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Gold Open Access on the Rise: IUPUI Leads Indiana in OA Articles

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?

Updated Nov 10, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

What Can Open Data Mean for the Humanities?: A Quick Consideration of Digitized Primary Sources

For my contribution to blog posts for Open Access Week 2016, I wanted to write down some ideas I have had floating in my head in an attempt to better articulate them. 

Updated Oct 26, 2016 by Digital Humanities Librarian

Common approaches to sharing data @ IUPUI

The Figshare Report released yesterday The State of Open Data inspired me to reflect on how researchers at IUPUI are sharing their data. Below, I describe three increasingly common scenarios for data sharing, including common considerations - what data, when, how/where, and what permissions.

Updated Oct 28, 2016 by hcoates

Open Access as Pedagogy & Remedy for Information Privilege

When I think about Open Access, I think about it in terms of my teaching. As a librarian, teaching Information Literacy (the habits of mind to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically) is a large part of what I, and my colleagues, do during a semester.

Updated Oct 26, 2016 by Webmaster

New Open Access Journal at IUPUI

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,

Updated Oct 26, 2016 by Webmaster

Open Access in Action for ILL

IUPUI University Library formally operationalized the use of open access in interlibrary loan (ILL) in 2009. Since then, I've written two articles studying borrowing requests received for open access materials and am now collaborating on a larger project with Collette Mak from the University of Notre Dame. All of my research has shown that any expectation that open access will negatively impact ILL is false.

Updated Oct 25, 2016 by Metadata Librarian

Open access and science – not just journal articles

Open access in science can mean much more than journal articles.  Take, for example, the Ketterson lab, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington.  In the course of their over 30-year study on songbird biology the group has published over 100 articles.

Updated Oct 24, 2016 by Sciences Librarian

Open in Action at IUPUI 2016

Open In ActionWelcome 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.

Updated Oct 24, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

New role - Work in the backend of scholarly communication system

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 scholarly communication systems in the backend.

Updated Oct 21, 2016 by Webmaster

The value of critical appraisal

This week I am wrapping up my last evidence summary for the (open access) Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal. I'm feeling quite nostalgic about it. I joined the evidence summary team in mid-2012 and have completed two 2-year commitments. It's been a key writing activity for most of my pre-tenure time here at UL.

Updated Oct 07, 2016 by hcoates