Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Tina Baich
Metadata
September 27,2016
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...
Heather Coates
Data Management
September 9,2016
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. The first lecture "Introduction to Big Data and the Data Life Cycle" will be given by Mark Musen, Professor of Biomedical...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
August 23,2016
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...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
August 12,2016
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."Indiana Memory...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
June 20,2016
IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship librarians have used the Library of Congressses Chronicling America API to take another look at the usage of the word hoosier through time and across geographies.  Chronicling Hoosier began as a technology driven pursuit of the long sought origin story of hoosier.  It's since...
Heather Coates
Data Management
June 3,2016
One of the fun things about working in a center for digital scholarship are the unexpected and creative questions. Although I spend less time doing reference than I used to, I often use reference questions as an opportunity to take a deep dive into a topic I haven't had time to explore. Recently, someone asked us how to tweet about research. After...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
May 17,2016
Back in March, the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication (https://osc.hul.harvard.edu) published a preliminary draft of a literature review (https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/programs/journal-flipping/public-consultation/) on methods for converting subscription-based journals to open access (OA).* The report was open for public comment, and...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
May 13,2016
I wanted to play with a new web-based text visualization tool called, textexture. Easy to use. Enjoy. Will let you draw your own conclusions. Bernie Sanders Please visit http://www.textexture.com/index.php?text_id=71495 Transcript text from: https://berniesanders.com/bernies-announcement/ Donald Trump...
Yoo Young Lee
Digital User Experience
May 3,2016
I believe that there is no clear boundary between digital and physical when evaluating user experience as these two notions are intertwined. In the context of an academic library, digital presence such as library’s website can affect a positive or negative impact on services provided in a physical environment like research consultation and vice...
Tina Baich
Metadata
April 18,2016
IUPUI University Library’s mission is to Inform, Connect, and Transform. The work I do as a resource sharing librarian is the literal fulfillment of our mission to Connect. My entire career as a librarian has focused on providing our users with access to the information resources they need to be successful in their teaching, research, and learning...