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New Open Access Journal by the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS), “the world’s largest scientific society” (ACS, 2014) is launching an open access journal, ACS Central Science

According to ACS this journal will be the society’s “first completely open access journal and the first highly selective, society-published, pure open access journal to cover the breadth of chemistry and its interfaces with research in the natural and physical sciences” (ACS, 2104). ACS Central Science will have no author fees and all articles will be openly available to the public. 

Read more about ACS and open access here.

American Chemical Society. (2014).  About ACS. Retrieved from http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/aboutacs.html

American Chemical Society. (2014).  Q&A about ACS Central Science. Retrieved from http://acsopenaccess.org/faqs/#central

Last updated by esnajdr on 05/09/2014

Finding and reusing data for your research

You already know that the libraries on campus, including University Library, provide you with access to a wealth of information: journals, databases, books, and tools to help you manage information. We also provide instructional support and one-on-one consultations. What you may not know is that we can also help you find data for your senior research project, master's thesis, dissertation project, or your latest funding award. Some of the best and least known resources are below, but contact your subject librarian if you need help navigating them. This list is not comprehensive, so ask us for help if you can't find what you need!

Open Data

Last updated by hcoates on 05/01/2014

Scholars, do the right thing.

If you are a scholar who is on the fence about whether or not to get on the Open Access bandwagon, then consider this: It's your ethical duty as a researcher to share your research. As authors John Willinsky and Juan Pablo Alperin explain in their article, "The Academic Ethics of Open Access to Research and Scholarship,"

The ethics of access have to do with recognizing people's right to know what is known, as well as the value to humanity of having one of its best forms of arriving at knowledge as widely shared as possible. The level of access is often reduced by the financial interests of publishers in a market in which there is little sense of rational order, given huge discrepancies in prices for similar products.

Last updated by lacym on 04/25/2014

Visualizing the Indianapolis Recorder

On April 11th, members of the Digital Scholarship Team presented initial work in analyzing the text of the Indianapolis Recorder at IUPUI Research Day. The Indianapolis Recorder is one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent African American newspapers, and the University Library has a digitized collection covering the vast majority of issues published between 1899 and 2005. The full text of more than 96,000 pages is currently available for export from the ContentDM platform as a tab delimited or XML text file (1.3GB).

Last updated by andjsmit on 04/25/2014

Surprise! Harvard is a Hornet's Nest of Copyright Infringement

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Last updated by jdodell on 04/18/2014

Proof of Impact

In 2007 IUPUI University Library partnered with the IUPUI Graduate Office to begin providing open access to students’ theses and dissertations.  In our promotional activities we focused on the benefits to students.  Their scholarship is:

Last updated by klpalmer on 04/17/2014

Brock's Birds of Indiana in IUPUI Center for Digital Scholarship’s Cultural Heritage Collection

Spring is in the air in Indianapolis, a perfect time to turn our attention to the exciting changes in wildlife that this time of year brings.  And, with spring comes the annual influx of migratory birds.  Amazingly, some of these bird species return to our state from tropical wintering grounds as far away as the South American continent. 

Brock’s Birds of Indiana, part of the IUPUI Center for Digital Scholarship’s Cultural Heritage Collection, contains a wealth of information of the birds that can be found in our state.  This information packed resource contains historical notes as well as population and distribution information for bird species occurring in Indiana.  One can also find details of when to expect the arrival and departure of Indiana’s migrant birds.  This is truly a treasure trove of information for nature enthusiasts, bird biologists, or anyone interested in learning more about the birds in our state.

Last updated by esnajdr on 04/11/2014

IUPUIScholarWorks Quarterly Report, January-March 2014

The first quarter of this year has been a good one for IUPUIScholarWorks. While upgrading our version of DSpace, we also rebuilt our community list on the home page. Currently, thirteen IUPUI schools have collections in ScholarWorks. (We hope that the few remaining schools will create collections before the end of the year.) While making improvements to the website, we were also busy posting new submissions to the repository. Here's what's new in IUPUIScholarWorks for the first quarter of 2014:

Scholarly Articles: 125
ETDs: 124
Gray Literature: 32

We're well on our way to providing open access to over 1,000 new items in the year 2014!

According to Google Analytics popular, recent (4/1/2013-3/31/2014) submissions include:

Last updated by jdodell on 04/04/2014

Digital Scholarship Dining

The staff of IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship spent a great deal of time (rightly so) toiling over: 1. Defining digital scholarship and, 2. What services we would focus on in connection with this definition. We struggled with describing digital scholarship similarly to others, wanting to ensure some cohesion with our national and international colleagues.  We also wanted to create a mission and suite of services that was unique to and served our university.   Creating a mission statement is precarious enough, add to this a yet solidly defined area of study and prepare to see a group of structure craving librarians squirm.   

Last updated by klpalmer on 04/04/2014

IUPUI Faculty Taking Advantage of the Digital Scholarship Fund

A few years ago Dean Lewis implemented a fund to assist faculty who are interested in developing digital collections that will enhance and advance their research agenda.  Faculty can use the fund to explore new modes of analysis, creation and dissemination where technology plays a significant role. 

Faculty Highlight

In 2011 I began working with Dr. Bob White to create an online and open-access collection that offers resources for students, teachers, and scholars that are interested in Irish History, Irish politics, social movements, political activism, and “terrorism.”

According to Dr. White, “The Irish Republican Movement Collection provides unique resources for the understanding the transformation of Provisional Irish Republicanism and for understanding those who opposed that transformation, including contemporary ‘dissident’ Irish Republicans."

The collection includes 4 Irish Newspapers and a streaming video created by Dr. White. 
http://ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/IrishRepublicanMovement

Last updated by jdodell on 04/03/2014