Blogs

Open Access in Action for ILL

IUPUI University Library formally operationalized the use of open access in interlibrary loan (ILL) in 2009. Since then, I've written two articles studying borrowing requests received for open access materials and am now collaborating on a larger project with Collette Mak from the University of Notre Dame. All of my research has shown that any expectation that open access will negatively impact ILL is false.

Updated Oct 25, 2016 by Metadata Librarian

Open access and science – not just journal articles

Open access in science can mean much more than journal articles.  Take, for example, the Ketterson lab, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington.  In the course of their over 30-year study on songbird biology the group has published over 100 articles.

Updated Oct 24, 2016 by Sciences Librarian

Open in Action at IUPUI 2016

Open In ActionWelcome to Open Access Week 2016. We're honoring the theme of this year's OA week, "Open in Action," by highlighting how we work to make open the norm at IUPUI. On each day of OA week we will post about how we're putting open in action.

Updated Oct 24, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian

New role - Work in the backend of scholarly communication system

As of September 1, 2016, I work with our Operations Team (OPS) as Product Owner (CSPO – Certified Scrum Product Owner) and IT Analyst Developer, so my official job title is Digital User Experience Librarian/ Product Owner and IT Analyst Developer. I believe that this new responsibility allows me to contribute more to development and improvement of scholarly communication systems in the backend.

Updated Oct 21, 2016 by Webmaster

The value of critical appraisal

This week I am wrapping up my last evidence summary for the (open access) Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal. I'm feeling quite nostalgic about it. I joined the evidence summary team in mid-2012 and have completed two 2-year commitments. It's been a key writing activity for most of my pre-tenure time here at UL.

Updated Oct 07, 2016 by hcoates

End of a metadata era

Changes are happening! Since 2009, I have had responsibility for all things metadata at University Library. During the last 7 years, the Digital Libraries Team has gone through two name changes and an enormous amount of growth to become the Center for Digital Scholarship. Though it is somewhat bittersweet for me, the current level of productivity and diversity of projects coming out of the Center made this the right time to hand off metadata management responsibilities to someone for whom metadata would be her sole responsibility.

Updated Sep 27, 2016 by Metadata Librarian

OJS 3.0 is here!

Updated Sep 09, 2016 by Social Sciences & Digital Publishing Librarian

Big Data & Data Science Training series

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched their Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in 2012. This fall, the BD2K Training Coordinating Center is offering a free weekly webinar series on Fridays at 12:00 ET.

Updated Oct 28, 2016 by hcoates

Preprints in Poetry: Why am I doing this?

First, a confession:
Yes, I write poetry. In fact, I've written poetry slowly but persistently for more than three decades. Most of it is complete garbage; some of it has been published in literary journals. But a great deal more, of modest quality, has never been published, submitted or shared. The last fifteen or so years have been largely dedicated to a single form--five couplets, generally not rhyming; ghazals, loosely understood and (at times) loosely "after" Ghalib.

Updated Oct 17, 2016 by Webmaster

Indiana Memory DPLA Fest 2016

We hope you'll consider attending the first Indiana Memory Digital Public Library of America Fest, September 23, 2016. The Fest is for institutions at all levels of digital collection creation from "just beginning to think about it and need more information" to "long time creators looking at enhancements and with knowledge to share."

Updated Aug 12, 2016 by Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship