Environmental Justice Wikipedia Editathon – LibCal – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

“On Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 11:00am-4:00pm EST IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute along with IUPUI Library and IU Bloomington Libraries will be hosting an editing event around global environmental justice.

During the event we will discuss research and issues related to environmental justice and offer a Wikipedia editing training session. Following training, we will work together to improve and create articles about environmental justice and related issues. Speakers will begin at 11am sharp! …”

View of Leveraging Wikidata to Build Scholarly Profiles as Service | KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies

Abstract:  In this article, the authors share the different methods and tools utilized for supporting the Scholarly Profiles as Service (SPaS) model at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Leveraging Wikidata to build a scholarly profile service aligns with interests in supporting open knowledge and provides opportunities to address information inequities. The article accounts for the authors’ decision to focus first on profiles for women scholars at the university and provides a detailed case study of how these profiles are created. By describing the processes of delivering the service, the authors hope to inspire other academic libraries to work toward establishing stronger open data connections between academic institutions, their scholars, and their scholars’ publications.


Open Values | University Library

“IUPUI University Library supports and promotes the concept of open culture. This includes research, digital collections and data, publications, scholarly products, and technological resources. In doing so, we seek to create, curate, and share, whenever possible, work that is barrier-free and immediately available to anyone with access to the internet. In addition, we advocate that producers of such work allow the re-use and re-design of their work by the public through open licensing.

This commitment to openness is a tangible reflection of our belief that access to and creation of resources should be available to all regardless of education level, geographic location, organizational affiliation, socioeconomic status, and traditionally disadvantaged groups in alignment with the UL Diversity Statement. Accordingly, we support our community in the creation of open resources and facilitate equitable access to those resources.

We also acknowledge that open knowledge is in the economic interest of the Library and our campus. It allows us to invest our resources in our institution and its unique content and research strengths, thus enhancing the well-being of the institution and the state of Indiana.

We aim to create a culture of openness on our campus. To that end, we support our community in contributing to the open knowledge landscape through promoting open access publishing, open content, open data, and open educational resources. We educate our community about the value of openness in the free exchange of information and how to find and use open resources.

To demonstrate our values, we commit to: …”