Digital Scholarship Blog Posts

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 19,2021
On October 13th, IUPUI ScholarWorks received its 25,000th upload! That’s a lot of free to read (and, in many cases, free to reuse) open access literature.IUPUI University Library values open knowledge--as I think, every educational institution should. Finding a way to make the scholarly products of our students, staff, and faculty easily...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
September 29,2021
Save a copy of the “accepted manuscript” of every article you (co)author. Of course, save a copy of the published version too, but there’s a good chance that someone will ask you for the “accepted manuscript” instead.What’s that? The “accepted manuscript” (sometimes called a “post-print” or an "author manuscript") is the “final version of the...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
September 24,2021
When publishers find a copyright violation on a website and also want to enforce their intellectual property rights, they sometimes send copyright violation notifications to website owners. If the website owners do not have permission or rights and do not take the content down, they could face legal fees for the violations. That’s what recently...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
June 3,2021
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
October 23,2020
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
July 21,2020
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
July 21,2020
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...
Mairelys Lemus-Rojas
Open Knowledge
July 9,2020
IUPUI University Library has gained a reputation across the State of Indiana for supporting local community organizations in the development of digital collections. Making these digital collections available online provides opportunities for the creation of new stories. Continuing on that tradition, the library is launching a project to create the...
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communication
October 24,2019
At IUPUI we work for Open Access every week of the year. So, when OA Week rolls around, it’s a good time to reflect on why we’re doing this and on the fruits of our labor.Why We Work for OpenThe theme for this year’s Open Access Week is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” The “open for whom?” question is a call for those of us who provide...
Kristi Palmer
Library Administration
October 24,2019
IUPUI University Library joined a long list of endorsers backing the shared interests and values of the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts.  Those core principles include: No author will be required to waive any institutional or funder open access policy to publish in any of the publisher’s journals.No author will be...