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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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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On Librarians and RDM …

Discussions about libraries often elevate their subject to the status of an animate being, à la “libraries are expanding their range of research support services”, or “libraries must do a better job of demonstrating their value to the campus community.” Of course, such references are merely shorthand for the sum total of activities taking place …

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A View from Google I/O

Last week I attended Google’s annual 3-day developer conference, Google I/O, held in Mountain View, California.  This event has frequently been a showcase for new Google products and ventures, some of which persist and grow (Android, the Chrome web browser, Google Photos) and others that fade (Nexus Q, Google Wave, Google Glass). This year’s event …

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Case studies in RDM capacity acquisition: A new project

Managing research data is an important aspect of the scholarly process, and for many academic libraries, it’s what comes immediately to mind in regard to new roles and responsibilities they will potentially assume in fulfilling their traditional mission of collecting and sustaining the scholarly record. In response to the growing importance of research data management …

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