Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
April 17,2014
In 2007 IUPUI University Library partnered with the IUPUI Graduate Office to begin providing open access to students’ theses and dissertations.  In our promotional activities we focused on the benefits to students.  Their scholarship is:freely accessible and easily found by potential employers and other scholars.archived and maintained...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
April 11,2014
Spring is in the air in Indianapolis, a perfect time to turn our attention to the exciting changes in wildlife that this time of year brings.  And, with spring comes the annual influx of migratory birds.  Amazingly, some of these bird species return to our state from tropical wintering grounds as far away as the South American continent...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
April 4,2014
The first quarter of this year has been a good one for IUPUIScholarWorks. While upgrading our version of DSpace, we also rebuilt our community list on the home page. Currently, thirteen IUPUI schools have collections in ScholarWorks. (We hope that the few remaining schools will create collections before the end of the year.) While making...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
April 4,2014
The staff of IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship spent a great deal of time (rightly so) toiling over: 1. Defining digital scholarship and, 2. What services we would focus on in connection with this definition. We struggled with describing digital scholarship similarly to others, wanting to ensure some cohesion with our...
Johnson, Jennifer Ann
Digitization
April 1,2014
A few years ago Dean Lewis implemented a fund to assist faculty who are interested in developing digital collections that will enhance and advance their research agenda.  Faculty can use the fund to explore new modes of analysis, creation and dissemination where technology plays a significant role. Faculty HighlightIn 2011 I began...
Heather Coates
Data Management
March 24,2014
Admittedly, I spend more time thinking about project management than I would like, sometimes to the detriment of actually getting stuff done. On the other hand, I have realized that the processing through the organizational issues helps me to map out and articulate what it will take to complete a particular project. Since I've found the workflows...
March 18,2014
Last week, I helped lead a workshop for humanities faculty on campus who were looking for ways to document their impact for P&T purposes. While the workshop mostly focused on documenting traditional forms of scholarship (journal articles, books, etc.), I encouraged faculty to consider documenting their teaching impact as well. By openly...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
March 14,2014
Many scholars and librarians support public access to research publications funded by U.S. taxpayers. It's hard to argue with the idea that the people who paid for this research have a right to read the results without having to pay a third party (often a commercial publisher) for access. But, in making the case for open access to research...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
March 4,2014
A couple of interesting developments have occurred in the world of open access scientific publishing in the last few weeks.  Two major scientific societies, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Royal Society, have both announced plans to publish open access journals.  The AAAS plans to debut their new...
Johnson, Jennifer Ann
Digitization
February 25,2014
The evolution of creating a digital project includes various steps moving from project idea to digital collection.  While the idea to digitize is simple in theory, there are different ways to approach the digitization process. The creation of a massive digitization project is markedly different than that of a cultural heritage institution...