Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 24,2019
At IUPUI we work for Open Access every week of the year. So, when OA Week rolls around, it’s a good time to reflect on why we’re doing this and on the fruits of our labor.Why We Work for OpenThe theme for this year’s Open Access Week is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” The “open for whom?” question is a call for those of us who provide...
Kristi Palmer
Library Administration
October 24,2019
IUPUI University Library joined a long list of endorsers backing the shared interests and values of the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts.  Those core principles include: No author will be required to waive any institutional or funder open access policy to publish in any of the publisher’s journals.No author will be...
Tina Baich
October 22,2019
IUPUI University Library has long been committed to advancing Open, and has engaged in a variety of projects and services in support of that commitment. Recently, our Scholarly Communication Librarian suggested we develop an advisory group that would assess current and future investments in Open modeled after the University of California’s STAR...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
February 7,2019
Are you stuck with a corporate publisher that doesn’t actually care about research? What if the whole editorial board quit?That’s what happened at the Journal of Informetrics.On January 10th, 2019 the entire editorial board resigned with a unanimous statement. Cassidy Sugimoto, an IU Bloomington faculty member and the president of the...
Heather L. Coates
Data Management & Sharing, Research Metrics, Open Research
October 23,2018
Your second challenge is to Get an ORCIDORCID IDs are permanent identifiers for researchers. They protect your unique scholarly identity and help you keep your publication record up-to-date with very little effort. Through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, your ORCID supports automated linkages between...
Heather L. Coates
Data Management & Sharing, Research Metrics, Open Research
October 19,2018
This is the first our 2018 Open Access Week Impact Challenge series. In each post, we’ll walk you through some practical steps to help you claim your scholarly work, connect with your communities (research and practice) online, gather evidence of engagement and using it to tell your story for career advancement. Create a Google Scholar...
Heather L. Coates
Data Management & Sharing, Research Metrics, Open Research
September 28,2018
Open Access Week - October 22 - 26, 2018IUPUI and University Library are Open Access champions all year. Each year, thousands of articles published by IUPUI scholars are made publicly available through our participation in the Open Access Policy and the Open Access Fund. We also have more than a dozen open access journals published using the Open...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
February 5,2018
Have you heard about Pressbooks? Piloted by IU through the Unizin consortium, Pressbooks gives faculty and staff the freedom to create customized, free or low-cost online course materials for IUPUI students. Why would someone want to do that? Well …In the 2016/2017 academic year, IUPUI’s 21,748 undergraduates paid an average of $1,204.00 for books...
Kristi Palmer
Library Administration
January 18,2018
Apply to be our next ScholarWorks Student Assistant.20 hours a week, $11 an hourIUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship is seeking a graduate student to assist with the IUPUI Open Access policy workflow. The successful candidate will participate in the full range of processes related to IUPUI OA policy, including: identifying...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
January 16,2018
In November, an article that I wrote with two of my colleagues was published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2169). The article reports some of the results of a wide-ranging survey of faculty attitudes regarding issues in scholarly communication. Essentially, we replicated the...