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Rod Library's Digital Scholarship Unit is ready to assist you with digital research, publication, archiving, and promotion. Contact Ellen Neuhaus to get started!

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"I am a huge advocate for open textbook sourcing at UNI..." -Jamal White, Student Body President

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Digital Scholarship Services


Rod Library's Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) partners with faculty, students, and staff to advance research, teaching, and creative expression in the digital age. DSS manages content, infrastructure, and user interfaces for all stages of the research lifecycle, including research planning, execution, dissemination, discovery, preservation, and impact. We showcase the intellectual vitality of the University by managing Northern Iowa's institutional repository and digital collections, digitizing materials, assisting in planning and implementing scholarly digital projects, and providing support for the scholarly communication. We accept a broad range of content from the Northern Iowa community. 

What We Do

  • Share your work through our digital publishing platforms
  • Preserve your scholarship and data
  • Make your work more visible 
  • Navigate copyright and Open Access

UNI ScholarWorks                                    Digital Collections

From the RodCast Blog

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Open in order to.....Open Access Week 2017

Posted 10/17/2017 Open Access Week is a global event that allows academic and research communities to learn about and share the benefits of Open Access (OA).   What is Open Access? Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge ...Read more
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UNI Students Saved $129,715 in Open Textbooks Adoptions Last Year

Posted 10/05/2017 Savings at UNI The costs of college is going up every year, and it's not just tuition that weighs on student's minds and bank accounts. According to the College Board, undergraduates spend an average of $1,200 on textbooks annually. Faced with these costs, the academic impact is seen in ...Read more
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University Archives preserves UNI Football history

Posted 09/08/2017    It’s not every day that people associate libraries with football.  But with UNI’s long-standing football tradition and the Rod Library University Archives’ commitment to preserving UNI’s past, the relationship is fitting.  Among the endless treasures ...Read more
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Milestone Reached – UNI ScholarWorks receives over 200,000 downloads

Posted 08/25/2017 UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository reaches a milestone of over 200,000 downloads. UNI ScholarWorks highlights UNI faculty, staff and student success by collecting, preserving and making digital research and scholarly output more accessible.  The repository contains ...Read more
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