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This collection includes scholarly works such as pre-prints, post-prints, articles, and conference presentations authored by IUPUI University librarians and staff.


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    Finding common ground and identifying opportunities: Case study in data policy at an academic medical school
    (IUPUI University Library, 2023-11-21) Foster, Erin D.; Coates, Heather L.
    We present this paper to our colleagues as a case study of a well supported effort by a large medical school to actively engage researchers in data management by requiring the completion of data management plans. We will outline the people and roles involved in this initiative, the efforts to scope and adjust the mandate over the past three years, the communication and work to change research culture, the infrastructure used to create these plans, and the training and support provided throughout to the research community. We hope this work offers insight and proves useful in advocating for and/or engaging with research data management work at your respective institutions.
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    How legal problems are conceptualized and measured in healthcare settings: a systematic review
    (BMC, 2023-11) Vest, Joshua R.; Hinrichs, Rachel J.; Hosler, Heidi
    Legal problems encompass issues requiring resolution through the justice system. This social risk factor creates barriers in accessing services and increases risk of poor health outcomes. A systematic review of the peer-reviewed English-language health literature following the PRISMA guidelines sought to answer the question, how has the concept of patients’ “legal problems” been operationalized in healthcare settings? Eligible articles reported the measurement or screening of individuals for legal problems in a United States healthcare or clinical setting. We abstracted the prevalence of legal problems, characteristics of the sampled population, and which concepts were included. 58 studies reported a total of 82 different measurements of legal problems. 56.8% of measures reflected a single concept (e.g., incarcerated only). The rest of the measures reflected two or more concepts within a single reported measure (e.g., incarcerations and arrests). Among all measures, the concept of incarceration or being imprisoned appeared the most frequently (57%). The mean of the reported legal problems was 26%. The literature indicates that legal concepts, however operationalized, are very common among patients. The variation in measurement definitions and approaches indicates the potential difficulties for organizations seeking to address these challenges.
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    The ONEAL Project
    (2023-11-14) Macy, Katharine V.; Galvan, Scarlet; Fuson, Courtney
    The Open Negotiation Education for Academic Libraries (ONEAL) project is working to develop curricula and open educational resources to support negotiation education for academic libraries and MLS/MLIS students. With support from IMLS and an initial training cohort underway, ONEAL seeks to increase librarians’ skills in vendor negotiations and effectiveness in better aligning contract terms with libraries’ interests and values. On November 14th at 12pm ET / 9am PT, the next OpenCon Library Community Call will feature leaders from the ONEAL project who will share an overview of the project and its next steps and facilitate a conversation about what kinds of support are most helpful for librarians working to improve in negotiations.
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    One Year In: Growing Capacity to Support GLAM Wiki in Indiana
    (2023-11-10) MacIsaac, Olivia; Flood, Jamie; Byrd-McDevitt, Dominic; Odell, Jere D.
    In 2022, in an effort funded by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, IUPUI University Library began focusing on efforts to leverage the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to contribute cultural heritage images from Indiana Memory to Wikipedia and to increase community capacity for Wikipedia editing by providing a campaign of public programs, training, and outreach to selected cultural heritage organizations. Now that it has been a year, our project team is excited to share what worked, what didn’t work, and our plans to continue these efforts as we extend this project. In this session, our team will share: Benefits and barriers of the programming as expressed by participating GLAM organizations, Successful and less-successful outreach strategies, Improvements in Wikimedia content related to local efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, New directions in our programming that respond to the challenges of supporting community-based initiatives during difficult times
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    Take the Data, Leave the CD-ROMs: Rescuing information from legacy databases
    (2023-11-15) Sipocz, Olivia; Rayman, Denise
    How can we rescue good data from bad databases? Many archives have interesting and unique material languishing in legacy databases on CD-ROMs. We present a case study on rescuing unique nonprofit tax returns stored on over 700 CD-ROMs and show how other archivists can work with similar material.
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    Inclusive Library Leadership: ILLID Focus Group
    (University Library, 2023-10-03) Johnson, Elizabeth "Nikki"; Copeland, Andrea; Palmer, Kristi; Sutton, Charles
    Alumni of the 2008 Indiana’s Librarians Leading in Diversity (ILLID) Fellowship Program will participate in focus groups to provide insight into the longitudinal impact of the program on their academic and professional experiences. Preliminary discussions with ILLID fellows surfaced both high and low program points, many aligning with the challenges identified in the 2017 IMLS Forum Report, Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice. Fellows expressed that the cohort experience and mentorship were key to their development and success as library and information science professionals. Several fellows expressed while they attained a full-time professional position, the library work cultures were not wholly conducive to work satisfaction or personal well-being. The ILLID program focused on successful attainment of the MLIS degree and a professional position. It did not however address the climate of the library environments into which the new professionals would enter. The focus group findings (along with other inputs) will inform the creation of a next generation diversity initiative one that connects recruitment and retention, one that will build a bridge between learning and working environments. We hope to learn and share from the focus groups the impact of the original program on the fellows and how that impact influenced the profession. The knowledge we gain from the fellows’ last 15 years of experiences in libraries has the potential to contribute to improving learning environments and curriculum within LIS programs, to developing inclusive leadership approaches, and to promoting work cultures where diverse individuals can thrive.
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    WikiProject Women in Religion Report
    (WikiConference North America, 2023-11-11) Odell, Jere D.; Stephenson-Goodknight, Rosie; Hinton, Rosalind; Meyer, Christine; Anderson, Clifford; Ward Schnadt, Hilary; Hartung, Colleen
    The Women in Religion User Group is an initiative to create, update, and improve Wikimedia content pertaining to the lives of cis-gender and transgender women who are notable as scholars, activists, and practitioners in the world's religious, spiritual, and wisdom traditions. As of July 2023, our project has added or improved more than 300 Wikipedia articles and almost 9,000 Wikipedia articles have been categorized under our WikiProject banner. (See our Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Religion page.) Since its founding, its members have worked on regional projects in Australia, India, and Kenya and have contributed to Wikidata, WikiCommons, and WikiQuote. One of our most noteworthy projects is the publication of three volumes of monographs (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Religion/Women in Religion series), for the purpose of increasing content about women in religion in the general scholarship in order to provide secondary sources for Wikipedia editors and contributors. The first volume, Claiming Notability for Women Activists in Religion (2020,, was edited by Colleen D. Hartung, Wikiproject Women in Religion's co-founder, and consists of ten biographies of women underrepresented in Wikipedia and in academic literature. Volume two, Challenging Bias against Women Academics in Religion (2021,, also edited by Hartung, focuses on female academics (teachers, professors, theologians, and scholars). Our most recent volume will be published in the summer of 2023 and focuses on knowledge creation and equity, and contains biographies about women important in the history of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, which published it. We have also presented at about a dozen conferences and conducted virtual monthly editathons, one for our general members and the other for our members in Kenya who are also members of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians. In the summer of 2023, four WikiProject Women in Religion members conducted a study using Artificial intelligence large language models to ascertain their usefulness in editing Wikipedia articles and biographies, in preparation for a presentation they will make at Wikimania 2023. Our presentation will report on these and other activities, focusing on the third monograph volume and on our ongoing AI study. We will introduce the Women in Religion User Group and its activities. The presenters will speak about (1) the genesis and goals of the Women in Religion User Group; (2) The series of edited volumes and their relationship to knowledge equity on Wikipedia; (3) How our User Group supports the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians in Kenya; and (4) The prospects of using augmented AI to accelerate the production of articles and Wikidata items about women in religion.
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    Fails and wins: IUPUI ScholarWorks outreach approaches
    (2023-11-01) Odell, Jere D.; Calvert, Lisa; Brys, Lucy
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    Motivations for the Creation of Social Justice Guides: A Survey of ARL Member Institutions
    (2023-10) Piper, Gemmicka; Ameen, Mahasin; Lowe, M. Sara
    This study surveyed librarians and staff at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions to determine who assembles social justice guides (that is, LibGuides), what motivated the creation of such guides, and how these guides are deployed. Additionally, the survey gauged employee perceptions of library and institutional responses to social unrest. Sociopolitical events, perceived educational need, and work assignments to develop such a guide were the primary reasons motivating the creation of the guides. Social justice guides are seldom incorporated or deployed into wider library or institutional programming, however. Overall, library and institutional diversity statements and responses to social unrest were perceived as words without action. Results from this survey shed light on library employee perceptions, on the emotional labor involved in the development of anti-racist resources, and on library and institutional responses to social unrest.
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    Completing the Circle: Open Access to Translational Research and Scholarly Works
    (CUMU, 2023-09-18) Viehweg, Stephan; Odell, Jere D.; Polley, David E.; McLucas, Nouri
    IUPUI’s Center for Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) and IUPUI University Library (Library) developed a partnership to enhance community access to faculty scholarship resulting from community-engaged and translational research. Library staff archive the scholarship of faculty affiliated with TRIP in IUPUI ScholarWorks, the campus’s open access institutional repository. The TRIP Scholarly Works Program was launched in 2013 and outcomes include benefits for faculty authors (increased readership) and for a world of readers (free access). After almost 10 years in existence, Library and TRIP staff sought to evaluate the success of this program. A survey was distributed to TRIP affiliated faculty to assess the impact of open access to their scholarship on their work as community-engaged and translational scholars. Faculty participants report a variety of benefits and yet, also indicate a need for increased program communication and fewer barriers to participation.