Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
The program Research Information Management began with the problem of underpopulated institutional repositories (IRs) and quickly turned to the more constructive task of identifying services that could be provided to support researchers’ work (and in the process, populate IRs). The landscape was mapped out (from desktop support, to expert profiling, to research output assessment), identifying key providers and areas needing attention. A list of the support services that might be valued by researchers has been generated to be tested with early-career researchers. Areas for further attention are being pursued by representatives from a number of academic libraries. The formative information will be shared and the next steps will be discussed with hopes of getting additional input on ways libraries are strengthening their support for research.
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