Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
In 2002, IUPUI’s libraries formed a working group to explore the idea of launching an institutional repository. Like many universities, IUPUI was looking for a way to provide digital, no-cost access to the scholarship authored by it’s faculty and students. It was hoped that the institutional repository would become a key way for a library to offer...
Ted Polley, MLIS
Journal publishing
This week is Open Access Week, and this year’s theme is “Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” This marks the third consecutive year that OA Week has called attention to the need for urgent action on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our open infrastructures, which seldom reflect the broad range of scholarly voices they are...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
The IUPUI campus sits near the center of Indianapolis, the state capitol of Indiana. Along with one of the largest medical schools in the United States, three hospitals, and more than 140 health-related majors and degrees, IUPUI emphasizes service-learning, community-engaged research, and public scholarship. It makes sense, therefore, that when...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
In July 2020, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University released its latest ranking of university bibliometric indicators. The Leiden Rankings use new tools to characterize the bibliometric output of a university without relying on problematic, reputational proxies such as the Journal Impact Factor. In addition to the...

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