …

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Libraries & Research, Supporting Change/Changing Support: Introduction

Libraries and Research: Supporting Change/Changing Support was a meeting on 11-12 June for members of the OCLC Research Library Partnership. The meeting focused on how the evolving nature of academic research practices and scholarship are placing new demands on research library services. Shifting attitudes toward data sharing, methodologies in eScholarship, and rethinking the very definition of scholarly …

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RIM: notes and thoughts about the euroCRIS meeting in Amsterdam

Lorcan’s recent blog post on “Research information management systems – a new service category?” has drawn the attention of some of the euroCRIS board members and so I was invited to attend their strategic management meeting in Amsterdam, 11-12 November 2014. The meeting brought together 1) Research Managers and Administrators (they form a vibrant profession …

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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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A modern day equivalent of Leonardo’s notebooks? Bringing an “archival mind” to the evolving scholarly record

As I listened in on the #esrworkshop last night, I heard phrases like “the archive,” “digital curation,” and “archival paradigm.” Archivists are experts at intellectually tying together many elements of a whole collection. The collection is not sitting in boxes and volumes lined up on shelves in an institution any more. How can anybody link …

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Our upcoming meeting, Libraries and Research: Supporting Change/Changing Support

Those of us who work with institutions that are engaged with the OCLC Research Library Partnership are all abuzz about our upcoming meeting, Libraries and Research: Supporting Change/Changing Support. The meeting on 11-12 June (exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners) will put a spotlight on how the evolving nature of academic research practices and scholarship places new …

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