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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Researcher profiles and the evolving scholarly record

Via Twitter, I recently came upon an arXiv pre-print looking at the institutional distribution of highly-cited researchers, as identified by Thomson Reuters.  One of the issues the authors raise is the difficulty of disambiguating institutional affiliations, which can be complex (faculty appointment at several institutions, for example) or simply difficult to decode without some local …

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