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dc.contributor.authorGivens, Marlee
dc.contributor.authorParham, Susan Wells
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-19T21:31:17Z
dc.date.available2015-11-19T21:31:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/54176
dc.descriptionResearch Information Management (RIM) systems are meant to track and synchronize data about the scholarly and research activities of faculty, such as awarded grants, published articles, student courses and advisement, and professional service. These systems give an overall picture of the research and scholarly enterprise of an institution, and they offer tools for collaborating, publicizing faculty work, complying with policies (such as open access policies), and creating reports for annual review or promotion and tenure. In many instances, these systems also feed data into externally-facing profiles. While more prominent in other parts of the world, the implementation of RIM systems in the US is gaining momentum. In this idea exchange poster, we will outline the implementation and system integration of a commercial RIM system at Georgia Tech. We will also raise questions of data quality, logistics, staffing, and workflow. Most of the information managed in a RIM system comes from different units across a university, and the system integrates data from a variety of internal and external systems. But is the RIM system truly at the center of the research information ecosystem? With multiple commercial and open source data sources, where does a faculty profile live? What is the “official” profile, and who controls it? The library has expertise in metadata synthesis and authority control, but traditionally the library has not been involved with campus data. What is the role of the library in the research information management ecosystem?en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch Information Management (RIM) systems can track and synchronize data about faculty scholarship and activities, including grants, articles, student courses and advisement, and professional service. These systems give an overview of the research and scholarly enterprise of an institution, and they offer tools for collaborating, publicizing faculty work, complying with policies, and creating reports for annual review or promotion and tenure. Information managed in a RIM system comes from different units across a university, and the system integrates data from a variety of internal and external sources. Where is the “official” profile, and who controls it?en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.titleNavigating the Research Information Management Ecosystemen_US
dc.typePosteren_US
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