Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role

by Rebecca Bryant, Anna Clements, Carol Feltes, David Groenewegen, Simon Huggard, Holly Mercer, Roxanne Missingham, Maliaca Oxnam, Anne Rauh, and John Wright

Abstract:

Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery, acquisition, dissemination, and analysis of scholarly activities, and does so through the nexus with institutional data systems, faculty workflows, and institutional partners. RIM adoption offers libraries new opportunities to support institutional and researcher goals.

In this paper prepared by Rebecca Bryant, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer, and a working group of librarians representing OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions, learn more about what RIM is, what is driving RIM adoption, and the library’s role in RIM.

The publication is intended to help libraries and other institutional stakeholders understand developing research information management practices—and particularly the value add that libraries can offer in a complex ecosystem.

This work is part of a suite of publications and resources around RIM practices. Read more about upcoming research and reports in the area of research information management.

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Authors:

  • Rebecca Bryant, OCLC Research (US)
  • Anna Clements, University of St. Andrews (UK)
  • Carol Feltes, Rockefeller University (US)
  • David Groenewegen, Monash University (Australia)
  • Simon Huggard, La Trobe University (Australia)
  • Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (US)
  • Roxanne Missingham, Australian National University (Australia)
  • Maliaca Oxnam, University of Arizona (US)
  • Anne Rauh, Syracuse University (US)
  • John Wright, University of Calgary (Canada)

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Suggested citation:

Bryant, Rebecca, Anna Clements, Carol Feltes, David Groenewegen, Simon Huggard, Holly Mercer, Roxanne Missingham, Maliaca Oxnam, Anne Rauh and John Wright. 2017. Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role. Dublin, OH: OCLC Research. doi:10.25333/C3NK88

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