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Rim2 tech-synthesis

Rim2 tech-synthesis






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    • UKOLN is supported by: RIM2 technical synthesis (work in progress) 11 January 2012 RIM3, Edinburgh Rosemary Russell, UKOLN, University of Bath
    • Overview: technical synthesis
      • Based (mainly) on project reports
        • also September workshop
        • blogs, RIM meetings etc
      • Aiming to identify common threads running through the 4 projects
        • plus significant individual project findings
    • RIM2
      • 4 projects
        • BRUCE
        • CERIFy
        • IRIOS
        • MICE
      • February to July 2011 (with some extensions)
        • short timescale…
    • RIM2 v RIM1
      • RIM2 united by CERIF!
        • aimed to:
          • expand the community of HE institutions and organisations using CERIF
          • realise some of the projected benefits
          • support an emerging community of practice in RIM
        • so all projects based on CERIF as core
      • RIM1 had broader remit
        • only CRISPool and BRIM used CERIF (and only implemented by CRISPool)
    • Some project features worth highlighting… moving things fwd
      • open source CERIF-based reporting tool (BRUCE)
        • new analysis of research data possible
      • CERIF-based demonstrator ‘interrogation’ tool for RC funded projects and outputs (IRIOS)
      • extending CERIF to incorporate impact indicators and measures (MICE)
      • business process mapping – revealed many RIM similarities between institutions; data exchange between CERIFy CRIS and Thomson Reuters InCites (CERIFy)
    • Common threads:
      • CERIF engagement issues and what might help future projects
      • euroCRIS/JISC training, advice, resources
    • CERIF (1): endorsement
      • generally does the job…
      • considered fit for purpose - works as interchange language (IRIOS)
      • has hidden benefits (BRUCE)
    • CERIF (2): issues/findings
      • steep learning curve for majority [some views differ]
      • improved awareness and understanding of CERIF and its application needed
      • mapping is difficult!
      • but semantics even more difficult!
      • extensions to the standard often needed
        • eg esteem measures, bibliometric data
      • inaccurate CERIF compliance claims - often not tested
    • CERIF (3): recommendations
      • More promotion of CERIF needed [JISC?]
      • More initial training needed
        • include input from previous projects
      • Need to build on CERIF quickly (before proprietary formats emerge)
      • Standard mappings should be developed …
    • Working with euroCRIS
      • euroCRIS found to be receptive
      • and supportive (although also a partner in IRIOS and MICE)
      • CERIF should be free at the point of use
      • euroCRIS requires further support/ partnerships (ISO?)
      • projects need:
        • more initial training
        • more integrated working across projects
        • best practice guidelines
    • CERIF use v engagement
      • lots of use in UK now (JISC supported and beyond)
      • real engagement increasing little by little…
    • Non-CERIF related issues…
      • Identifiers [BRUCE, CERIFy]
        • need to be ‘built into’ CERIF
      • Inconsistent source data - creates major problems
        • incl commercial bibliographic databases
    • Report
      • Due early Feb…
        • CERIF ‘landscape’ first