Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

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...
Tina Baich
Metadata
November 20,2015
Open access benefits scholars everywhere by connecting them to research they may not otherwise be able to access, but I'd like to take a moment to look at open access in reverse. By making my research open access, I benefit myself as well as the community at large. My work gets much wider exposure through my deposits in IUPUI ScholarWorks than it...
Ted Polley
Journal publishing
November 16,2015
Lately, I have been spending more time playing around with R. As an R beginner and someone interested in data visualization, one of my favorite packages so far is ggplot2. This package vastly simplifies the process of plotting data and the results are rather aesthetically pleasing. One of the really powerful features of ggplot2 is the way in which...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
November 13,2015
Last month Kathleen Fitzpatrick announced the launch of a new open access repository for the humanities, CORE. I love repositories and I love open access; so, I'm happy to see it. As a new repository, CORE has the advantage of an existing collection of users, members of MLA Commons--an academic social network that hopes to grow into a larger...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
November 5,2015
There is presently a Faculty Leaning Community developing a working definition of Public Scholarship for IUPUI.  Despite someone else telling me I regularly participated in public scholarship, I had a hard time suggesting a complete definition.  My first inclination was, “it’s scholarship about civic engagement,” and while that can be...