Nature Asks – Where are the data?

Starting in October, researchers publishing in Nature and 12 other Nature titles will have include information on whether and how others can access the data supporting the article.  This means authors will need to compose a Data Availability Statement.  The full policy is available at and more information is on the Nature blog.

Scholar@UC, our own institutional repository, would be the right tool to help comply with this new policy.  If you need more information or help with access to Scholar@UC please Contact the Scholar@UC Team or a UC Libraries informationist.

Tiffany Grant PhD,  Research Informationist at

Don Jason Clinical Informationist at

Amy Koshoffer Science Informationist at

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Paper featuring Scholar@UC Gets Best Research Paper Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Nan Niu and his research team!re16_bestresearchpaperaward_niu

Recently Dr. Nan Niu traveled to Beijing, China to attend the RE16 conference- Requirements Engineering16 He took with him high hopes for the requirements engineering research paper he and his team submitted together with Linda Newman, Head of Repositories and Digital Collections and Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist. For the beginning of this story and more on the models created using Scholar@UC use cases, see the blog entry “Scholar@UC Goes to Class” (

Dr. Niu has made all the research materials supporting this work available through Scholar@UC  Dr. Niu is making brilliant use of Scholar@UC as a teaching tool, a research subject, data preservation tool and an open data/access model.  Again congratulations to Dr. Niu and the whole team!!

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Scholar@UC 2.1 released

Scholar@UC version 2.1 is now available.  With this update, Scholar@UC enforces a 3 GB limit for files uploaded or downloaded through the online interface, but also directs users to a form for requesting help with larger files.  The Scholar@UC team will manually or bulk load larger files directly to the repository, and provide an asynchronous method for authorized sharing of larger files when requested.

Note that 3 GB files may be extremely slow, until IT@UC has completed the work to add memory resources to the Scholar@UC production environment.  The Scholar@UC team will continue to lobby for improvements to this environment.

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Scholar@UC 2.0 is here.

Scholar 2.0 is here!   It includes two new work types, Theses and Dissertations and Student Works, increasing the support in Scholar@UC for exemplar student content.  Also included in today’s Scholar 2.0 release are major enhancements such as improved collection searchability and management, email notifications, and catalog discovery and sort options (in particular a new ‘date created’ facet, and the ability to sort the catalog browse by title).  For a complete list of features and bug fixes see our change log.

With the deployment of this version, we are beginning work on the next major release, Scholar 3.0.  Our work for Scholar 3.0 will begin in a sandbox (test) environment where we will build upon substantial new code contributions from the Project Hydra community (to be technical, upgrades to Fedora 4, Solr 5 and a new implementation of Hydra named ‘Sufia 7′).   When we have merged our code with the code from the Hydra community, we will reach out to early adopters and others to help us evaluate this major release with substantial additional functionality. Read more ›

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Scholar@UC 1.11.0 Adds License Selector and Support for ETDs

This release of Scholar@UC includes several new features and bug fixes.  When submitting new content, users can now use a new license selector that will help them determine the appropriate license for their work.  We also added the ability for the Graduate School to submit Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).

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Scholar@UC 1.10.0 Released

Scholar@UC version 1.10.0 is now available.  In addition to several bug fixes and administrative enhancements, this new release makes it easier to see when a collection is contained within another collection.

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Scholar@UC 1.9.0 Adds student work types

Scholar@UC version 1.9.0 has just been released.  In addition to several bug fixes, this release adds a work type for student content.  This new work type allows a student’s faculty advisor or sponsor to add the student’s work to Scholar.

The new student work type can be found on the Add a Work page.

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Scholar@UC 1.8.1 enhances the dataset documentation.

This release of scholar@uc includes enhanced dataset documentation, improves user lookup, and fixes mobile display.  For a complete list of bug fixes, see:

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Scholar@UC 1.8 includes new feature and several bug fixes

The latest version of Scholar@UC displays user email addresses when searching for users to add as an editor or group member.  This will avoid confusion if there happens to be more than one user with the same name.  Several minor bug fixes are also included.

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Scholar Stories: Nan Niu PhD

In this Scholar Story, Dr. Nan Niu PhD, CEAS professor of Software Engineering talks about how he benefits from UC’s institutional repository Scholar@UC for his research in software engineering and teaching as well as archiving his own scholarly output. Additionally he discusses how the library can partner with research and teaching faculty to develop research projects and bring real-world agile development experience to the classroom. Library Staff mentioned in this story are Eira Tansey -Digital Archivist, Sean Crowe, Glen Horton,Thomas Scherz and James Van Mil–Scholar Development Team, Linda Newman Head of Digital Collections and Repositories, and Amy Koshoffer- Science Informationist. For more about the projects mentioned and the “i*” modeling approach, read the Liblog Entry – Scholar@UC Goes to Class (01/04/2016).
Nan Niu on Scholar and Requirement Engineering project

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