Data Purchase Program is Accepting Applications!

The Library’s Ninth Data Purchase Program Round is Accepting Applications! Through the Library’s Data Purchase Program, the University Library accepts applications from campus researchers to purchase data. All applications must meet the following minimum criteria, in addition to others listed in the full program announcement. The dataset must cost less than $5,000; The dataset must […]

Save the Date: Edward Ayers Talk

We are so excited to be hosting a talk by Edward Ayers this coming March! Save the date on your calendars: March 29, 2018 | 220 Main Library | 4-6 pm Edward Ayers has been named National Professor of the Year, received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House, won the Bancroft […]

Scholarly Commons Brownbag Discussion: Librarians Training in Digital Scholarship

On Tuesday, November 14, 2-3pm in 106 Main Library, Librarians Dan Tracy, David Morris, Antonio Sotomayor and Harriett Green will be speaking about their experiences at the inaugural Association for Research Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Institute. Held in June 2017 at Boston College, the Institute introduced librarians who are not currently involved in digital scholarship to […]

Meet Merinda Hensley, Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian

This post is part of our series profiling the expertise housed in the Scholarly Commons and our affiliate units in the University Library. Today we are featuring Merinda Hensley, Associate Professor and Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian. What is your background education and work experience? I got my BA in Political Science and Environmental […]

The Georgia State University Copyright Case

This article was written by Scholarly Communication and Publishing Graduate Assistant Treasa Bane and Copyright Librarian Sara Benson. Introduction The ruling in the Georgia State University copyright case will have ramifications for rights holders and library users across the United States. If libraries have the most gain, libraries will have more guidance in making fair […]

Summer Changes at the Scholarly Commons

Beginning on Monday, May 15th, the Scholarly Commons will begin our summer hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm Other changes: The Survey Research Lab and our Statistical Consulting Hours will go on hiatus until Summer Term 2. They will become available again the week of June 12th. Thank you, and we hope to see you […]

Publishing Perspectives at Illinois: A Panel

Join us on Thursday, April 20th 2017, 4 to 5 p.m. in 106 Main Library for an insightful discussion on various opportunities and avenues for publishing here at Illinois! A panel of experts from the University of Illinois Press, eTexts at Illinois, the Scholarly Commons Undergraduate Research Journals program, and the Illinois Open Publishing Network […]

Image of Research 2017: Semi-finalists announced!

Please join us in congratulating the semi-finalists for the 2017 Image of Research! Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 5th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at a reception in room 104 of the Illini Union. Attendees will be able to view the semi-finalists, speak with the researchers, and vote for the People’s Choice Award. […]

Image of Research – Undergraduate Edition: Now Open for Entries!

In conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Scholarly Commons is pleased to announce the Image of Research Undergraduate Edition competition for 2017!   The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit […]

Book Review: Visual Explanations by Edward R. Tufte

I recently read Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte. This is one of the books available for perusal in our Scholarly Commons non-circulating library. Books from our non-circulating library can be read in the Scholarly Commons, but not taken out of the room. There are four other copies of this […]