Featured Publications

The featured publications listed below are collections in the University of Northern Iowa's institutional repository, which have been selected to be highlighted because they fall in one of several categories. Categories include hidden gem, feature student work, seasonal aspect, popular, or they highlight some university initiative. The list of featured publications is changed each semester.

Open Educational Resources (Open Educational Resources)

SPARC considers Open Educational Resources (OER) to be "teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others... [this can include] full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge."

UNI's Open Educational Resources (OER) collection is featured in the Digital Commons Teaching Commons.

To go to Open Access books, click here.

Research in the Capitol (Conferences/Events)

Research in the Capitol is a collaborative effort of the honors programs from the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. In the spring of every year, the three Regents universities send 20 students to provide poster presentations of undergraduate research. The event celebrates how undergraduates learn by doing research in a variety of fields. This event is hosted by the University Honors Program, but all UNI students are eligible to participate.

To view the collection of Research in the Capitol Programs, click here.
To view the collection of Photo Galleries from the Research in the Capitol events, click here
To go to the Honors & Scholars Programs page, click here

Spring 2022 Iowa Documents Class Projects (History Class Projects)

This class project was a collaboration between Professor Thomas Connors (Department of History), Chris Neuhaus (Instruction and Liaison Librarian), and Ellen Neuhaus (Digital Scholarship Librarian).

In the spring 2022 honors section of HIST 1023-Section 2 History of the United States students examined early original Iowa documents. Students studied the documents and developed metadata for the online archive of documents. They transcribed the documents and wrote background research articles and developed bibliography of sources.

To help students gather and create metadata information, a Metadata Worksheet Template has been developed.

Spring 2022 Monuments Class Projects (History Class Projects)

This class project was a collaboration between Professor Thomas Connors (Department of History), Chris Neuhaus (Instruction and Liaison Librarian), and Ellen Neuhaus (Digital Scholarship Librarian).

In the spring 2022 class, HIST 4159/5159 Monuments & Memory: Making & Unmaking the Historic Landscape, students examined monuments through many lens, including history, art, architecture, and design. Students with a public history or non-teaching major, researched and interpreted antique images of monuments. The original antique carte-de-visite (CdV) cards are owned by Thomas Connors. For the class project the antique CdV images were archived in UNI ScholarWorks. Students studied the monument images and developed metadata for the online archive of images and wrote background research articles and developed bibliography of sources.

Each repository entry includes the antique image and several items by the student, a re-edited image, background research and bibliography of sources documents. Each entry is geolocated on a Google map.

To help students gather and create metadata information, a Metadata Worksheet Template has been developed.