Authoritative researcher metadata in one place via VIVO
This Q&A describes the experience of implementing VIVO at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). VIVO is an institution-driven, semantic tool for accessing authoritative data about faculty and researchers.
Paul 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.
"Libraries have a history of caring about data quality as well as the needs of their users. Because the library can play the role of visionary in how the data is used, it was natural in our case for us to take a leadership role."...read more
Research information meets research data management
The University of St Andrews has had an integrated research information infrastructure since 2006. They asked, "What people, processes, tools and standards are available internally or externally to best deliver the necessary services now and in the future?" At St Andrews they have benefited from this approach and concentrated efforts into delivering joined-up services to their researchers and research managers, whatever the system.....read more
With press coverage of National Library Week reaching your user communities and sponsors through all levels of media, it is a great time to draw attention to your library with these quick and easy marketing tactics. If you are located in another country, consider piggybacking on coverage of (or even starting!) your own local or national library event. ....read more
Today's libraries face a multitude of marketing challenges, from the rapidly changing world of reading habits to a major rebranding of what it means to be a library. If you are feeling like your current marketing efforts are falling flat, read on for some ideas and motivation.....read more
University Investment in the Library, Phase II: An International Study of the Library's Value to the Grants Process (2010)
Academic libraries must find ways to measure and demonstrate the value of their collections and...