Floor Replacement Project Continues August 8th and 9th

The floor replacement project continues. The Scholarly Commons will be closed Monday August 8th and Tuesday the 9th due to floor replacement outside of our space.  We will reopen on Wednesday the 10th at 1 pm. If you would like a consultation, during this time, please feel free to contact us by email or consultation […]

Travel Funds Available for Open Access Conference — OpenCon 2016

Dear Students and Earlier Career Researchers– As you likely already know, the last academic year saw the passage of a Open Access policy here at the University of Illinois [more info]. Are you interested in the broader national and international conversations regarding open access to research and research data? Would you like an opportunity to […]

Floor Replacement Scheduled for July 25 through July 29

A few of the library’s facilities will undergo renovations this summer which may result in brief closures of—and disruptions within—some departmental libraries and units. Those planning on visiting the Main Library or Undergraduate Library, and any individual spaces within these buildings, are encouraged to contact departmental libraries and units before their visit to make sure […]

Looks Do Matter: Data.Gov’s User Friendly Information Portal

Why would it matter to a serious researcher whether an information portal has a well-designed interface? In most research circles, interfaces to collections of databases don’t need to be pretty. In fact, pretty might raise suspicions that the data is sub-standard: “What are they trying to cover up?” It’s all about the data, right? Yes, […]

CITL Data Analytics

Sometimes institutional life stumbles onto stage a bit disheveled. And there are other times when a fruitful collaboration happens… At the Scholarly Commons, we strive to partner with members of the UIUC community to support their scholarly work. When it comes to more substantial questions about statistical analysis, we do this by referring members of […]