Scholarly Impact

Supporting UI researchers and scholars in maximizing the impact of their research and creative works.


  • Eighteen faculty win UI Libraries OpenHawks grants

    Students will benefit from Open Educational Resource (OER) projects  The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded fifteen grants to eighteen faculty for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2019-2020 academic year. […]

  • University of Iowa Libraries becomes institutional member of Open Access publisher Cogitatio

    Today hefty paywalls prevent research published in most scholarly journals from being read online by audiences that many academics often most want to reach—policy makers and elected officials, industry leaders, non-profits, […]

  • Researchers: Find Funding and Collaborators | Pivot Database

    Pivot now makes it easier for researchers to search for potential collaborators and external funding opportunities. University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students may now use the database to identify funding opportunities from […]

  • UI Libraries announces OpenHawks grant program for Open Educational Resources (OER)

    The University of Iowa Libraries announces OpenHawks, a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to adopt or develop Open Educational Resources (OER) for enhanced student success. What are OER? OER (such as textbooks, videos, […]

  • Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) now available to UI researchers

    The University of Iowa is now an institutional member of QDR (Qualitative Data Repository) . The QDR membership gives faculty and other researchers  a platform to store and share their qualitative data and enhances campus efforts for […]

  • 2019: The Year of Public Domain

    For the first time in 20 years, artistic works copyrighted in the U.S. will enter the public domain, opening up a trove of material published during 1923 to be freely digitized, read, and used as the basis for new works. But why is this […]

  • DOIs for Theses and Dissertations

    All theses and dissertations in Iowa Research Online have now been assigned DOIs. DOIs, or Digital Object Identifiers, are unique and persistent IDs for electronically published documents. DOIs will be used by publications citing your […]

  • Scholarly Communications and OA

    Written by Mahrya Burnett, Scholarly Communications Librarian       In the libraries, we spend the whole month of October celebrating Open Access (OA), and with good reason. As scholarly publishing continues to evolve […]