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 Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship

How do you tweet about research?

One of the fun things about working in a center for digital scholarship are the unexpected and creative questions. Although I spend less time doing reference than I used to, I often use reference questions as an opportunity to take a deep dive into a topic I haven't had time to explore. Recently, someone asked us how to tweet about research. After thinking about it, I realized I do actually have a formula. On the flip side, I get annoyed when journalists and media professionals fail to point to the original research they are discussing. Don't be that person!

Updated Jun 06, 2016 by Webmaster

An Open Digital Archive as a Transition to OA

Back in March, the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication ( published a preliminary draft of a literature review ( on methods for converting subscription-based journals to open access (OA).* The report was open for public comment, and while the public comment period has passed, it is definitely worth a read for anyone interested in the future of scho

Updated May 24, 2016 by Webmaster

Tina Baich of University Library receives honor for national and international work

Tina Baich, associate librarian at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is the recipient of this year's Virginia Boucher-Online Computer Library Center Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian Award. Baich is head of resource sharing and delivery services, as well as bibliographic and metadata services, at the IUPUI library.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

University Library's Willie Miller receives prestigious 'Mover & Shaker' award from Library Journal

The national publication Library Journal has named Willie Miller, assistant librarian of University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, a "Mover & Shaker" in the library industry.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

Library archivist's original research is now tell-all book on Civil War government spying

While he's no Edward Snowden, IUPUI University Libraryarchivist Stephen Towne has blown the whistle on little-known facts about government surveillance of civilian activities -- during the Civil War.

Towne's book, "Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland," presents original research on a topic that few others, if any, have studied.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster
Updated Aug 11, 2017 by Webmaster

Open access isn’t the end of resource sharing

IUPUI University Library’s mission is to Inform, Connect, and Transform. The work I do as a resource sharing librarian is the literal fulfillment of our mission to Connect. My entire career as a librarian has focused on providing our users with access to the information resources they need to be successful in their teaching, research, and learning. I am, in fact, a self-proclaimed librarian devoted to resource sharing. As such, my interest in open access is no surprise.

Updated Apr 19, 2016 by Webmaster

The IUPUI Open Access Policy: A Short Report on Implementation

The IUPUI Faculty Council adopted a rights retention, “opt out” open access policy about 18 months ago. Adopting a policy, however, was just an initial step toward honoring the campus's commitment to the broad and open dissemination of research and scholarship created by its authors. Building a culture of open access requires willing participants, technology, and dedicated effort from academic libraries. Here's a short summary of our implementation efforts to date and the current level of policy participation from faculty on the IUPUI campus.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian