Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

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:...
Anna Proctor
Digitization
June 25,2014
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...
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...