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![RMap Logo][1] ### Overview The RMap Project (short for "Research Map") was an [Alfred P. Sloan Foundation][2]-funded initiative undertaken by: * Johns Hopkins University’s [Data Conservancy][3] - a data curation organization * [IEEE][4] - the world’s largest technical professional organization and publisher of nearly a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. * [Portico][5] - the digital preservation service of ITHAKA The goal of the project was to produce a prototype framework that makes it possible to preserve the many-to-many complex relationships among scholarly publications and their underlying data, thereby supporting the continual development of scholarly communication and digital publishing. The RMap Project grant period began in April 2014 and ended in November 2017. ### Proposal and introduction Some useful introductory documentation for RMap is available in this project. The [RMap Overview Document][6] and [Press Release][7] provide short summaries of the project's intent. The original [project proposal][8] goes into much more depth (note that early in the project the proposed name was "Matchmaker" - it was later renamed RMap). The [final report][9] describes the key outcomes of the project. For an animated introduction to RMap, the [Introduction to RMap][10] video provides a simple overview. You can also [watch this on YouTube][11]. ### Live RMap website, code At the time of publication, the first live beta instance of RMap is being hosted by the [Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University][12] at This instance of RMap was initially populated with over 680,000 records representing relationships related to articles published by IEEE. The code and technical documentation (e.g. API, installation, software stack) is being maintained in the [RMap Project GitHub repository][13]. ### Principal investigators The PIs for the RMap Project were: - Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management, Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries - Gerry Grenier, Senior Director, Publishing Technologies, IEEE, Inc. - Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director, Portico ### Other project team members In addition to the project's PIs, the following team members contributed to the design, development, and documentation of RMap: - Aaron Birkland, Senior Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries - Vinay Cheruku, Director of Content Management Systems, ITHAKA - Tim DiLauro, Digital Library Architect, Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries - Mark Donoghue, Content Management Analyst, IEEE - Renny Guida, Director, Product Management, IEEE - Karen Hanson, Research Developer, Portico / Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries - Amy Kirchoff, Archive Service Product Manager, ITHAKA - Jim Martino, Senior Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries - Elliot Metsger, Senior Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries - John Meyer, Director of Data Technology, ITHAKA - Kenneth Moore, Director, Book and Information Services, IEEE - Sheila Morrissey, Senior Researcher, ITHAKA - Stephanie Orphan, Director of Publisher Relations, Portico - Ken Rawson, Manager, Publishing Systems, IEEE - Joe Rogowski, Associate Director/Senior Project Manager, ITHAKA - Hanh Vu, Software Engineer/Project Manager, Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries - Jabin White, Vice President, Content Management, ITHAKA [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: [5]: [6]: [7]: [8]: [9]: [10]: [11]: [12]: [13]: