Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Ted Polley
Journal publishing
June 20,2014
Do a Google image search for data visualization and undoubtedly you will see many examples of networks, otherwise known as graphs. The identification and study of these networks is useful in a variety of fields from social network analysis in sociology and social informatics to the study of predation networks in ecology. If you can identify...
Heather Coates
Data Management
June 19,2014
University Library will be hosting an informal data bootcamp next month to help librarians and library staff become more comfortable working with data and in talking about library data services with faculty, staff, and students. Registration is now open (link below). Feel free to attend some or all of the sessions, depending on your interests....
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
June 13,2014
In the most recent issue of C&RL News, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee provides a short overview of what's hot: "Top trends in academic libraries: a review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education." (I read the paper version, by the way--proving, perhaps, that even here in the Center for Digital...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
June 13,2014
In celebration of June, LGBT Pride Month. . .Following their mission of providing communities with access to all points of view, libraries and archives have been at the forefront of documenting, collecting, and providing access to LGBT history and culture.   While much of this work has been in the print environment, institutions are...
Anna Proctor
Digitization
June 6,2014
Here at the Center for Digital Scholarship we have been lucky to work with some very dedicated, creative, and knowledgeable IUPUI students. These students have played a huge part in the building of our collections through scanning, metadata creation, and even digital photography. Let's find out what some past student workers are doing now...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
June 5,2014
Have you ever wondered how many scholarly documents can be located via the public web?  Two computer science researchers from the University of Pennsylvania set out to tackle this daunting task.In a study recently published in PLOS ONE, Khasba and Giles (2014) report that “at least 114 million English-language scholarly documents” can be...
Anna Proctor
Digitization
May 30,2014
Here at the Center for Digital Scholarship we have been lucky to work with some very dedicated, creative, and knowledgeable IUPUI students. These students have played a huge part in the building of our collections through scanning, metadata creation, and even digital photography. Let's find out what some past student workers are doing now...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
May 29,2014
In November 2014 IUPUI University Library will mark 21 years in its current location.  In celebration we share 21 stories that highlight successes of the Library's past while speaking to its future.  Story 17 focuses on the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship and its collaboration with Indianapolis community groups.21...
Ted Polley
Journal publishing
May 23,2014
I recently attended the Federal Depository Library Conference in Washington D.C. Among the many interesting topics discussed, one in particular caught my attention and got me thinking about the way my duty as a documents librarian and as a member of our Digital Scholarship Team overlaps: promoting access to and preserving born-digital government...
Heather Coates
Data Management
May 23,2014
I recently attended an interesting conference on campus, Bioethics at the Crossroads: Where Public Health, Genomics, Data and Translational Science Meet. It was enlightening, and somewhat foreign, on many levels, but I was most struck by the differences in how ethicists and lawyers discuss data sharing as compared to how librarians discuss it....