Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

February 21,2014
Information literacy—the ability to recognize when information is needed and find, evaluate, and use the needed information—is essential to our higher education goals. We want our students to leave college with the ability to direct their own learning and teach themselves, especially since it will be impossible for them to learn everything about...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
February 14,2014
The BeginningsIn Spring 2013 a survey was sent to organizations in Indiana that were known to already be creating digital collections related to Indiana history.  Responding were libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.  The overwhelming feedback indicates that Indiana cultural heritage institutions are highly interested...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
February 13,2014
Recently I've noticed a tendency in my prose to capitalize the words "Open Access." Somehow my mind turned a concept into a brand. I had some help, of course. For a shorthand, many that write about open access use the initialism "OA." It's easy to see how that might introduce capitalization when it comes time to spell out both words--so, "open...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
February 7,2014
The new Web of Science interface has a feature that allows one to refine search results by the category of “Open Access”.  This opens up some interesting possibilities for analysis for researchers as well as for librarians.  For example, a quick search can help shed light on general trends in open access publishing by subject area....
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
December 13,2013
IUPUIScholarWorks serves as the institutional repository for open access to works by IUPUI's faculty, students and community. If you're at IUPUI and you have something you want to post, join, look us up or send us a note.Now that six months have passed since the end of the 2012/2013 school year, I thought it would be fun to see what we made...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
November 21,2013
To celebrate the launch of the Center for Digital Scholarship we will also host a special open house in November for the campus and the community to learn more about our work. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, on the ground floor of the University Library.The center works to provide open access to IUPUI scholarship,...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
November 20,2013
Almost four years ago the Center for Digital Scholarship at IUPUI University Library and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway formed a partnership. The goal of this partnership was simple: to digitize large portions of the expansive photographic racing history contained within IMS’ negative collection, and by doing so, provide access to the masses. It...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
November 19,2013
The Center for Digital Scholarship recently launched IUPUI DataWorks. As a supplement to the Center's Data Services Program, IUPUI DataWorks provides a tool whereby researchers may share data for reuse. IUPUI DataWorks is a great way to make your data available to a world of researchers. This data repository helps you keep track of how people use...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
November 19,2013
The University Library and key campus partners have started a fund to support the publication of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scholarship in peer-reviewed open access journals. A pilot program that encourages diverse participation across schools on the campus will make $47,000 available to IUPUI faculty over the next two years...
Andy Smith
Digital Scholarship Technologies
November 18,2013
The Indiana State Fair has been around since 1852. See what the fair was like in 1917 through the Indianapolis News State Fair Special.Much has changed and much has stayed the same at the fair over the years.Even the advertisements are fascinating.Archives of The Indianpolis News is becoming an exciting new online digital collection at IUPUI...