Preprints in Poetry: Why am I doing this?

First, a confession:
Yes, I write poetry. In fact, I've written poetry slowly but persistently for more than three decades. Most of it is complete garbage; some of it has been published in literary journals. But a great deal more, of modest quality, has never been published, submitted or shared. The last fifteen or so years have been largely dedicated to a single form--five couplets, generally not rhyming; ghazals, loosely understood and (at times) loosely "after" Ghalib.

Updated Oct 17, 2016 by Webmaster

Indiana Memory DPLA Fest 2016

We hope you'll consider attending the first Indiana Memory Digital Public Library of America Fest, September 23, 2016. The Fest is for institutions at all levels of digital collection creation from "just beginning to think about it and need more information" to "long time creators looking at enhancements and with knowledge to share."

Updated Aug 12, 2016 by Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship

IUPUI University Library researchers earn prize in National Endowment for the Humanities competition

INDIANAPOLIS -- A University Library project that traces the origin of the word "Hoosier" won third place in the National Endowment for the Humanities' nationwide contest in the field of digital humanities.

The purpose of the "Chronicling America Data Challenge" competition was to use digital research tools to discover and publish previously untold stories hidden in historically significant database collections.

Updated Aug 04, 2016 by Webmaster

Valuable trove of tax records at University Library offers unique insights into foundations

INDIANAPOLIS -- University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a valuable trove of documents offering unique insights into the activities of private charitable foundations such as the Ford Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

The library's Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives has more than 800,000 individual tax records that were filed by thousands of foundations with the Internal Revenue Service between 1971 and 1997.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 by Webmaster

Chronicling Hoosier, Using Big Data to Answer Old Questions

IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship librarians have used the Library of Congressses Chronicling America API to take another look at the usage of the word hoosier through time and across geographies.  Chronicling Hoosier began as a technology driven pursuit of the long sought origin story of hoosier.

Updated Aug 23, 2016 by Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship

How do you tweet about research?

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 thinking about it, I realized I do actually have a formula. On the flip side, I get annoyed when journalists and media professionals fail to point to the original research they are discussing. Don't be that person!

Updated Jun 06, 2016 by Webmaster

An Open Digital Archive as a Transition to OA

Back in March, the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication (https://osc.hul.harvard.edu) published a preliminary draft of a literature review (https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/programs/journal-flipping/public-consultation/) on methods for converting subscription-based journals to open access (OA).* The report was open for public comment, and while the public comment period has passed, it is definitely worth a read for anyone interested in the future of scho

Updated May 24, 2016 by Webmaster

Tina Baich of University Library receives honor for national and international work

Tina Baich, associate librarian at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is the recipient of this year's Virginia Boucher-Online Computer Library Center Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian Award. Baich is head of resource sharing and delivery services, as well as bibliographic and metadata services, at the IUPUI library.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster