Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

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
Digital Scholarship
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...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
November 3,2017
We are pleased to announce a brand new open access publication, Journal on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society. This peer-reviewed journal is international and interdisciplinary in its scope. It publishes research articles, commentary, and book reviews pertaining to the study and practice of Muslim philanthropy and civil society.The journal is...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 28,2017
Note: To mark OA Week 2017, we have invited Brandon Board, a graduate student in our Department of Library and Information Science, to share a recent analysis of benefits of the institutional repository to faculty authors. [J.O.]Have you considered ScholarWorks for sharing your work? ScholarWorks is IUPUI’s digital repository, which houses over 12...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 26,2017
Note: To mark OA Week 2017, we have invited Kacie Hardin, a graduate student in our Department of Library and Information Science, to share a recent analysis of benefits of the institutional repository to faculty authors. [J.O.]IUPUI ScholarWorks is an institutional repository that shares thousands of articles, posters, reports, theses,...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 24,2017
Note: To mark OA Week 2017, we have invited Julie Burchfield, a graduate student in our Department of Library and Information Science, to share a recent analysis of benefits of the institutional repository to faculty authors. Julie also made a related infographic, available from: https://create.piktochart.com/output/25097275-open-access-...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 10,2017
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.Now,...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
August 9,2017
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.Among other works, the repository now provides open access to more than 4,400 scholarly...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
June 15,2017
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...