University Library's Willie Miller receives prestigious 'Mover & Shaker' award from Library Journal

The national publication Library Journal has named Willie Miller, assistant librarian of University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, a "Mover & Shaker" in the library industry.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

Library archivist's original research is now tell-all book on Civil War government spying

While he's no Edward Snowden, IUPUI University Libraryarchivist Stephen Towne has blown the whistle on little-known facts about government surveillance of civilian activities -- during the Civil War.

Towne's book, "Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland," presents original research on a topic that few others, if any, have studied.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

The 500 Festival archival collection is held by the organization in Indianapolis. This digitized collection was created to share the 500 Festival events and traditions with the community.

The online collection includes photos and documents from past and present 500 Festival events and programs.

If you own a 500 Festival item not represented in this collection and would be willing to loan it for scanning and consideration, please contact the Center for Digital Scholarship. 

Updated Aug 11, 2017 by Webmaster

Open access isn’t the end of resource sharing

IUPUI University Library’s mission is to Inform, Connect, and Transform. The work I do as a resource sharing librarian is the literal fulfillment of our mission to Connect. My entire career as a librarian has focused on providing our users with access to the information resources they need to be successful in their teaching, research, and learning. I am, in fact, a self-proclaimed librarian devoted to resource sharing. As such, my interest in open access is no surprise.

Updated Apr 19, 2016 by Webmaster

The IUPUI Open Access Policy: A Short Report on Implementation

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, technology, and dedicated effort from academic libraries. Here's a short summary of our implementation efforts to date and the current level of policy participation from faculty on the IUPUI campus.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Dear Authors, Don't Feed the Beast

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 ... even if you don't know it.

Updated Mar 26, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Digital Humanities Resource: The Programming Historian

Lately, I have fallen into deep digital humanities love with The Programming Historian (TPH). TPH is an excellent first step for those interested in learning more about digital humanities but do not know where to start. TPH has peer-reviewed lessons on different digital humanities research methodologies.

Updated Jun 12, 2017 by Digital Humanities Librarian

Making Maps in R

Updated Mar 15, 2016 by Social Sciences & Digital Publishing Librarian

3-D digitization brings Red Cross of Indiana's 100-year history to life

For 100 years, the American Red Cross has prevented, prepared for and responded to disasters and emergencies across the entire state of Indiana. This history has been documented through photographs and artifacts that are dispersed among local chapters.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster