Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer

Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads and develops areas for the OCLC Research Library Partnership and for OCLC Research related to research information management (RIM), research data management (RDM), and institutional scholarly communications practices. Her OCLC publications include  Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s RoleConvenience and Compliance: Case Studies on Persistent Identifiers in European Research Information Management, and The Realities of Research Data Management

Prior to joining OCLC in 2016, Rebecca served in previous roles at the University of Illinois, including as Project Manager for Researcher Information Services in the University Library, Assistant Dean in the Graduate College, and Project Leader on the system-wide UI-Integrate ERP implementation project. She has also served as Director of Community at ORCID where she led outreach initiatives to encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers throughout the scholarly communications community, particularly promoting adoption and integration within universities worldwide. 

Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree at Butler University, a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a PhD in historical musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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    Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey

    3 December 2018

    Rebecca Bryant, Anna Clements, Pablo de Castro, Joanne Cantrell, Annette Dortmund, Jan Fransen, Peggy Gallagher, Michele Mennielli

    OCLC and eruoCRIS partnered to conduct an international survey of research information management (RIM) practices to examine the broad global RIM ecosystem. This report details the complexity of RIM practices and the growing need for improved system-to-system interoperability.

    Vers un changement de cap : les bibliothèques, expertes en métadonnées au service de la recherche

    11 July 2018

    Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Contance Malpas

    This excerpt of the OCLC Research Report, The Realities of Research Data Management—published in the French journal Archimag—examines the categories of incentives that inspired four research universities to acquire RDM capacity: compliance, evolving scholarly norms, institutional strategy, and research demand.

    The Realities of Research Data Management Part Four: Sourcing and Scaling University RDM Services

    26 April 2018

    Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas

    This report series explores how research universities are managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. This fourth report in this series examines the sourcing and scaling choices made by four research universities in their acquisition of research data management (RDM) capacity.

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