What is a successful research result, after all? Or more generally, what is a research product? And: What role do the researchers themselves play in answering these questions, what role do society and the economy play in this? These and other questions are addressed in the lecture "FAIR Research Information – How libraries are developing and delivering services for responsible researcher metadata and research assessment" by Lambert Heller, who is head of the Open Science Lab at the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology.
At the Satellite Meeting of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) on 21 August 2019 in Klosterneuburg (Austria), he will discuss the importance of metrics such as the Journal Impact Factor and the role of legacy publishers as well as new big online businesses in the evaluation of research results. Heller shows, how TIB’s work is driven by the assumption that libraries and researchers together will have to develop new, open approaches to platforms and metrics.
With services like VIVO and research projects surrounding them TIB wants to show what is possible beyond taking care for your researcher profile on Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar or ResearchGate. In his talk, Heller goes into the details of how TIB delivers VIVO as a service within its own institution, how it helps a growing community of European research institutions to build their own institutional solutions utilizing VIVO, and how VIVO is about to become a model of researcher oriented library services in the near future.