Director, Office of Scholarly Communication
Texas A&M University
Director for Faculty Data Systems and Analysis
Chief Executive Officer
The pandemic represented a significant challenge to research universities and their faculty. Libraries often turned to digital tools to support faculty researchers as they quickly pivoted to remote work. In this project briefing, we will highlight the role of research information management (RIM) systems at Duke University and Texas A&M to support faculty researchers and the universities during the pandemic. Our systems, Scholars@Duke and Scholars@TAMU (Texas A&M University), are powered by VIVO, the open source RIM system supported by LYRASIS. VIVO is member-supported, open source software and an ontology for representing scholarship. VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing, and visualizing scholarly activity. Our project briefing will conclude by describing current initiatives being pursued by the VIVO community and how these initiatives contribute to the overall mission of LYRASIS in providing innovative programs, services and technologies that allow for equitable access to the world’s knowledge and cultural heritage.