Advancing Institutional Priorities through Research Information Management (RIM) Infrastructures

Thursday, October 28 | 2:15PM–3:00PM ET
Viewing Location: Online
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster
This session will share the findings from a forthcoming OCLC Research report on information management practices in the United States (, scheduled for early fall 2021. The report collects evidence from in-depth case studies of RIM practices at five US research universities, highlighting the proliferation of use cases such as faculty activity reporting, public portals, and strategic reporting. RIM practices represent a type of digital transformation (Dx) that can advance research, provide evidence for strategic decision support, and streamline administrative workflows. The presentation will also share the RIM System Framework featured in the report, which describes the required and optional functional and technical elements that comprise the architecture of US RIM systems. We believe that this framework will help demystify RIM infrastructure and help practitioners better understand the array of campus stakeholders required for successful RIM implementation. We will conclude the presentation by demonstrating the value of the case studies and framework through examples pulled from the report’s case studies.


  • Rebecca Bryant

    Senior Program Officer, OCLC, Inc.
  • David Scherer

    Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University