Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Ted Polley
Journal publishing
August 22,2014
On Tuesday, September 9th I will be teaching a workshop on data visualization for the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, “Introduction to Data Visualization I: Visualization with Gephi.” For the uninitiated, Gephi is an open-source network visualization program. The tool is ideal for networks of any size. It offers a vast array of network...
Heather Coates
Data Management
August 22,2014
A working group of the Research Data Alliance has proposed a case statement to develop the BioSharing Repository into a registry. Admittedly, I wasn't clear about the distinction until I read through the report a couple of times. Now that I have a better understanding of what the working group is trying to accomplish, I am eager to see how this...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
August 16,2014
At the beginning of this month the International Association of Science, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) released a suite of model licenses "for a variety of uses within open access publishing." If that sounds like reinventing the widely used Creative Commons, don't be suckered; it's far worse. Rather than merely wasting our time and...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
August 15,2014
Emily Gore of DPLA to present at ILF Annual in Indianapolis.Emily Gore of DPLA will be participating in an Indiana Library Federation Annual Pre-Conference session, Monday November 17, 9 am-12 pm at Mariott East in Indianapolis. You need not be a member of ILF to attend and we hope to hear from lots of non-library affiliated participants.The...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
August 8,2014
Chemical Science, a journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), will become openly accessible to all beginning January 2015.  In addition, for two years the society will waive all articles processing charges (APCs) for authors.Read more here
Ted Polley
Journal publishing
July 25,2014
Aside from preparing for the onslaught of instruction that will be fall semester, my time lately has been spent exploring topic modeling (I realize that I am somewhat late to the game on this, but it has been on my ‘to do’ list for a while now).  After installing MALLET, a java-based natural language processing package that facilitates topic...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
July 18,2014
Two of IUPUI's savviest faculty authors, Aaron Carroll and Rachel Vreeman, recently released their third book in a popular, myth-debunking consumer health series. The first two titles did well, but this one will be a big hit--sex sells:Carroll, Aaron E., and Rachel C. Vreeman. Don't Put That in There!: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked. New York: St...
Kristi Palmer
Digital Scholarship
July 14,2014
Radiolab is one of my favorite podcasts.  I save them up for long runs.  Jad and Robert’s science-y musings make 10 miles pass in the blink of an eye (well, an hour and half blink-but still).  Typically rooted in the natural (hard) sciences of biology, anatomy, physiology, physics, and astronomy, they also dip into social science...
Eric Snajdr
Scientific data
July 11,2014
In addition to his many famous writings, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) took careful notes about the natural world around him.  For example, on his daily walks he recorded the exact date when wildflowers of various species bloomed each spring.  Today, biologists are using his notes to investigate long-term changes in the biology of...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications
July 3,2014
The second quarter of 2014 is behind us. It's time to tally up the submissions to IUPUIScholarWorks! While working furiously to upgrade our DSpace version (again, version 4 coming soon), we also uploaded a healthy collection of scholarly materials--now free to readers from around the world. Here's what's new for the second quarter of 2014:...