IR Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Institutional Repository   Ricky Erway CNI Briefing April 6...
Citadel or…
<ul><li>The support that researchers need to meet their goals is not currently provided by the typical research library, -...
The Research Information Management Universe User Domain Institution Data Environment Scholar; Scopus; WoK; WorldCat; Oais...
RLG Research Information Management (RIM) Program
Mind the Layers Rick Luce: ARL/CNI presentation October 2008
RLG Research Information Management Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP cons...
RIM Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possib...
Institution Domain User
First, some context . . .
<ul><li>Identify current themes in the literature reflecting on expectations in the online environment and how library ser...
Patterns of Convergence in Scholarly Practice accessing assessing chaining disseminating networking Interdisciplinary prob...
 
Workflows in Research Assessment Program (WRAP) Consultancy <ul><li>Survey library roles in research assessment data-gathe...
Joint project with UK Research Information Network <ul><li>Investigate methods of managing  places of intersection  around...
RIM Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possib...
List of Research Support Services (slide 1 of 2) <ul><li>We will…  </li></ul><ul><li>provide you dedicated  space  on a se...
List of Research Support Services (slide 2 of 2) <ul><li>(Cont.) We will…  </li></ul><ul><li>help you negotiate publicatio...
Bold Roadmap <ul><ul><li>Write manifesto that is a call to action about new roles we need to take on -- and compromises we...
<ul><li>Assess library contributions related to data curation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big science vs. little science and hum...
<ul><li>Explore changing roles of library staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing demands  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role ...
RIM Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possib...
The Plethora of Other Possibilities <ul><li>Research Needs and Services Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Name Disambiguatio...
Research Needs and Services Grid <ul><li>Map the research support landscape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>research activities </li...
The high-level view of the Research Information Management Workflow   Peer review Datamining Exporting statistics Research...
 
 
<ul><li>Investigate personal name consistency possibilities, by doing one or more of the following:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Participate in an assessment of approaches for  institutional  name disambiguation.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investi...
<ul><li>Develop a project to referee impact optimization during the publication journey.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would requ...
<ul><li>Assess various approaches to expertise profiling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways of gathering data </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Compare  assessment approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare bibliometrics to peer review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Comments? <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possible ...
Resources <ul><li>Research Information Management Program </li></ul><ul><li>www.oclc.org/programs/ourwork/researchinfo </l...
 
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A view of the research support landscape and RLG partnership activities to help academic librarians provide better services. Given at the Spring CNI briefing in Minneapolis April 6, 2009.
By Ricky Erway, OCLC Research

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  • I was asked to “do something about institutional repositories” and wasn’t entirely happy with the assignment. Others have tried and not fared too well. But the subsequent developments managed to assuage my worrying and, though I can’t say I’ve learned to love the IR, I’ve developed a degree of fondness for the milieu.
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    1. 1. IR Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Institutional Repository Ricky Erway CNI Briefing April 6, 2009
    2. 2. Citadel or…
    3. 3. <ul><li>The support that researchers need to meet their goals is not currently provided by the typical research library, --- and the gap between what they need and what is provided is growing wider </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Research Information Management Universe User Domain Institution Data Environment Scholar; Scopus; WoK; WorldCat; Oaister; CiteSeer; Google Books; datasets; databases; EEBO/ECCO; VREs; repositories; etc Self-assessment (Netherlands; Nordic) Funding-based (UK, Australia) Tenure based (US) PR and institutional reputation (all) Comfort zone, but with competition issues Assessment Regime Large research-oriented (tend toward STEM) Smaller research-oriented (tend toward humanities) Tenure issues Funding issues
    5. 5. RLG Research Information Management (RIM) Program
    6. 6. Mind the Layers Rick Luce: ARL/CNI presentation October 2008
    7. 7. RLG Research Information Management Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Joint investigation with RIN </li></ul><ul><li>Projects with the RLG Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing the desirability of research services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A RIM manifesto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of libraries in data curation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing roles of library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rejected or deferred projects </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome your input </li></ul>
    8. 8. RIM Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possible joint investigation with RIN </li></ul><ul><li>Projects with the RLG Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing the desirability of research services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A RIM manifesto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of libraries in data curation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing roles of library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rejected or deferred projects </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome your input </li></ul>
    9. 9. Institution Domain User
    10. 10. First, some context . . .
    11. 11. <ul><li>Identify current themes in the literature reflecting on expectations in the online environment and how library services can address those expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified functions common to scholarly activity across disciplines: Searching, Collecting, Reading, Writing, Collaborating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for shared service development: Knowledge organization, discovery, curation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some solutions will be found outside the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core service requirements can be modeled generically </li></ul></ul>Analytic Framework & Methodology
    12. 12. Patterns of Convergence in Scholarly Practice accessing assessing chaining disseminating networking Interdisciplinary probing translating Humanities Sciences direct searching scanning co-authoring coordinating monitoring data-sharing browsing collecting re-reading assembling consulting note-taking Adapted from C. Palmer, L. Teffau, C. Pirmann (2009)
    13. 14. Workflows in Research Assessment Program (WRAP) Consultancy <ul><li>Survey library roles in research assessment data-gathering regimes within research universities in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Denmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic of Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe the assessment regimes, placing them on a spectrum from high- to low-intervention, noting national characteristics. </li></ul>Assessment Regime Institution
    14. 15. Joint project with UK Research Information Network <ul><li>Investigate methods of managing places of intersection around research support on campus </li></ul>Data Environment Institution User
    15. 16. RIM Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possible joint investigation with RIN </li></ul><ul><li>Projects with the RLG Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing the desirability of research services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A RIM manifesto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of libraries in data curation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing roles of library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rejected or deferred projects </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome your input </li></ul>
    16. 17. List of Research Support Services (slide 1 of 2) <ul><li>We will… </li></ul><ul><li>provide you dedicated space on a server. </li></ul><ul><li>help you structure space to organize your notes, datasets, others’ publications, presentations… </li></ul><ul><li>help you load it if you like. </li></ul><ul><li>back up your work. </li></ul><ul><li>ensure you can access your data remotely , no matter where you are. </li></ul><ul><li>provide tools for group work and version control at the file level. </li></ul><ul><li>help you manage your research, tracking who is involved in which grant , which research is funded by which grant, and purchasing grant-funded equipment. (cont.) </li></ul>Data Environment Institution User
    17. 18. List of Research Support Services (slide 2 of 2) <ul><li>(Cont.) We will… </li></ul><ul><li>help you negotiate publication rights . </li></ul><ul><li>help you comply with NIH and other requirements . </li></ul><ul><li>see that your work is disseminated broadly, quickly, and openly and that you get maximum impact for you and your university. </li></ul><ul><li>do the authority work to ensure you are credited for all your work, despite the various forms of your name used in indicating authorship. </li></ul><ul><li>keep your personal bibliography up-to-date. </li></ul><ul><li>provide you with a customizable personal web page . </li></ul><ul><li>include you in the campus expertise database and facilitate inclusion in disciplinary expert databases. </li></ul><ul><li>preserve your outputs in the institutional repository and facilitate inclusion in disciplinary repositories. </li></ul><ul><li>see that you can take your work with you if you leave this institution </li></ul>
    18. 19. Bold Roadmap <ul><ul><li>Write manifesto that is a call to action about new roles we need to take on -- and compromises we may have to make to do so. </li></ul></ul>Data Environment Assessment Regime Institution
    19. 20. <ul><li>Assess library contributions related to data curation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big science vs. little science and humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Derivative data and source data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data lifecycle management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional vs. disciplinary approaches </li></ul></ul>Data Curation Data Environment Institution Domain User
    20. 21. <ul><li>Explore changing roles of library staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of &quot;data librarians&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty liaison role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialization in rights and open access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to work with departments to increase data management awareness and skills </li></ul></ul>Changing Roles of Library Staff Data Environment Assessment Regime Institution
    21. 22. RIM Activity <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possible joint investigation with RIN </li></ul><ul><li>Projects with the RLG Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing the desirability of research services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A RIM manifesto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of libraries in data curation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing roles of library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rejected or deferred projects </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome your input </li></ul>
    22. 23. The Plethora of Other Possibilities <ul><li>Research Needs and Services Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Name Disambiguation </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Name Disambiguation </li></ul><ul><li>Impact Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Research Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise Profiling </li></ul>
    23. 24. Research Needs and Services Grid <ul><li>Map the research support landscape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>research activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>examples of the services that exist to support them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RLG Partnership Council support </li></ul><ul><li>RLG RIM interest group, not so much </li></ul>
    24. 25. The high-level view of the Research Information Management Workflow Peer review Datamining Exporting statistics Research output metrics Output : grant ratio Optimize discoverability Output to other repositories Publication Open Access Bibliography Long term preservation Info asset stewardship Back-up Persistent identifiers Rights Centers of excellence Placement of grads Start-ups, spin-offs Acquire content Name authority control Quality control Input Faculty deposit Assess Share Retain Collect Institutional research output and assessment (services performed on behalf of the institution) Inform tenure process Increased visibility on Web Output services Public database Identify expertise Expert profiling Authoritative metadata Assembling data Datamining Assess Share Analyze Collect Individual reputation management (services performed on behalf of the scholar) Publishing Teaching Data sharing Rights Management Archiving Writing Reviewing & rating Describing Analyzing Annotating Organizing Acquiring Collecting Keeping current Structured finding Collaborative finding Serendipitous finding Grant process Share Create Gather Discover Fund The researcher's workflow (services to support the scholar's work)
    25. 28. <ul><li>Investigate personal name consistency possibilities, by doing one or more of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine use cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare related efforts at other institutions and organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct a personal name disambiguation project that would get us closer to a name server that could be used by a variety of applications </li></ul></ul>Personal Name Consistency
    26. 29. <ul><li>Participate in an assessment of approaches for institutional name disambiguation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate what institutions are doing now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider what other efforts might inform and improve current practice </li></ul></ul>Institutional Name Disambiguation
    27. 30. <ul><li>Develop a project to referee impact optimization during the publication journey. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would require cooperation of publishing faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct pre-publication consultations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest things to increase a paper’s potential impact (some to be undertaken by the library; others for the faculty member to consider) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use feedback to inform further work </li></ul></ul>Impact Optimization
    28. 31. <ul><li>Assess various approaches to expertise profiling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways of gathering data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intended uses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outputs for other uses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare institutional to discipline profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial approaches </li></ul></ul>Expertise Profiling
    29. 32. <ul><li>Compare assessment approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare bibliometrics to peer review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate the differences for monographs as opposed to journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try a test on a text corpus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore internal research assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are approaches used for external assessment adequate for self-evaluation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend approaches for assessing publications, citations, usage measures, and other indicators </li></ul></ul>The Other Two
    30. 33. Comments? <ul><li>Report on Scholarly Information Practices </li></ul><ul><li>WRAP consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Possible joint investigation with RIN </li></ul><ul><li>Projects with the RLG Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing the desirability of research services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A RIM manifesto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of libraries in data curation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing roles of library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rejected or deferred projects </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome your input </li></ul>
    31. 34. Resources <ul><li>Research Information Management Program </li></ul><ul><li>www.oclc.org/programs/ourwork/researchinfo </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC Research White Papers </li></ul><ul><li>www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Ricky Erway </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to my collaborators, Constance Malpas and John MacColl </li></ul>
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