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Supporting digital and data-driven scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Scholarly Commons Oct 29
Happy Graduate Student Appreciation Week, everyone! This week, we're celebrating all of the amazing graduate students we serve at the Scholarly Commons. Please know that we value your contributions to the university every week, but especially this week!
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Technology Services Oct 28
Election Day is less than a week away, and every vote counts. Not registered in Illinois? You can register and vote on the same day. Not sure where to go? The Illini Union and ARC are open Mon.-Fri from 10am-6m, Sat. from 10am-3pm, and Sun. from 1pm-5pm! 🔷🔶🔷🔶
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Scholarly Commons Oct 27
Thank you to everyone who came to our 10th Anniversary Celebration last week! In case you missed it, a recording of Thomas Padilla's talk "Responsible Operations: Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI in Libraries" is now available here:
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University Library Oct 26
Check out this week's offerings on Research Metrics, Evaluating Journals, Scopus, and more!
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Scholarly Commons Oct 23
The UIUC recently responded to the US Copyright Office's study on state's sovereign immunity. Read about this response and other tips on being a good copyright actor in this week's Commons Knowledge Blog Post:
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Technology Services Oct 23
📣ZOOM UPDATE: The Zoom live transcription feature has been automatically enabled for all accounts. All meeting hosts will now see the button to turn on live transcriptions in your meetings. More information can be found at
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Scholarly Commons Oct 23
Replying to @ScholCommons
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Scholarly Commons Oct 23
It's Open Access Week and every year libraries celebrate to bring attention to issues related to scholarly communications. Read more about this year's theme Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion with our new blog post:
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Scholastica Oct 20
Three ways that academic journals can better acknowledge and support authors to help them navigate manuscript preparation and to encourage more global research policy and dissemination. -
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Scholarly Commons Oct 21
Although our physical space is temporarily closed, we do offer limited in-person scanning by appointment! You can request an appointment by filling out this form:
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Technology Services Oct 20
Research IT and are partnering to help researchers get answers about our campus high performance computing (HPC) resources. Virtual office hours with our expert are available 👇
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University Library Oct 19
This week on deck in workshops: Qualitative Data Analysis with Taguette, a workshop and an open consultation hour on Zotero, Google for Academic Research, Making Searchable PDFs, and more! Check out the calendar and sign up for a few:
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Scholarly Commons Oct 19
Happening tomorrow!! The Scholarly Commons is celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary. Join us at 3:30 PM CT for a talk with Thomas Padilla. Find more information and Zoom link here:
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Scholarly Commons Oct 14
Library of Congress has appointed a new Register of Copyrights! While the this may not be the most publicly visible position in LOC, the Register plays a significant role in influencing and upholding copyright laws. Read more about it here:
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University Library Oct 5
This week for the we've got workshops on Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote, but also workshops about Qualitative Data, Intro to Data Management and Managing Your Work Habits! [GIF: a boy in sunglasses dancing at his computer]
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Scholarly Commons Oct 2
Replying to @slwalter123
Thanks for having the vision!
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Scholarly Commons Oct 2
The Scholarly Commons is turning 10! Celebrate with us at and be sure to join us on Oct. 20th at 3:30 pm CT for a talk with Scholarly Commons alumni, Thomas Padilla!
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Scholarly Commons Oct 1
Accessibility is important to us at the Scholarly Commons and our GAs have developed some guiding materials on best practices regarding accessible presentations, library e-books, and blog posts.
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IAS Library Sep 30
Our university library has so many resources to help you with your research. For those handling large amounts of data, the Research Data Service is the place for you!
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Technology Services Sep 28
A collaboration with Scholarly Commons, Research IT, and Field Consulting helped a digital humanities research team build a low-code, low-cost, personalized content management system that allows them to focus on research rather than workflow 🤝 ➡️
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