Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Caitlin Pollock
Digital Humanities
September 25,2014
Yale University has unveiled a new digital humanities tool, Photogrammar, that visualizes and organizes photographs taken during the 1930s and 1940s under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration and the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The photographs serve as artifacts that document the yearning, despair, and...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
September 23,2014
In a collaborative application from the Indianapolis Public Library, the Indiana State Library, the IUPUI University Library, and the Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis has been selected to host the next DPLA Fest, April 17-18, 2015.  DPLAfest 2015, a two-day public event set to coincide with DPLA’s second birthday,...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
September 18,2014
Finding government information can be challenging, even for those of us practiced in the task. Uncovering government data in a form that is easily usable can be even more difficult, graying the hair of many a social scientist.Investigative Reporters & Editors had built an interface (census.ire.org) that facilitates locating and downloading...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
September 16,2014
Amy Rudersdorf, Assistant Director for Content at DPLA, will be presenting in Emily Gore’s stead at ILF in November 2014.Amy Rudersdorf is the DPLA Assistant Director for Content. She is responsible for digitization partnerships and related workflows, metadata normalization and shareability, and community engagement to promote the DPLA as a...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
September 12,2014
IUPUI's Faculty Council is currently considering the adoption of a campus-wide, opt-out open access policy. I think that's great news! If you're reading this on a screen, you should think it's great news too. Why? Because this is IUPUI; we do great work here--really. In addition to the second largest medical school in the United States, the IUPUI...
Caitlin Pollock
Digital Humanities
August 25,2014
As an IUPUI librarian with the Center for Digital Scholarship, this is my first blog post. I come to IUPUI from Loyola University Chicago where I just earned a MA degree in Digital Humanities. My research interests include copyright and information policies, digital literacy, digital humanities, African American history and late 19th century...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
August 22,2014
On Tuesday, September 9th I will be teaching a workshop on data visualization for the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, “Introduction to Data Visualization I: Visualization with Gephi.” For the uninitiated, Gephi is an open-source network visualization program. The tool is ideal for networks of any size. It offers a vast array of network...
Heather Coates
Data Management
August 22,2014
A working group of the Research Data Alliance has proposed a case statement to develop the BioSharing Repository into a registry. Admittedly, I wasn't clear about the distinction until I read through the report a couple of times. Now that I have a better understanding of what the working group is trying to accomplish, I am eager to see how this...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
August 16,2014
At the beginning of this month the International Association of Science, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) released a suite of model licenses "for a variety of uses within open access publishing." If that sounds like reinventing the widely used Creative Commons, don't be suckered; it's far worse. Rather than merely wasting our time and...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
August 15,2014
Emily Gore of DPLA to present at ILF Annual in Indianapolis.Emily Gore of DPLA will be participating in an Indiana Library Federation Annual Pre-Conference session, Monday November 17, 9 am-12 pm at Mariott East in Indianapolis. You need not be a member of ILF to attend and we hope to hear from lots of non-library affiliated participants.The...