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BU Well is Butler University's open-access, multimedia, student-driven healthcare journal. BU Well was founded in 2014 as the first open-access, multimedia healthcare review journal in the nation. BU Well is a two year course for Butler University Health Science students, with students researching and producing the written articles, along with a multimedia component. When submitting, authors work with students on the editorial team to co-create an infographic and video. Continuing with the student-run model, the editorial board consists of upper-level health science students. With 2019’s Volume 5, students introduced podcasting as a multimedia component option. Once published, BU Well is hosted on Butler University’s institutional repository, Digital Commons @ Butler University. In the beginning of the year, Butler Library provides a foundational understanding of Digital Commons, open access, and how open access can further research. Panel members will be discussing the inception of the student-run, classroom model, the use of multimedia, which includes videos, infographics, and now podcasting, and how the library supports this journal. Panel members include: the current Editor-in-Chief, members of the executive committee, and Butler Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Scholarly Communication Associate.


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Slides presented at 2019 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference. Indianapolis, IN: IUPUI University Library.