Research Information Management Systems as Data: A Case Study of Scholars@TAMU

May 14, 2021VIVO 2021 Conference SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: Research Information Management System, Data Reuse, Research Intelligence
  • TL;DR: This talk will discuss the value of important metadata within a RIM system and its associated services, in the context of data reuse.
  • Abstract: Scholars@TAMU is an operational research information management system at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Scholars@TAMU serves as TAMU’s record of the faculty’s scholastic achievements. The system aggregates heterogeneous, authoritative data from internal and external databases and allows the faculty to manage or control their own scholarly narratives. Scholars@TAMU has two main objectives: (1) faculty profile system to enhance discoverability of TAMU expertise, and (2) TAMU scholarship data to characterize research at Texas A&M. This presentation will focus on introducing and demonstrating how the system supports the second objective with the data stored in Scholars@TAMU. This will capture the higher-level picture of data conversion from the metadata within a profile page to research intelligence reports, as well as the issues and use cases of data feed into Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting and API data support. This talk will discuss the value of important metadata within a RIM system and its associated services, in the context of data reuse.
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