Advancing the Research Mission
How can libraries effectively support the research missions of their universities and the workflow of their faculty? Libraries can create a cluster of high-value, distinctive services by directly supporting researchers, managing and aggregating the research output, and ensuring that it enhances the reputation of the faculty and the institution. What services do scholars need? How can their output be preserved, discovered and re-used? What can be done to ensure that the proper acknowledgment accrues to the correct entities? Our objective is to understand the ways that libraries can have maximum impact in providing support to academic departments.
For a complete overview of our approach to our work in this area and what we want to accomplish, read on to understand what we’re working on and why in the detailed Advancing the Research Mission description.
This goal of this project is to help libraries find new ways to support their institutions' research mission.
An investigation into ways that libraries can support researchers' data needs and institutional needs for dataset curation.
A collaborative project of OCLC Research and the UK's Research Information Network (RIN) to examine the use and provision of information-related tools and services to researchers throughout the lifecycle of the research process.
Some of the activities listed here have prototypes or demonstrations you can explore and play with. You can find a list of just those hands-on activities in ResearchWorks.
A few of these activities have generated software that you can download and build upon. Go to our software page for a list of only those activities.
The OCLC Research Library Partnership has sponsored the activities with this mark.
OCLC Research on YouTube
Watch OCLC Research YouTube Channel videos that feature some of our current work or recent findings