Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Caitlin Pollock
Digital Humanities
March 9,2016
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. The lessons cover...
Ted Polley
Journal publishing
March 4,2016
Making maps in R is something that I have been curious about for some time. If you ask a geographer, R probably isn’t at the top of their list for creating maps. Dedicated GIS programs, such as ArcGIS, are most certainly a better choice if your sole interest is in visualizing geographic data. However, creating maps in R has some distinct...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
February 23,2016
Register NOW  The Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching Institute is delighted to announce that HILT2016 registration is now open. HILT will be held June 13-16, 2016 with special events on June 17th at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. HILT is a partnership of IUPUI, IUPUI Libraries, the Maryland Institute...
Johnson, Jennifer Ann
Digitization
February 19,2016
 In a rapidly changing technology environment it was only a matter of time that we would see some really cool things happening with 3D technology-particularly 3D scanning. University Library is embracing 3D scanning technology and finding ways to compliment the scanning initiatives that are already taking place with our cultural heritage and...
Yoo Young Lee
Digital User Experience
February 18,2016
In December 2015, I visited the National Library and Archives of Quebec – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) – to see the exhibition of “The Library at Night – Great libraries of the world in a virtual-reality universe.” What made this exhibition unique was that visitors explored the 10 world libraries in a virtual environment by...
Tina Baich
Metadata
February 8,2016
As the head of Bibliographic and Metadata Services (BAMS), I coordinate the metadata creation for the vast array of digital collections produced by the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship. The involvement of catalogers in the process of metadata creation has brought an expertise in description to and enriched our digital...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
February 6,2016
Here’s a question I get at least a few times every month—I should really start keeping count … it goes something like this: “But I already have a ResearchGate profile, what’s the advantage of keeping other sites about my work up-to-date?” (Sometimes it’s “Academia.edu,” but less and less often on my campus.) It’s a hard question to answer. In part...
Heather Coates
Data Management
January 27,2016
Love Your Data week is almost here! LYD16 is a week devoted to helping students take better care of their research data, whether it takes the form of photos, numbers, text, videos, code, or social media interactions. Students and librarians from more than 20 colleges and universities will participate by sharing their horror and success stories,...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
January 20,2016
At their November 18, 2015 meeting, IUPUI Staff Council, an elected campus entity that, “represents the staff in the communication processes and decision making of the university. . .and promotes staff development and recommends policies which aid in retaining highly qualified personnel. . .” among many other activities, adopted an Open Access...
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...