Scholar@UC is an institutional repository developed in conjunction with UC Libraries and UCIT. It is led by UC Libraries’ head of digital repositories and collections, Linda Newman, and her team of developers.
The CEAS collaboration grew out of Niu’s software engineering research interests and his desire to find collaborators on campus. While attending a library workshop on research impacts, he met with science informationist Amy Koshoffer who, in an instant, knew that she wanted to recruit Niu to become an early adopter of Scholar@UC.
“Dr. Niu’s research is a great example of how researchers can share their work and benefit from open source and open access resources,” said Koshoffer.
Through Scholar@UC, Niu’s students have been guided to access real world datasets, such as use cases written by the development team and published on GitHub.
“Having Scholar@UC project team members deliver guest lectures has enriched learning in the software engineering classes. It allows students to experiment with real-world datasets, and even helps recruit students to do co-ops and/or interns with the Scholar@UC software projects,“ said Niu.
Niu states that Scholar@UC allows for tons of research fronts to be explored, including software traceability, DevOps, and requirements engineering.