Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Monday, April 3 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
The Emergence of Research Information Management (RIM) within US Libraries

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Advancing technologies, standards, and networked information offer new opportunities for institutions to steward and disseminate the scholarly outputs of its researchers. In this project briefing we will discuss how research information management (RIM) is emerging as a part of scholarly communications practice in many US university libraries, in close collaboration with other campus stakeholders. RIM intersects many aspects of traditional library services in discovery, acquisition dissemination and analysis of scholarly activities, but does so at the convergence of institutional data systems, faculty/research processes, and institutional partners. It also can serve as the basis for a growing shift in emphasis in research libraries--from focusing primarily on providing local access to research produced elsewhere, toward a greater focus on providing global access to research produced by the institution's community. The integration of open access repositories with RIM programs provides an opportunity to strengthen participation with and impact of both. The University of Arizona, with leadership from the University Libraries, has converted a decentralized, antiquated paper-based faculty activity review (FAR) process into a cloud-based system, integrating faculty inputs and aggregating information from multiple data systems creating a complete authoritative record of faculty activities and outputs to support institutional analysis and expert discovery services. Duke University libraries support a faculty-initiated open access policy by simplifying processes for self-archiving and aggregating research outputs into public profiles to support both individual researchers' incentives and institutional needs. This presentation will also outline a growing program of research on emerging library support for RIM, led by OCLC Research in collaboration with OCLC Research Library Partnership member institutions.


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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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Paolo Mangiafico

Scholarly Communications Strategist, Duke University
Paolo Mangiafico is the Scholarly Communications Strategist at Duke University, and co-director of ScholarWorks, a Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries (scholarworks.duke.edu). He is also Director of the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute (trianglesci.org... Read More →

Maliaca Oxnam

Associate Librarian, Office of Digital Innovations & Stewardship, University of Arizona
Maliaca Oxnam is the Director for UA Vitae (uavitae.arizona.edu), the faculty activity reporting and annual review system at the University of Arizona in Tucson. When not engaged with UA Vitae, Maliaca is a faculty member in the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship in the... Read More →

Monday April 3, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Fiesta III-IV