The Emergence of Research Information Management (RIM) within US Libraries and Implications for Institutional Research

2017-06-06T15:09:55Z (GMT) by Rebecca Bryant
<div>Research universities, research funders, as well as individual researchers are increasingly looking for aggregated, interconnected research information to better understand the relationships, outputs, and impact of research activity. Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research (including publications and datasets). Recent advances in scholarly communications technology and networked information offer new opportunities for institutions to collect, share, and reuse the scholarly outputs of its researchers. </div><div><br></div><div>This poster describes the <a href="http://hangingtogether.org/?p=5794">emerging RIM landscape</a> in the United States, including an overview of the drivers, goals, and stakeholders. Libraries are valuable campus stakeholders in RIM implementation, seeking to support quality metadata and to support global discovery for institutional research. It also provides an overview of current OCLC Research and OCLC Research Library Partnership research projects investigating the research information management landscape. </div>