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Thursday, November 3 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Supporting Research Information Management in the Research University: Partnerships, Challenges, and Possibilities

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Research universities are increasingly engaging in complex efforts to collect and synthesize information about an institution's research footprint. The collection, updating, and sharing of the campus' bibliographic research outputs is an increasingly important part of this effort, as institutions seek to develop external profiling systems and enable collaborator discovery and to also increasingly internally understand the research strengths and synergies of an institution for planning and assessment. Institutions are adopting a variety of tools to support research information management (RIM), faculty activity reporting (FAR), and researcher collaboration and discovery on campus. In this presentation, we will talk about the complex and enterprise wide institutional environment in which this research information management effort is taking place, including an overview of the multiple stakeholders: libraries, research offices, colleges and departments, provosts, and many others. The University of Illinois and Virginia Tech University will provide in-depth case studies about their own campus efforts, talking specifically about campus partnerships, RIM products, bibliographic data sources and gaps, implementation challenges, and faculty engagement. We will conclude with a discussion about the opportunities for greater interoperability between siloed campus systems that collect bibliographic metadata, and the important and evolving role of the library in this emerging and poorly defined community of practice.

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Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer, OCLC
Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads research and outreach activities related to an array of topics impacting academic libraries, including research information management (RIM), research data management (RDM), and institutional scholarly... Read More →
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Beth Namachchivaya

Associate University Librarian for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Julie Speer

Associate Dean for Research and Informatics, Virginia Tech

Thursday November 3, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403