End of a metadata era

Changes are happening! Since 2009, I have had responsibility for all things metadata at University Library. During the last 7 years, the Digital Libraries Team has gone through two name changes and an enormous amount of growth to become the Center for Digital Scholarship. Though it is somewhat bittersweet for me, the current level of productivity and diversity of projects coming out of the Center made this the right time to hand off metadata management responsibilities to someone for whom metadata would be her sole responsibility.

Updated Sep 27, 2016 by Metadata Librarian

OJS 3.0 is here!

Updated Sep 09, 2016 by Social Sciences & Digital Publishing Librarian

Big Data & Data Science Training series

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched their Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in 2012. This fall, the BD2K Training Coordinating Center is offering a free weekly webinar series on Fridays at 12:00 ET.

Updated Oct 28, 2016 by hcoates

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is an independently-funded nonprofit museum dedicated to preserving and sharing Harrison’s presidential legacy and largely hidden collection of more than 10,000 historical items. The collection is composed of original Harrison family artifacts and accessioned artifacts of national significance.  Through the collection, the Presidential Site preserves and interprets personal property, papers, and historical documents relating to Benjamin Harrison, his service to the state of Indiana, and his service to the United States.

Updated Sep 08, 2016 by Webmaster

Preprints in Poetry: Why am I doing this?

First, a confession:
Yes, I write poetry. In fact, I've written poetry slowly but persistently for more than three decades. Most of it is complete garbage; some of it has been published in literary journals. But a great deal more, of modest quality, has never been published, submitted or shared. The last fifteen or so years have been largely dedicated to a single form--five couplets, generally not rhyming; ghazals, loosely understood and (at times) loosely "after" Ghalib.

Updated Oct 17, 2016 by Webmaster

Indiana Memory DPLA Fest 2016

We hope you'll consider attending the first Indiana Memory Digital Public Library of America Fest, September 23, 2016. The Fest is for institutions at all levels of digital collection creation from "just beginning to think about it and need more information" to "long time creators looking at enhancements and with knowledge to share."

Updated Aug 12, 2016 by Interim Dean

IUPUI University Library researchers earn prize in National Endowment for the Humanities competition

INDIANAPOLIS -- A University Library project that traces the origin of the word "Hoosier" won third place in the National Endowment for the Humanities' nationwide contest in the field of digital humanities.

The purpose of the "Chronicling America Data Challenge" competition was to use digital research tools to discover and publish previously untold stories hidden in historically significant database collections.

Updated Aug 04, 2016 by Webmaster

Valuable trove of tax records at University Library offers unique insights into foundations

INDIANAPOLIS -- University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a valuable trove of documents offering unique insights into the activities of private charitable foundations such as the Ford Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

The library's Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives has more than 800,000 individual tax records that were filed by thousands of foundations with the Internal Revenue Service between 1971 and 1997.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 by Webmaster

Chronicling Hoosier, Using Big Data to Answer Old Questions

IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship librarians have used the Library of Congressses Chronicling America API to take another look at the usage of the word hoosier through time and across geographies.  Chronicling Hoosier began as a technology driven pursuit of the long sought origin story of hoosier.

Updated Aug 23, 2016 by Interim Dean