Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
July 21,2020
The IUPUI campus sits near the center of Indianapolis, the state capitol of Indiana. Along with one of the largest medical schools in the United States, three hospitals, and more than 140 health-related majors and degrees, IUPUI emphasizes service-learning, community-engaged research, and public scholarship. It makes sense, therefore, that when...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
July 21,2020
In July 2020, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University released its latest ranking of university bibliometric indicators. The Leiden Rankings use new tools to characterize the bibliometric output of a university without relying on problematic, reputational proxies such as the Journal Impact Factor. In addition to the...
Mairelys Lemus-Rojas
Open Knowledge
July 9,2020
IUPUI University Library has gained a reputation across the State of Indiana for supporting local community organizations in the development of digital collections. Making these digital collections available online provides opportunities for the creation of new stories. Continuing on that tradition, the library is launching a project to create the...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 24,2019
At IUPUI we work for Open Access every week of the year. So, when OA Week rolls around, it’s a good time to reflect on why we’re doing this and on the fruits of our labor.Why We Work for OpenThe theme for this year’s Open Access Week is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” The “open for whom?” question is a call for those of us who provide...
Kristi Palmer
Library Administration
October 24,2019
IUPUI University Library joined a long list of endorsers backing the shared interests and values of the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts.  Those core principles include: No author will be required to waive any institutional or funder open access policy to publish in any of the publisher’s journals.No author will be...
Tina Baich
October 24,2019
Winner of IUPUI University Library's inaugural Open Education Awards, Dr. Robin Janson, recently received international recognition from the Coko Foundation for her groundbreaking work in Open Educational Resources (OER). Janson's freely licensed 3D bone models were awarded an Open Publishing Award in the category of Open Content alongside...
Tina Baich
October 22,2019
IUPUI University Library has long been committed to advancing Open, and has engaged in a variety of projects and services in support of that commitment. Recently, our Scholarly Communication Librarian suggested we develop an advisory group that would assess current and future investments in Open modeled after the University of California’s STAR...
Maixner III, Gary
April 15,2019
INDIANAPOLIS—On March 7, faculty and staff gathered in IUPUI University Library for the 1st Annual Open Education Awards event.  This event was created to recognize the work of IUPUI faculty members who have been committed to integrating Open Educational Resources (OERs) into their coursework.    You might ask, “What are OERs...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
February 7,2019
Are you stuck with a corporate publisher that doesn’t actually care about research? What if the whole editorial board quit?That’s what happened at the Journal of Informetrics.On January 10th, 2019 the entire editorial board resigned with a unanimous statement. Cassidy Sugimoto, an IU Bloomington faculty member and the president of the...
West, LeAnn Elizabeth
November 30,2018
WOW! When I began reading and learning about TEI, I felt like I was reading a foreign language. Initially, I was intimidated, and honestly, I still am. TEI is a standard for the representation of textual material in digital form through text encoding. For example, I am working on a project: Civil War: Governor Morton Telegraph Books and Slips, and...