Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
October 27,2016
Have you ever wondered if any authors on your campus are choosing open access journals for their articles? Or, if you've seen a few OA journal articles with your faculty members listed as authors, have you wondered how much of the campus article literature is published in OA journals?Sadly, these are not easy questions to answer. The most thorough...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
October 25,2016
Open Access Journals at IUPUI announces a brand new journal, Chronicles of Health Impact Assessment (CHIA), which launches today! This peer-reviewed journal is aimed at public health professionals working in the field of Health Impact Assessment (HIA). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines HIA as, a process that helps evaluate the...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
October 24,2016
Welcome to Open Access Week 2016. We're honoring the theme of this year's OA week, "Open in Action," by highlighting how we work to make open the norm at IUPUI. On each day of OA week we will post about how we're putting open in action. Stay tuned to learn how the library supports digital access to Indiana's cultural heritage, free access to...
Yoo Young Lee
Digital User Experience
October 21,2016
As of September 1, 2016, I work with our Operations Team (OPS) as Product Owner (CSPO – Certified Scrum Product Owner) and IT Analyst Developer, so my official job title is Digital User Experience Librarian/ Product Owner and IT Analyst Developer. I believe that this new responsibility allows me to contribute more to development and improvement of...
Heather L. Coates, MLS, MS
Data Management
June 3,2016
One of the fun things about working in a center for digital scholarship are the unexpected and creative questions. Although I spend less time doing reference than I used to, I often use reference questions as an opportunity to take a deep dive into a topic I haven't had time to explore. Recently, someone asked us how to tweet about research. After...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
April 15,2016
The IUPUI Faculty Council adopted a rights retention, “opt out” open access policy about 18 months ago. Adopting a policy, however, was just an initial step toward honoring the campus's commitment to the broad and open dissemination of research and scholarship created by its authors. Building a culture of open access requires willing participants...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
March 26,2016
If you're reading this, you probably already know that scholarly publishing is broken. Yes, it "works" for some people, some of the time. If you're a for-profit publisher you're probably raking in a 30-40% profit margin (Taylor). I doubt you think that's a "broken" model. But if you're an employee of a university, it's broken and you're broke ......
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
December 15,2015
IUPUI ScholarWorks is an institutional repository. It's also a website ... which means that people come looking for our site with keyword searches, direct links, social media sharing and all the other awesome sauce that makes the Internet a busy place. November is a busy month for academic searches on the Internet; students are digging up sources...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
November 13,2015
Last month Kathleen Fitzpatrick announced the launch of a new open access repository for the humanities, CORE. I love repositories and I love open access; so, I'm happy to see it. As a new repository, CORE has the advantage of an existing collection of users, members of MLA Commons--an academic social network that hopes to grow into a larger...