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Knowledge Map Prototypes for the UCF Research Lifecycle

To support scholarly research, promote campus wide cooperation and infrastructure building, the University of Central Florida (UCF) has built a Research Lifecycle at the institutional level by embedding campus-wide scholarly services into a framework of research flow. The Research Lifecycle can be accessed at:

The Knowledge Maps (KMs) are created based on the concepts and ideas defined in the Research Lifecycle; they link all the research activities, services and resources together and provide a path for UCF researchers. The covered resources include those in the library’s scholarly communication webpages, librarians’ research guides, library databases, and information from the ORC, the IST and the FCTL. The following infographics (Figure 1-4) are made using The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) CmapTools. In addition, an experiment for an interactive KM for the Research Lifecycle can be found at: Its infographic is also attached below (Figure 5).

Figure 1: Knowledge Map Prototype for the Research Lifecycle: Planning Cycle

Figure 2: Knowledge Map Prototype for the Research Lifecycle: Project Cycle

Figure 3: Knowledge Map Prototype for the Research Lifecycle: Publication Cycle

Figure 4: Knowledge Map Prototype for the Research Lifecycle: Digital Scholarship Cycle

Fig. 5 Knowledge Map Prototype for the Research Lifecycle (Created using iMindMap, can be accessed at:


Related resources:

The Project Article: Deng, S. and Hu, X. (2014). Creating a knowledge map for the Research Lifecycle. Knowledge Maps and Information Retrieval (KMIR) 2014 Conference Proceedings. ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2014, 8th - 12th September 2014, London. Available at:

The Project Slides: