Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
March 20,2015
As Sunshine Week comes to a close, I cannot help but think about the similarities between open access to scholarly information and the push for increased transparency in our government. I am certainly not the first person to draw parallels between the two, but the conversion usually focuses on public access plans for federally-funded research,...
Caitlin Pollock
Digital Humanities
February 27,2015
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), voted to support net neutrality. Briefly, net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs), like AT&T and Verizon, can not create high speed Internet highways for websites and other online content, in exchange for money. At the moment, Facebook, Netflix, and the IUPUI...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
February 22,2015
The new Journal of Brief Ideas is publishing scientific "articles" which are short statements of 200 words or less.  The journal was created to provide a place for brief scientific ideas to be "archived, searchable and citable".http://www.nature.com/news/journal-publishes-200-word-papers-1.16925
Heather Coates
Data Management
January 15,2015
Like many faculty across campus, I am in the process of completing my FAR (faculty annual review). This product is something created solely for university purposes and only slightly overlaps with my personal process for reflecting on the previous year and planning for the next. I'm going to skip past the criticisms of the system to get to my point...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
January 13,2015
Like many others I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole that is Serial.  For those not yet hooked, it’s a spinoff of NPR’s This American Life.  A real life who-done-it or perhaps better, a real life are-we-sure-the-State’s-case-proves-that-the-guy-who got convicted-actually-done-it. Serial’s creators describe the podcast as, “we’ll follow a...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
November 27,2014
Ever wondered what the top 10 cited academic articles of all time look like?  How about the top 100?A study (Van Noorden et al.) investigated this very topic using citation data provided by Thomson Reuters.  According to their analysis, the top cited paper of all time is an article on protein research written in 1951 and has been cited...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
November 21,2014
Perhaps the reality of inhabiting a structure for which the assembly of requires “minimal formal skill or training” would be less than ideal. Nonetheless, the WikiHouse project is one of my favorite examples of something made available under a creative commons license. Part of why I find this project so intriguing is its potential as a unique...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
October 24,2014
My last post examined a tool for exploring current Census data and exporting it in an easy to use format. Now what about historical Census data? Not the data from a few decades ago – we’re talking about the really old stuff.  Finding this type of historical Census data is notoriously difficult, more so than finding new data. Sifting through...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
October 8,2014
We are pleased to announce another step forward for open access at IUPUI.Yesterday afternoon the IUPUI Faculty Council passed a campus-wide open access policy based on the Harvard opt-out model. This policy is an outcome of several years of persistent and creative work at IUPUI.The policy will be implemented by IUPUI University Library Center for...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
October 1,2014
A core multidisciplinary science journal, Nature Communications, is set to become fully open access on October 20, 2014.   Read more here.This is just in time for Open Access Week, October 20-26!