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Purdue Libraries revamps information literacy statement

18 April 2016 - 9:28am
Purdue University Libraries has developed a new information literacy mission statement to guide students, faculty and staff in fostering successful learning at Purdue. The new statement is: “Purdue University Libraries’ research-based information literacy programming empowers Purdue’s diverse communities of learners to use information critically to learn and to create new knowledge, fostering academic, personal and […]

Purdue University Libraries, Harvard collaborate to coordinate symposium

8 July 2015 - 2:14pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Harvard Library and Purdue University Libraries collaborated in hosting a two-day data management symposium at Harvard on June 16-17. The focus of the symposium centered on new roles for libraries as part of data management strategies during all parts of the research cycle. Attendees came from across the country. The Symposium […]

  Provost, Libraries present ‘Leadership in Open Access’ Award to Department of Psychological Sciences

23 January 2015 - 2:30pm
Provost Deba Dutta and Dean of Libraries Jim Mullins presented the “Leadership in Open Access Award” to Purdue’s Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, led by Professor Christopher Agnew, Department Head of Psychological Sciences. The award was given in recognition of the department’s leadership in depositing all scholarly communication and publications […]

Expanding Open Data at Purdue: PURR Celebrates Open Access Dataset Milestones

23 October 2014 - 12:21pm
The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) achieved significant milestones last month, celebrating over 100 open access dataset publications and 100 grants awards to Purdue researchers who have used PURR. In total, PURR has been included in the data management plans of over 1,000 grant proposals from principal investigators at Purdue. PURR is a virtual collaboration […]

Tracking the Global Impact of Purdue Scholarship and Research: The Purdue e-Pubs Readership Activity Map

21 October 2014 - 10:39am
                                  With making published scholarship and research open access, how can one see the impact it makes beyond numbers and figures? This also asks the bigger question – Does making my scholarship and research open access actually make a […]

Advancing Purdue Scholarship and Expanding Open Access: Purdue e-Pubs Surpasses 8.0 Million Downloads

21 October 2014 - 10:26am
This week marks the 8th annual Open Access Week. Open Access week is a week-long global opportunity for the academic community to learn about the benefits of open access. Open access is the free immediate online access to the results of scholarly research and analysis. With so many groundbreaking discoveries and research findings occurring at […]

Purdue University Press and the Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) Publish New Book, Free Online for Global Audiences

2 April 2014 - 3:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Energy sustainability and climate change are the focus of a new book, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI). The book, Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, provides timely insights into one of grand challenges of our time and will be a valuable source of […]

DataCite,, and Databib Announce Collaboration

25 March 2014 - 2:08pm
Databib and “ – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting […]

Digital Commons Community Tops One Million Open Access Full-Text Objects

19 December 2013 - 4:03pm
In a recent  DC Telegraph post, Digital Commons announced that there are now more than one million open access, full-text objects available across Digital Commons member repositories.

Nobel Winner Declares Boycott of Top Science Journals

11 December 2013 - 12:04pm
In a recent article published in The Guardian, Nobel winner Randy Schekman states why  his lab will no longer send papers to the top-tier journals.

Google Books Copyright Lawsuit Win is a Significant Victory for University Libraries, including Purdue

19 November 2013 - 12:31pm
     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Litigation between Google and the Authors Guild that has been ongoing since 2005 has resulted in a win for Google and university libraries, including Purdue University Libraries.  On November 14, 2013, Judge Denny Chin found in favor of Google and dismissed the lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild. […]

Purdue Team of Scientists, Librarians are the Driving Force behind new Agricultural Data-Sharing Techniques (From Oct. 25, 2013 Library Journal)

8 November 2013 - 4:36pm
(Published Oct. 25 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) Agricultural research can take seasons to come to fruition, meaning the data researchers gather is voluminous, tracking things like weather patterns and crop yields over years. A failure to establish data standards and sharing practices means that most of these raw figures never make it out of […]

Victoria Stodden Lecture (Oct. 25) on Open Research Data and Code now Available for Online Viewing

30 October 2013 - 9:48am
The Universal streaming archive of the October 25, 2013 “Scientific Reproducibility: Opportunities and Challenges for Open Research Data and Code” presentation by Victoria Stodden is available for online viewing at the following URL:[streamerType]=auto Abstract:  It is now widely recognized that the traditional published article is insufficient to permit verification of computational results. The emergence […]

Purdue e-Pubs celebrates 5-millionth download, success of highly utilized collections and their impact on research

22 October 2013 - 8:25am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue e-Pubs, one of the three institutional repositories as part of Purdue University Libraries, has reached another significant milestone, hitting 5 million downloads this past month.  A key collection piece downloaded as part of this milestone is the Birck and NCN publication series, one of the most popular and highly utilized […]

Purdue University Libraries Launches New, Open Access Resource Website

17 October 2013 - 10:47am
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — In association with Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013, Purdue University Libraries has launched a new, Open Access website with key resources, timely information and University expertise on the issues and topics related to Open Access.  The website is located at: Open Access (OA) describes the online, […]

Open Access Now Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

11 October 2013 - 2:56pm
October 5, 2013 marks the 1 year anniversary of the launching of Open Access Now.  Open Access Now is a team-managed, one stop source for news, policy and current writing about open access and scholarly communication. The purpose of this publication is to centralize and aggregate the variety of information that is published, online or […]

DOAJ and OASPA Respond to Science Article

11 October 2013 - 2:52pm
Read the recent responses from  the Directory of Open Access Journals and the  Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association  to the recent “sting” that was reported in Science in an article entitled, “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review.”

Digital Commons Community Well-Positioned to Participate in SHARE

9 October 2013 - 1:26pm
In the recent edition of the Digital Commons DC Telegraph, Bepress discusses how well the Digital Commons community is positioned to participate in the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). Proposed by the  Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the SHARE model puts institutional […]

University Provosts and Presidents Show Support of Proposed Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill

9 October 2013 - 1:08pm
Announced on September 16, 2013 the “Open Letter to the Higher Education Community” in support of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill. This important bipartisan bill introduced into both the House and the Senate in February,  now has a growing list of higher education leaders who have signed an open letter underscoring […]

Changes to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

9 October 2013 - 12:54pm
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has recently released a summary of the  feedback it has received on the revised DOAJ selection criteria.