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.

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.

Source: Scholar@UC

Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning Launches Journal for Research & Practice in College Teaching

by Heather Maloney


The Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning at the University of Cincinnati has launched the inaugural issue of their peer reviewedopen access journal entitled Journal for Research & Practice in College Teaching [JRPCT]. The AFTL’s objective is to publish articles promoting student learning with themes around effective practices in teaching and learning. Ruth Benander, Brenda Refaei, Gene Kramer and Rita Kumar are the current editorial team.  The JRPCT is a beta project for Journals@UC,  a pilot initiative supported jointly by the UC Libraries and IT@UC. Journals@UC is designed to complement Scholar@UC and uses open source software developed by the Public Knowledge Project.   For additional information about the pilot, please contact

The inaugural issue of JRPCT can be accessed here:

Scholar@UC Open for Self-Submissions

UC Libraries invischolar@uctes faculty and researchers to submit their research, creative and scholarly works to Scholar@UC, the university’s cutting-edge digital repository.

A digital repository makes accessible, enables re-use, stores, organizes and preserves the full range of an institution’s intellectual output, including all formats of scholarly, historical and research materials. Faculty and researchers can use Scholar@UC to collect their work in one location and create an Internet-enabled, durable and citable record of their papers, presentations, publications, data sets or other scholarly creations. With sponsorship from a faculty member, undergraduate and graduate students may also contribute their academic output, such as capstone projects, senior design projects, research data and other creative and scholarly works. Continue reading