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Can We Make Textbooks Affordable at IUPUI? Symposium (March 9, 2018)

Have you heard about Pressbooks? Piloted by IU through the Unizin consortium, Pressbooks gives faculty and staff the freedom to create customized, free or low-cost online course materials for IUPUI students. Why would someone want to do that? Well …

Updated Feb 05, 2018 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

The Green OA Disconnect: Attitudes or Actions

In November, an article that I wrote with two of my colleagues was published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2169). The article reports some of the results of a wide-ranging survey of faculty attitudes regarding issues in scholarly communication.

Updated Jan 16, 2018 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the IUPUI ScholarWorks Advantage

Note: To mark OA Week 2017, we have invited Brandon Board, a graduate student in our Department of Library and Information Science, to share a recent analysis of benefits of the institutional repository to faculty authors. [J.O.]

Updated Oct 28, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Three Liberal Arts Departments using IUPUI ScholarWorks: Why Open Access?

Note: To mark OA Week 2017, we have invited Kacie Hardin, a graduate student in our Department of Library and Information Science, to share a recent analysis of benefits of the institutional repository to faculty authors. [J.O.]

Updated Oct 26, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Open Access in the Institutional Repository: Counting the Benefits for the Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis

Note: To mark OA Week 2017, we have invited Julie Burchfield, a graduate student in our Department of Library and Information Science, to share a recent analysis of benefits of the institutional repository to faculty authors. Julie also made a related infographic, available from: https://create.piktochart.com/output/25097275-open-access-scholarworks. [J.O.]

Updated Oct 24, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

ResearchGate is Hiding Open Access Articles

Last year I wrote a post comparing ResearchGate with our institutional repository for generating downloads of openly shared manuscripts. In short, the repository beat ResearchGate by 84% in download counts for the works that I have shared on both sites. If I want people to find and read my articles, I’m not wasting my time with ResearchGate.

Updated Oct 10, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Add a Linkout in PubMed to a Free Version of Your Article with IUPUI ScholarWorks

The libraries are proud of the scholarship produced by the IUPUI campus. In fact, with the institutional repository, IUPUI ScholarWorks, we've been working since 2004 to find ways to increase readership for works created by our faculty, staff, and students.
Linkout in PubMed to ScholarWorks

Updated Aug 09, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

But it's Your Article ... You Have the Right to Share

Have you ever posted a published journal article to a lab website, ResearchGate, or Academia.edu? If so, there's a chance that you'll be receiving a copyright takedown notice in the future. Most subscription journals require authors to sign exclusive rights over to the publisher; so, even if you're the author and the publisher didn't pay you to write it, you don't own it.

Updated Jun 15, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Watching Open Access Grow Greener at IUPUI

Green open access (OA) is the practice of providing free access to a scholarly work on a website with no paywalls. Ideally, the authors of these green OA works observe the terms of copyright policies while also depositing items in a library-supported institutional repository or a not-for-profit subject repository. When authors do this, it's called "self-archiving."

Updated Apr 24, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

IUPUI Open Access Publishing Funds Available for Faculty Authors

Did you know that more than 13% of IUPUI’s journals articles were published in open access journals in 2016? 

Updated Feb 17, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian