Research Information Management: defining RIM and the Library’s role

Rebecca Bryant, Anna Clements, Carol Feltes, David Groenewegen, Simon Hoggard, Holly Mercer, Roxanne Missingham, Maliaca Oxnam, Anne Rauh, John Wright

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Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery, acquisition, dissemination, and analysis of scholarly activities, and does so through the nexus with institutional data systems, faculty workflows, and institutional partners. RIM adoption offers libraries new opportunities to support institutional and researcher goals.

In this paper prepared by Rebecca Bryant, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer, and a working group of librarians representing OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions, learn more about what RIM is, what is driving RIM adoption, and the library’s role in RIM.

The publication is intended to help libraries and other institutional stakeholders understand developing research information management practices—and particularly the value add that libraries can offer in a complex ecosystem.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDublin, Ohio
PublisherOCLC Research
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781556530302
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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