Jan Fransen

Service Lead for Research Information Management Systems

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Professional Information

I am the Service Lead for Research Information Management Systems for University of Minnesota Libraries in the Twin Cities. In that role, I work across Libraries divisions and with campus partners to provide library systems that save researchers' and students' time and improve their access to the materials they need to get to their next steps.

Education/Academic qualification

MLIS, Dominican University

BS, University of Minnesota

BA, University of Minnesota

Research interests

  • Research Networking Systems
  • Research Information Management Systems
  • Discovery Systems

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Research Output 2009 2018

Collaborating with Your Library to Jump Start Grand Challenges, Characterize Your Impact and Write Your Next Proposal

Bakker, C. J., Fransen, J., Galloway, L. & DuCloux-Potter, S., May 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


The Maturing of a Big Library Data Project OR How to Future-proof your Library Data and Student Success Project

Peterson, K., Meyer, K., Fransen, J. & Nackerud, S. A., 2018, Academic Libraries and the Academy: Strategies and Approaches to Demonstrate Your Value, Impact, and Return on Investment. Britto, M. & Kinsley, K. (eds.). Association of College and Research Libraries

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

21 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of academic library resources on undergraduates' degree completion

Soria, K. M., Fransen, J. & Nackerud, S., Sep 2017, In : College and Research Libraries. 78, 6, p. 812-823 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
first-year student

Activities 2007 2019

Findings from the euroCRIS/OCLC Research Survey of Research Information Management Practices

Rebecca Bryant (Speaker), Anna Clements (Speaker), Jan Fransen (Speaker)
Jan 30 2019

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

ORCID US Community Showcase #2

Kevin Hawkins (Speaker), Jan Fransen (Speaker), Vedu Hariths (Speaker), Matt Regan (Speaker)
Jan 30 2019

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

Research Information Management: Libraries Leading The Way

Rebecca Bryant (Speaker), Jan Fransen (Speaker), Maliaca Oxnam (Speaker), Anne Rauh (Speaker)
Apr 12 2019

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey

Jan Fransen (Speaker), Rebecca Bryant (Speaker)
Apr 8 2019

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

The Library’s Role in Research Information Management Systems

Jan Fransen (Speaker), Mike Conlon (Speaker), Anne Rauh (Speaker), Devin Soper (Speaker)
Feb 28 2019

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation