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So, the library's being renovated?

IUPUI University Library’s 3rd and 4th floors are getting a renovation this Fall. The library has not had a significant update since it was opened in 1993. The renovated spaces will improve the library’s function as the informal learning hub of the campus. The new design will improve private, quiet study spaces on the 3rd floor, and it will increase the amount and quality of collaborative, group study spaces on the 4th floor. More than 400 new private study carrels, tables, couches, and other seats will be added to the renovated floors.

Updated Oct 13, 2017 by wmmiller

ResearchGate is Hiding Open Access Articles

Last year I wrote a post comparing ResearchGate with our institutional repository for generating downloads of openly shared manuscripts. In short, the repository beat ResearchGate by 84% in download counts for the works that I have shared on both sites. If I want people to find and read my articles, I’m not wasting my time with ResearchGate.

Updated Oct 10, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Employment Opportunity-3D Digitization Project Coordinator

IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship

3D Digitization Project Coordinator

Updated Sep 27, 2017 by Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship

Juvenile books get a new home

The juvenile collection can now be found on the second floor, just across from the Pop Shop.

The juvenile collection is a well-used resource, and attracts several diverse populations including students studying elementary education, ESL speakers and learners, and the many visitors that love to bring their children to browse for their next exciting reading adventure.

Updated Aug 23, 2017 by Webmaster

Where did the books go?

In order to accommodate new seats and study tables, we needed to clear space occupied by bookshelves. That meant we would have to remove some print materials from the collection. But which ones?

Updated Aug 23, 2017 by Webmaster

Add a Linkout in PubMed to a Free Version of Your Article with IUPUI ScholarWorks

The libraries are proud of the scholarship produced by the IUPUI campus. In fact, with the institutional repository, IUPUI ScholarWorks, we've been working since 2004 to find ways to increase readership for works created by our faculty, staff, and students.
Linkout in PubMed to ScholarWorks

Updated Aug 09, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

But it's Your Article ... You Have the Right to Share

Have you ever posted a published journal article to a lab website, ResearchGate, or Academia.edu? If so, there's a chance that you'll be receiving a copyright takedown notice in the future. Most subscription journals require authors to sign exclusive rights over to the publisher; so, even if you're the author and the publisher didn't pay you to write it, you don't own it.

Updated Jun 15, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

Watching Open Access Grow Greener at IUPUI

Green open access (OA) is the practice of providing free access to a scholarly work on a website with no paywalls. Ideally, the authors of these green OA works observe the terms of copyright policies while also depositing items in a library-supported institutional repository or a not-for-profit subject repository. When authors do this, it's called "self-archiving."

Updated Apr 24, 2017 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

renku by the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship

Here the Center writes
renku, person by person
don't over think it

Partner by Partner
Collections are created
Open to the world

Scholarship online
build collections...connections
iupui

Access to culture
Sharing of experience
Creates connection

Metadata good
Easy access to items
digitize your stuff!

Connecting people
to new discovery
knowledge creation

Cultural archives
Potentially discarded
New, not obsolete

Publish digital

Updated Feb 24, 2017 by Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship