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Bryant, Rebecca; Lavoie, Brian; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2018
"The Realities of Research Data Management" is a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. The series examines the context, influences, and choices higher education institutions face in building or acquiring research data management…
Descriptors: Research, Data, Information Management, Information Services
Bryant, Rebecca; Lavoie, Brian; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2018
"The Realities of Research Data Management" is a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. The series examines the context, influences, and choices higher education institutions face in building or acquiring research data management…
Descriptors: Research, Data, Information Management, Information Services
Bryant, Rebecca; Lavoie, Brian; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2017
Research data management (RDM) has emerged as an area of keen interest in higher education, leading to considerable investment in services, resources and infrastructure to support researchers' data management needs. This is the first in a series of reports by OCLC Research which examines the context, influences and choices higher education…
Descriptors: Research, Data, Information Management, Information Services
Bryant, Rebecca; Lavoie, Brian; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2017
"The Realities of Research Data Management" is a series of four reports looking at the context, influences and choices research universities face in building or acquiring research data management (RDM) capacity. The findings are derived from detailed case studies of four research universities, hailing from four distinct national…
Descriptors: Research, Data, Information Management, Information Services
Bryant, Rebecca; Lavoie, Brian; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2017
The service profiles presented here were reviewed and confirmed by staff at Edinburgh University, Monash University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Wageningen University & Research. The profiles are descriptive inventories, with brief observations about the scope, organization and staffing of RDM [research data management]…
Descriptors: Research, Data, Information Management, Information Services
Bryant, Rebecca; Dortmund, Annette; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2017
This report provides university and research library leaders with useful insights on emerging practices and infrastructures in European research information management (RIM), on the current and future role of persistent person and organization identifiers, and, more specifically, on incentives and barriers to adoption in three different national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Management, Research Administration, Research Libraries
Connaway, Lynn Silipigni, Comp. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2016
The way individuals get and share information has changed drastically in the past decade and will continue to change. In order for libraries to be a part of this environment, librarians must be aware of how and why individuals get and share their information and be able to help people utilize the library's virtual and physical services. In order…
Descriptors: Libraries, Librarians, Library Services, Library Materials
Erway, Ricky; Horton, Laurence; Nurnberger, Amy; Otsuji, Reid; Rushing, Amy – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2016
This report describes an extensive set of actions and resources that can be leveraged by libraries establishing basic research data management programs. Part 1, "Laying the Foundation," is intended to help institutions establish the underpinning for the next steps suggested in Part 2, "Building Up and Out." The order in which…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Information Management, Program Implementation, Library Services
Smith-Yoshimura, Karen; Gatenby, Janifer; Agnew, Grace; Brown, Christopher; Byrne, Kate; Carruthers, Matt; Fletcher, Peter; Hearn, Stephen; Li, Xiaoli; Muilwijk, Marina; Naun, Chew Chiat; Riemer, John; Sadler, Roderick; Wang, Jing; Wiley, Glen; Willey, Kayla – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2016
Organizational affiliations of the creators of works are important to a variety of stakeholders, including academic administrators, funders, publishers, repository managers, software developers, rights agencies and individual researchers. Identifying and tracking these affiliations can be challenging, as organizations may be known by a variety of…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Higher Education, Metadata, Identification
Godby, Carol Jean; Denenberg, Ray – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2015
Jointly released by OCLC and the Library of Congress, this white paper compares and contrasts the compatible linked data initiatives at both institutions. It is an executive summary of a more detailed technical analysis that will be released later this year. The white paper summarizes the recent activity of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative…
Descriptors: Government Libraries, Nonprofit Organizations, Cooperatives, Metadata
Dempsey, Lorcan – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2015
OCLC Research is one of the world's leading centers devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries and archives in a rapidly changing information technology environment. The mission of OCLC is to expand knowledge that advances OCLC's public purposes of advancing libraries and librarianship. The goal is to help libraries plan with…
Descriptors: Library Research, Library Materials, Information Science, Research Libraries
Renspie, Melissa, Comp.; Shepard, Linda, Comp.; Childress, Eric, Comp. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2015
Revealing hidden assets stewarded by research institutions so they can be made available for research and learning locally and globally is a prime opportunity for libraries to create and deliver new value. "Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible" collects important work OCLC Research has done to help achieve the…
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Archives, Access to Information, Libraries
Lavoie, Brian; Malpas, Constance – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2015
The long-term future of the scholarly record in its fullest expression cannot be effectively secured with stewardship strategies designed for print materials. The features of the evolving scholarly record suggest that traditional stewardship strategies, built on an "invisible hand" approach that relies on the uncoordinated,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Development, Library Materials, Library Networks
Proffitt, Merrilee; Michalko, James; Renspie, Melissa – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2015
What began with a few libraries' early application of ethnographic methods to learn more about user behaviors and needs has grown to become a significant body of work done across many institutions using a broad range of methods. User-centered investigations are increasingly influential in discussions about the shape and future of the research…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Research Libraries, Library Role, Library Research
Connaway, Lynn Silipigni, Comp. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2015
The contributions in this volume represent a decade of OCLC's user behavior research findings that articulate the need for the design of future library services to be all about the user. Highlights include: (1) People associate the library with books and do not consider the library in relation to online resources or reference services; (2) People…
Descriptors: Library Services, User Needs (Information), User Satisfaction (Information), Library Research
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