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Highlights for librarians
Research information meets research data management
In this article, Anna Clements shares how the University of St Andrews has had an integrated research information infrastructure since 2006.This current research information system (CRIS) provides tools for managers and researchers to access all research-related institutional data from corporate systems such as Human Resources, Student Records, Research Grants and Finance. Read article
Authoritative researcher metadata in one place via VIVO
In this interview Paul Albert of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) describes his institution’s experience in implementing VIVO. Albert joined WCMC in 2007 as Digital Services Librarian and is currently the Assistant Director of Research and Digital Services. As the VIVO product manager, he assigns and prioritizes tasks, acquires data, promotes VIVO usage, and communicates with stakeholders. Read full interview.
The Journal of Academic Librarianship focuses on open access
With the first issue of 2013, The Journal of Academic Librarianship focused on the open access (OA) debate. The issue communicates the diversity of opinions and experiences that the topic merits. Those invited to contribute were not only librarians but publishers, policymakers and academic professionals in a variety of disciplines. The majority of the contributors supported the OA movement, but there was variance in terms of how OA is defined, what it should look like, and the ideal model for implementing and sustaining it.
Research data driving new services
Research data has always been at the core of much scientific research, though the primary conduit of scientific communication has been the peer-reviewed journal article. The article summarizes, synthesizes and interprets the raw data, places the data in the context of theory and hypotheses and mechanisms, and takes a point of view on the data. View article
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