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October 25th, 2021

  International Open Access Week begins today. For many working in open scholarship, this is a time to reflect on Open Access and the role it plays in the dissemination and access of scholarly works. Open Access refers to the free, immediate, online availability of scholarly works, including rights to re-use that content. Open Access more…

May 13th, 2021

Following a year of restricted access to print materials out of public health guidance and an abundance of caution, on Monday, May 17th, 2021, access to Purdue Libraries’ physical collections will be restored. All library users will once again be able to browse and access the stacks. Purdue faculty, staff, and students who work and more…

April 6th, 2021

By: Ayn Reineke Meet Totally Stumped, reigning champs of the Libraries’ first-ever all staff trivia tournament! Comprised of powerhouse trio Amy Childress (Office of Undergraduate Research), Matt Mudd (Purdue University Press) and Stephanie Schmitz (Archives and Special Collections), Totally Stumped beat out fourteen other randomly assigned teams of Libraries employees to win the coveted PULSIS more…

March 1st, 2021

By: Matthew Hannah To go so far as to call this a “rise” may be a bit of exaggeration. After all, Purdue is well known for its commitment to innovative methodologies and cutting-edge areas of study. Certainly, this is true of the STEM disciplines, but it is also true of the humanities, social sciences, and more…

February 22nd, 2021

  West Lafayette, IN- Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies begins 2021 with new open access publishing partnerships with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cambridge Press, and Public Library of Science (PLOS). Now, Purdue University authors interested in publishing their scholarship in corresponding journals can choose to retain copyright and publish their articles more…

December 1st, 2020

By: Matthew N. Hannah Over the past year or so, I’ve been engaged in a series of conversations facilitated by Indiana Humanities in Indianapolis, which brought together various digital humanities (DH) efforts around the state to discuss future possibilities for collaboration. As a result of those conversations, and under the leadership of James Connolly (Ball more…

November 25th, 2020

This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on more…

November 25th, 2019

Six Purdue University students’ research projects were honored at the 2019 Purdue University GIS Day Conference. The students’ projects were reviewed by a panel of faculty and staff judges during the one-day event, which was held November 8 in Stewart Center. First-, second- and third-place winners received $100, $75, and $50 respectively. The winning students more…

November 21st, 2019

When the Integrative Data Science Initiative (IDSI) was announced, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) Associate Professor Clarence Maybee saw the initiative as an opportunity to create a sustainable and scalable course-development process for integrating data science into undergraduate courses. In Fall 2019, such a process was supported when Maybee’s and his more…

November 15th, 2019

Purdue University students who take social science or humanities courses will learn more from digital scholarship concepts and ideas incorporated into these courses in the coming months and years. Thanks to Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Matt Hannah, Professor of English and African-American Studies Venetria Patton, and more…