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Rebecca Bryant

  • PhD
  • Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
  • OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc
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Research interests

current research information systemsresearch information management


Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads and develops areas for the OCLC Research Library Partnership and for OCLC Research related to research information management and research support services, contributing to our thematic focus on Research Collections and Support. Rebecca previously served as Project Manager for Researcher Information Services in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she led a campus-wide effort to implement the Elsevier Pure research information management system (RIMS), rebranded locally as Illinois Research Connections. She has also served as Director of Community at ORCID where she led outreach initiatives to encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers throughout the scholarly communications community, particularly promoting adoption and integration within universities worldwide. Prior to ORCID, Dr. Bryant spent a decade in the University of Illinois Graduate College as Assistant Dean where she led numerous initiatives to support early career researchers, including the establishment of campus-wide graduate career services and postdoctoral affairs offices. She also served on a campus-wide project team to collect assessment data from 62 PhD programs for the National Research Council Assessment of Research Doctoral Programs. She has extensive experience defining and launching new technology initiatives within the research university setting, including Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) and serving as a project leader on the system-wide Banner ERP implementation team at Illinois. Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree at Butler University, a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a PhD in musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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Publications (5)

  • Adoption and Integration of Persistent Identifiers in European Research Information Management

    • Bryant R
    • Dortmund A
    • Malpas C
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  • Convenience and Compliance: Case Studies on Persistent Identifiers in European Research Information Management

    • Bryant R
    • Dortmund A
    • Malpas C
  • Institutional researchers and librarians unite! [blog post]

    • Rebecca Bryant
  • Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role

    • Bryant R
    • Clements A
    • Groenewegen D
    • et al.
  • Scoping the University RDM Service Bundle The Realities of Research Data Management OCLC RESEARCH REPORT

    • Bryant R
    • Lavoie B
    • Malpas C

Professional experience

Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research


June 2016 - Present

Project Manager for Research Information Management systems

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

December 2014 - April 2016(a year)

Director of Community


January 2013 - October 2014(2 years)

Assistant Dean and Director

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College

April 2003 - April 2013(10 years)

Subteam leader and functional analyst

University of Illinois System

April 2001 - April 2003(2 years)



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

January 1996 - May 2003(7 years)


University of Cincinnati

September 1993 - May 1996(3 years)


Butler University

August 1988 - May 1992(4 years)