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


  • Celebrating Open Education Week

    Open Education Week (March 1-5, 2021, #OEWeek) is a time when educators around the world come together to learn and share practices around Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy. While there are a host of excellent […]

  • UI authors can now make Cambridge articles Open Access for free

    On the heels of its recent arrangement with PLOS, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) has entered into a second contract to bundle the cost of journal subscriptions and Open Access (OA) publishing, this time with publisher, Cambridge […]

  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Signs new PLOS Deal

    If you’ve ever considered publishing Open Access (OA) in PLOS Biology or PLOS Medicine, it just got a lot more affordable. The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), of which University of Iowa is a member, just signed […]

  • UI Libraries awards 12 OpenHawks grants

    The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded 12 grants for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2020-2021 academic year. OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace current textbooks with OERs […]

  • Virtual Services from Scholarly Impact

    Although the campus libraries are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Scholarly Impact Department are working remotely to assist UI faculty, staff, and students. Extensive resources and information about our […]

  • Considering OER? Get Some Funding with OpenHawks!

    The Libraries are happy to announce our second round of OpenHawks funding, available to any faculty member or graduate student who is interested in using or developing Open Educational Resources (OER) for a UI course. If you are concerned […]

  • Data Management Course for Researchers

    Got research data? Have you shared it? Other researchers, funders, publishers, and the public want to know: The public – A Pew research survey found that open access to data and independent review inspire more trust in research findings […]

  • 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. OpenHawks […]