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Visualizing the Indianapolis Recorder

On April 11th, members of the Digital Scholarship Team presented initial work in analyzing the text of the Indianapolis Recorder at IUPUI Research Day. The Indianapolis Recorder is one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent African American newspapers, and the University Library has a digitized collection covering the vast majority of issues published between 1899 and 2005. The full text of more than 96,000 pages is currently available for export from the ContentDM platform as a tab delimited or XML text file (1.3GB).

Last updated by dapolley on 04/25/2014

Digital Public Library of America launches

The DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) goes live at noon ET on April 18, 2013.  

Read a bit more about the launch of this national digital library at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Last updated by lcalvert on 04/18/2013

Young Professional Transit Forum at IUPUI - March 26th

Become an advocate for mass transit--and your city--at the Young Professional Transit Forum. IUPUI Chancellor Bantz and Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute president John Ketzenberger will kick-off this call-out for all young people interested in mass transit. After Indy Connect Now Executive Director Ron Gifford details the mass transit plan, we will open a dialogue with attending students and young professionals. What questions do you have about mass transit? How will you work together across campuses and cubicles to create the future of Indianapolis?

Date: 3/26/2013, 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: University Library (UL 0125 Lower Level Lobby)
Event registration link:

Last updated by andjsmit on 03/18/2013

Instruction and Information Literacy Survey

University Library is conducting a research project on instruction and information literacy skills. We are recruiting librarians, faculty, and students participate in focus groups, and would like to hear from you! Do you have about an hour to participate? If you are a student, you are eligible for a $25 gift card drawing! Please click on the link by February 27th to sign up:

For more information contact: or

Last updated by andjsmit on 02/14/2013

Graduate Student Workshops: Spring Schedule

Tools for Organizing Your Articles & Creating Citations

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:30 – 6:00pm CANCELLED - this workshop will be rescheduled at a later date
UL 2120 Learning Lab

Do you need help organizing and managing your articles? Do you want to learn how to create citations with easy-to-use applications? Join us for a hands-on workshop that will make your library research easier and more efficient. Using Mendeley and Zotero (freely available online!), you will learn how to create an account, import articles, books, and other content, organize and tag items, and create citations for your next project. 

Register here.

Last updated by lcalvert on 01/29/2013

Indianapolis recognizes and celebrates the history of diverse Southside neighborhood

Published: December 7, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- A three-year partnership between Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis facultyand students in the Department of Anthropology, and African-American and Jewish residents formerly of Indianapolis’ Southside neighborhood, will culminate in two important events this month.

At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the Public Assembly Room of the City-County Council Building, District 19 City County Council member Jeff Miller will read a resolution commending the spirit of cooperation that characterized the relationship between the former African-American and Jewish communities of Southside from the early1900s through the 1960s, when they not only lived side by side in the neighborhood but shared deep bonds of friendship.

Last updated by lcalvert on 12/17/2012

University Library captures three major Indiana Library Federation awards

We are happy to announce that University Library has won three Library Federation awards!

University Library employees Willie Miller and Jennifer Johnson received individual leadership awards honoring them for exceptional service.

University Library and the Indianapolis Public Library are co-recipients of the Indiana Library Federation Collaboration Award, which recognizes significant contributions in promoting library services on a community, regional or statewide level.

Check out the IUPUI News Center for more information.

Last updated by andjsmit on 09/04/2012

Plan to create first School of Philanthropy approved by Indiana University Trustees

Proposal to prepare future philanthropy leaders to change the world will go to Indiana Commission on Higher Education for consideration

Last updated by lcalvert on 06/22/2012

Online Access to Local Treasures

IUPUI University Library's Digital Collections are highlighted
in a recent Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) article. 

Read the full story.

CICF Article

IUPUI University Library's Digital Collections are highlighted in a recent Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) article. Read the full story.
Last updated by andjsmit on 06/07/2012

IUPUI Students Receive Nation's 1st Undergraduate Degrees in Philanthropic Studies

Five May 2012 IUPUI graduates were featured in a recent article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.  These University Library users are believed to be the first in the nation to receive undergraduate degrees in Philanthropic Studies.  Read more at The Chronicle of Philanthropy website.

Last updated by lcalvert on 05/23/2012