OCLC Research Announces New Project: “Institutional Stakeholders in Research Support”
In research universities today, there is a growing need to provide an array of research support services such as research data management, research information management, open access repositories and monitoring, and much more. Previously siloed campus units—many that never before collaborated—must increasingly work together to address complex institutional challenges and to support enterprise-wide services. Operating in this enterprise ecosystem is challenging, in great part because most stakeholders know little about the operations of other units, making it difficult to effectively engage, identify points of common interest, and collaborate to support research services.
To help fill this gap, OCLC Research is announcing an effort to better understand the operations, goals, and pain points of university stakeholders in research support services to inform communications and partnership. During the next several months we will be collecting and synthesizing information about the experiences of campus units that play a role in institutional research support.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.