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    • Researchers: Roadmap, Roles and Reality Checks — the Work of the RIM Programme Ricky Erway, Senior Program Officer John MacColl, European Director RLG Partnership, OCLC Research 18 September 2009
    • RLG Partnership: Diverse Perspectives About 130 partner institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and in the Asia-Pacific region. National libraries, universities, museums, and independent research libraries
    • System-wide Challenges
      • RLG: a unique venue - international perspective on shared priorities and concerns, community-wide impact
      • Combined OCLC Research and RLG Partnership capacity supports evidence-gathering, problem-solving, prototyping
      • System-wide outlook and insights into macro-economics of library enterprise
      • Direct engagement with partner libraries provides opportunities to shape collective action agenda
    • Evolution of the Research Information Management program
        • Incubation of an idea by staff
        • Input at from RLG Partners at 2008 RLG Annual Meeting
        • RIM interest group
        • Advisory group on Research Output Assessment
        • Four working groups
        • Update and recalibration at 2009 Annual Meeting
    • Research Information Management Image by permission of Rick Luce
    • Meeting Researchers’ Needs
    • The Research Information Management Universe Scholar; Scopus; WoK; WorldCat; Oaister; CiteSeer; Google Books; datasets; databases; EEBO/ECCO; VREs; repositories; etc Large research-oriented (tend toward STEM) Smaller research-oriented (tend toward humanities) Tenure issues Funding issues JISC Names ISNI ResearcherID People Australia DAI Cooperative ID Hub? Self-assessment (Netherlands; Nordic) Funding-based (UK, Australia) Tenure based (US) PR and institutional reputation (all) Comfort zone, but with competition issues Researcher Domain Institution Data Environment Assessment Regime Other Researchers Other Researchers
    • RLG Research Information Management (RIM) Program
    • RLG Research Information Management Activity
      • Report on Scholarly Information Practices
      • Workflows in Research Assessment Project (WRAP) consultancy
      • Joint investigation with RIN
      • Projects within the RLG Partnership
        • A RIM manifesto
        • Testing the desirability of research services
        • Role of libraries in data curation
        • Changing roles of library staff
    • Institution Domain User First understand, then intervene
    • 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)
    • Workflows in Research Assessment Program (WRAP) Consultancy
      • Survey library roles in research assessment data-gathering regimes within research universities in:
        • UK
        • Netherlands
        • Denmark
        • Republic of Ireland
        • Australia
      • Describe the assessment regimes, placing them on a spectrum from high- to low-intervention, noting national characteristics.
      Assessment Regime Institution
    • Joint project with UK Research Information Network
      • Investigate methods of managing places of intersection around research support on campus
      Data Environment Institution User
    • RIM Activity
      • Report on Scholarly Information Practices
      • WRAP consultancy
      • Joint investigation with RIN
      • Projects within the RLG Partnership
        • A RIM manifesto
        • Testing the desirability of research services
        • Role of libraries in data curation
        • Changing roles of library staff
    • RIM Roadmap Project
        • This project involves issuing a provocative call to action, urging academic libraries to take a more significant role in their institution's research mission.
        • Working Group
        • Susan Ashworth - University of Glasgow
        • Niamh Brennan - Trinity College Dublin
        • Elizabeth Brown - Binghamton University, SUNY
        • Sheila Cannell - University of Edinburgh
        • Ross Coleman - University of Sydney
        • Robin Green - University of Warwick
        • Geneva Henry - Rice University
        • Allen Jones - The New School
        • Rebecca Kennison - Columbia University
        • MJ Romaniuk - University of Alberta
        • Sally Rumsey - University of Oxford
        • Anna Shadbolt - University of Melbourne
        • Chair: Chris Bourg - Stanford University
      Data Environment Assessment Regime Institution
    • Support for the Research Process: An Academic Library Manifesto
      • Scholarly communication and practice have undergone radical transformations in recent years.  Developments such as cloud computing, open access publishing and online social networking are affecting scholarly practices . Researchers are asking a wider range of questions, using diverse data and methods, producing new forms of scholarly output, and engaging in innovative new forms of research and publication.
      • The enticing opportunities in digital scholarship are coupled with new challenges for the research community. Researchers are drowning in a deluge of raw data and information and face a bewildering array of options for disseminating and sharing their work. The choices these scholars make have implications on intellectual ownership, potential audience, ways of measuring impact , and long-term preservation .
      • As budgets across higher education are shrinking, some in the academy are questioning the continued value of large academic libraries . At the same time, many academic libraries are providing vital and innovative services and resources in support of emerging forms of research, publishing, and information management. While some would argue that academic libraries are playing an increasingly important role in scholarly research, others fear that they are on the brink of extinction and must change radically to survive. The challenge is to rise above the debate, and take a fresh look at the role of academic libraries in scholarly research.
    • Manifesto principles
      • Study the ever-changing work patterns and needs of scholars
      • Design flexible new services around those parts of the research process that cause scholars the most frustration and difficulty.
      • Embed library services in scholars’ workflows; integrating with services others provide
      • Redefine reference as research and technical consultation instead of fact-finding.
      • Ensure that staff training and hiring reflect needs of new modes of scholarly research.
      • Recognize that discovery will happen outside of libraries -- provide the organization that makes content discoverable.
      • Focus on unique, core services; while seeking collaborative partnerships for common services.
      • Demonstrate the value of library services to funders; while providing services that may seem invisible to scholars.
      • Engage researchers in the selection of content for long-term preservation and access.
      • Offer alternative scholarly publishing and dissemination platforms
    • RIM Research Services Project
      • A list of research support services will be tested with researchers. The list exemplifies a user-centered approach, with services that researchers should like because they can make their work easier and help them in maintaining their scholarly reputation.
      • Working Group
      • Susan Ashworth - University of Glasgow
      • Jeff Belliston - Brigham Young University
      • Niamh Brennan - Trinity College Dublin
      • Martha Brogan, University of Pennsylvania
      • Sten Christensen - University of Sydney
      • Judy Gardner, Rutgers University
      • Leah Krevit, Rice University
      • Zack Lane - Columbia University
      • Virginia Shih - University of California, Berkeley
      • Chair: Robin Green - University of Warwick
      Data Environment Institution User
    • List of Research Support Services (slide 1 of 2)
      • We will…
      • provide you dedicated space on a server.
      • help you load your work if you like, and back it up.
      • ensure access to your work remotely , wherever you are.
      • help you structure space to organize your notes, datasets, others’ publications, presentations…
      • provide tools for group work/ version control at file level.
      • help you manage your research, track who is involved in which grant , which research is funded by which grant, and purchasing grant-funded equipment.
      • include you in the campus expertise database and facilitate inclusion in disciplinary expert databases.
      • keep your personal bibliography up-to-date.
      • provide you with a customizable personal web page .
    • List of Research Support Services (slide 2 of 2)
      • (Cont.) We will…
      • advise on information sources and publication routes when you research in unfamiliar disciplines.
      • maintain your awareness of rights issues relating to your outputs and to negotiate publication rights
      • help you comply with funder requirements .
      • see that your work is disseminated broadly, quickly and openly, with maximum impact for you and your university.
      • preserve your outputs in the institutional repository and facilitate inclusion in disciplinary repositories.
      • do the authority work to credit you for the various forms of your name used in indicating authorship.
      • help you manage, store and preserve your data , link it to your related publications, and make it available for reuse.
      • enable your work to go with you if you leave this institution.
      • While big science often has its data curation needs met outside the library, the library needs to be prepared to respond to the need for local dataset management, to look beyond derivative data, to include the source data, and to help researchers manage the entire data lifecycle.
      • Working Group
      • Jeff Belliston - Brigham Young University
      • Niamh Brennan - Trinity College Dublin
      • Elizabeth Brown - Binghamton University, SUNY
      • Rowan Brownlee - University of Sydney
      • Faye Chadwell - Oregon State University
      • Patricia Cruse - California Digital Library
      • Robin Green - University of Warwick
      • Allen Jones - The New School
      • MJ Romaniuk - University of Alberta
      • Sally Rumsey - University of Oxford
      • Anna Shadbolt - University of Melbourne
      • Chair: ?
      Data Environment Institution Domain User Data Curation Project
      • Assess library contributions related to data curation
        • Big science vs. little science and humanities
        • Derivative data vs. source data
        • Data lifecycle management
        • Data reuse
        • Institutional vs. disciplinary approaches
      Data Curation
      • This project entails an investigation of how traditional library roles can be simplified, so that libraries can rise to the increasing demands related to scholarly communication and data curation.
      • Working Group
      • Susan Ashworth - University of Glasgow
      • Chris Bourg - Stanford University
      • Sheila Cannell - University of Edinburgh
      • Ross Coleman - University of Sydney
      • Robin Green - University of Warwick
      • Allen Jones - The New School
      • Catherine Mitchell - California Digital Library
      • MJ Romaniuk - University of Alberta
      • Sally Rumsey - University of Oxford
      • Sarah Watstein, University of California, Los Angeles
      • Chair: Niamh Brennan - Trinity College Dublin
      Data Environment Assessment Regime Institution Domain Changing Roles of Library Staff
      • Explore changing roles of library staff
        • Increasing demands
        • Role of "data librarians"
        • Faculty liaison role
        • Specialization in rights and open access
        • Ways to work with departments to increase data management awareness and skills
      Changing Roles of Library Staff
    • Comments?
      • Report on Scholarly Information Practices
      • WRAP consultancy
      • Joint investigation with RIN
      • Projects with the RLG Partnership
        • A RIM manifesto
        • Testing the desirability of research services
        • Role of libraries in data curation
        • Changing roles of library staff
    • Resources
      • Research Information Management Program
      • www.oclc.org/programs/ourwork/researchinfo
      • OCLC Research White Papers
      • www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports.htm
      • Blog http://hangingtogether.org/
      • Webinars and Podcasts http://www.oclc.org/programsandresearch/parcasts
      • Ricky Erway [email_address]
      • John MacColl [email_address]
    •