Works in Progress Webinar: Research Information Management and the Role of the Library

This webinar complements the OCLC Research position paper titled 'Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library's Role.' In this webinar we will provide an overview of the position paper and discuss the value proposition and role of libraries in RIM, as demonstrated through a specific case study from La Trobe University.

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Rebecca Bryant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
Simon Huggard, Deputy Director, Research and Collections, La Trobe University Library

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Research information management (RIM), also often called Current Research Information Systems (CRISs) or Research Profiling System (RPS), 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 identifiers. Libraries today are playing a larger role in research information management at institutions worldwide and can offer considerable expertise to support publications harvesting, discoverability, training and support for researchers, and stewardship of the scholarly record.

OCLC Research recently released a position paper entitled Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role, the culmination of working group activity by librarians from OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions on three continents. This webinar will provide an overview of the position paper, including an international framework for understanding RIM practices and an articulation of the specific value proposition of libraries within this rapidly evolving landscape. It will also provide an in-depth case study of library support for research information management at La Trobe University. This webinar will be of interest to library leaders and scholarly communications librarians.  Given the enterprise nature of research information management, it will also be relevant to other institutional stakeholders including deans, research administrators, institutional researchers, and IT professionals. We encourage you to use this webinar or the recording to engage with other stakeholders at your institution, perhaps by watching together or hosting a time to discuss the position paper.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

What are we working on? What are you working on? OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to participate in Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!


05 December 2017


8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]