On display on the 5th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library, the exhibit – The Lucille M. Schultz Archive of 19th-Century Composition – celebrates the recent donation to the university by professor emeritus Lucille M. Schultz of an archive of 19th-century textbooks collected while she researched her award-winning book The Young Composers. To write her book, which analyzes writing curriculum for children and demonstrates its continued relevance today, Lucy visited dozens of archives where she was fascinated by the lively illustrations and unusual writing prompts in the old textbooks. The exhibit features some of these writing prompts along with illustrations from the texts.
Lucy’s archive is available for viewing via the university’s digital repository Scholar@UC.
The creation of the exhibit was a collaboration between the Libraries and Kelly Blewett, a doctoral candidate in rhetoric and composition at UC, along with her colleague and fellow graduate student Ian Golding. It was designed by communications College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) design co-op student Sam Kane.
Scholar@UC, the University of Cincinnati’s digital repository, has been updated and includes enhanced submission and viewing features:
improved look & feel
content dashboard for easier management of submitted works
batch work creation and upload – upload an entire folder of works simultaneously or create multiple works at once including from folders
usage analytics of content (views and downloads)
new work-relation model allowing works to be nested and related in meaningful ways
social media sharing widgets.
All content previously in Scholar@UC was migrated from the old platform, with files validated and the metadata and relationships maintained.
Scholar@UC is a digital repository that enables the University of Cincinnati community to share its research and scholarly work with a worldwide audience. Faculty and staff can use Scholar@UC to collect their work in one location and create a durable and citeable record of papers, presentations, publications, datasets or other scholarly creations. Students, through an approval process, may contribute capstone projects such as senior design projects, theses and dissertations.
The mission of Scholar@UC is to preserve the permanent intellectual output of UC, to advance discovery and innovation, to foster scholarship and learning through the transformation of data into knowledge, to collect a corpus of works that can be used for teaching and to enhance discoverability and access to these resources.
Scholar@UC is an open source, agile development project supported in partnership by the University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC. To submit or view works in Scholar@UC, visit https://scholar.uc.edu/. Contact the Scholar@UC Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Informatics Lab – reserve this collaborative hands-on learning space where you can work with software like SPSS, SAS, R, Matlab, Satscan, Python, Photoshop and more. Get assistance with statistical work or meet with a Writing Center tutor.
A recent article by Danniah Daher, graduate assistant to the Graduate School Office, entitled Scholar@UC: The Archive You Need, talks about the need to preserve and protect scholarly work and research data by submitting it to the university repository. Linda Newman, head of digital collections and repositories, is quoted as saying, “The mission of Scholar@UC is to preserve the permanent intellectual output of UC…We are very serious about preservation. We’re also very serious about access. We want to make the content accessible—content that otherwise would just be sitting on someone’s hard drive in their office. We consider preservation and access our two most important jobs.”
Available at https://scholar.uc.edu/, Scholar@UC is a digital repository that enables the University of Cincinnati community to share its research and scholarly work with a worldwide audience. Faculty and staff can use Scholar@UC to collect their work in one location and create a durable and citeable record of their papers, presentations, publications, datasets, or other scholarly creations. Students, through an approved process, may contribute capstone projects such as senior design projects, theses, and dissertations.
The mission of Scholar@UC is to preserve the permanent intellectual output of UC, to advance discovery and innovation, to foster scholarship and learning through the transformation of data into knowledge, to collect a corpus of works that can be used for teaching and to inspire derivative works, and to enhance discoverability and access to these resources.
We’ve just released Scholar@UC version 2.2.0. In addition to many bug fixes, there are several new features available in this new version:
Users can now use the “Cloud file” upload tab to import their UC Kaltura videos directly into Scholar@UC.
Keyword search has been extended to all descriptive metadata fields.
Added Clermont, Blue Ash, and Law Library to the “College” menu option for student work types.
On collection pages, the “Search within this collection” button has been renamed “Browse this collection.”
To facilitate batch loads and imports of works from other repositories, repository managers can now change work ownership to users who have never logged in. Once those users login, they will have complete control of their content.
A full list of changes can be found in the 2.2.0 changelog.
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 go.nature.com/2bf4vqn) 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.
Congratulations to Dr. Nan Niu and his research team!
Recently Dr. Nan Niu traveled to Beijing, China to attend the RE16 conference- Requirements Engineering16 http://re16.org/downloads/RE16%20program.pdf. 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” (https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2016/01/scholaruc-goes-to-class/).
Dr. Niu has made all the research materials supporting this work available through Scholar@UC https://scholar.uc.edu/works/documents/wm117q084. 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!!
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.
College and Departmental fields are now available as facets, and appear on all input forms, pre-populated (except for theses and student works) with the College and Department of the submitter, as provided by UC identity management. These default values can be overridden. The Scholar@UC team will add these values to past works.
We have improved the load time for Collections containing a large number of works. In addition, a ‘Search within collection’ button takes the user to a browsable view of the collection, where facets and keyword searching can be applied.
See the Scholar@UC Change Log on GitHub for a complete list of bug fixes and changes.
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.
While we are beginning work on Scholar 3.0, at the same time we will continue with improvements and point releases to Scholar 2.x. There will be a decrease in the deployment schedule for Scholar 2.x, with our development cycles now devoted to multiple projects. This does not mean that deployment will stop. An additional College and Department facet, and integrations with Kaltura, Research Directory, and ORCID are still on an estimated 3 month road map. Efforts will also be devoted to increasing the overall performance of the application.
Please continue to contact the Scholar@UC Team with any questions or comments.