Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

July 2011   Volume 4 Issue 1 

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In This Issue
In the News
Special Needs Funds Awarded
Digital Initiative News
New Resources
Library People and Accomplishments
Library Calendar of Events

July 23, 2011  

REX open for fall course reserves

August 18, 2011 

International Student Orientation

August 22-23, 2011 

Welcome Tent 

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New Look

The library's newsletter seeks to inform the IPFW community of activities, services, resource, and accomplishments of its faculty and staff.  This new electronic format will replace the bimonthly, longer pdf newsletter with a shorter, monthly html e-mail.  Bear with us as we adjust to the new publication schedule and shorter articles (difficult for librarians who love words!)  We welcome your comments at


In the News

Copyright Suit Challenges Fair Use

CopyrightThree publishers, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Sage Publications Inc., are suing Georgia State University (GSU) for copyright infringement of thousands of works by allowing GSU professors to routinely post excerpts of those works on electronic reserve in the university library's online reserves reading room. More . . .  


Special Needs Funds Awarded 
The Senate Library Subcommittee awarded thirteen special needs grant requests from faculty totaling over $30,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year.  The grant applications came from a variety of departments and included requests for books and DVDs to support new courses, address collection deficiencies, and strengthen existing collections. See the list of grants awarded.
Digitial Initiative News 
Favorite Cultural Interaction

The award winning images from the 2011 International Photography Contest, coordinated through the IPFW's College of Arts and Sciences' International Studies Program, are now available in the mDON IPFW Travel Photography Exhibition collection. Copies of the winning photographs are also on display in the library.  


This growing online collection reflects the 89 winning images from annual competitions, 2006 through 2011. Kudos to our own Chris Smith, whose travels abroad afforded her two winning photographs from the 2011 contest entries, for a total of 10 awards throughout the life of the competition!   


New Resources

The library has added the following databases for the 2011-2012 fiscal year:


Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

International Bibliography of Art 

International Bibliography of the Social 

   Sciences (IBSS)

ProQuest Criminal Justice

ProQuest Education

ProQuest Social Sciences

World Political Science Abstracts (WPSA)

Public Affairs Indexing Service (PAIS)

ProQuest Political Science Full Text

ProQuest Sociology Full Text


All of the library's databases will be available at Find Resources By before the fall semester begins.


Library People and Accomplishments


Shannon Johnson has been accepted into the

Re-Imagining IPFW's Academic Future: Mobile Technology Initiative 2011 iPad Faculty Cohort. The cohort is an opportunity for faculty to work together, exchange ideas, and provide support for the collective as each member explores the topic area(s) or ideas as they relate to the use of the iPad at IPFW. This group fosters cross-discipline collaboration in the use of this technology as well as provides feedback and suggestions as to the next steps IPFW should take as it relates to tablet/iPad technologies in support of teaching, learning and research.  


Michael Van Huisen has joined the Helmke Library as a part-time information services librarian. Michael received his Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Liberal Studies from IPFW. He has over 25 years of experience in academic librarianship.   

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