Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

October 2011   Volume 4 Issue 4 

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November Deadline for Purdue Library Scholars Grant Submission
Digital Initiatives News
In the News
New Resources
Library People and Accomplishments
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October 28 

Student Art in the Library Submission Deadline


November 15  

Lunch with an Historian, David Parnell

2nd floor library, noon (RSVP to the Department of History required)

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Information LiteracyJoin us on Facebook and Twitter to Research for Life!
Here at the Helmke Library we know you're swamped: school, work, kids... there's too much to do and there's never enough time. We all use Google to get quick information, but information on the World Wide Web isn't always current. Or accurate. Or unbiased. Or worth your time.


Throughout October, in celebration of National Information Literacy Awareness Month, we'll be featuring links and websites that can help you Research for Life. Watch the Library's Facebook page and Twitter for links to reliable health information on the web, tips and tricks for savvy online shopping, the best ways to get news without working for it, becoming a more active and engaged citizen in your community and society and more.


Got a great link to share? Post it on our Facebook Wall at IPFW Helmke Library or tweet us @IPFWLibrary! 

November Deadline for Purdue Library Scholars Grant Submission
Purdue University Libraries has announced the continuation of the Library Scholars Grant Program focused on supporting access to unique collections of information around the country and the world. All proposals must be submitted by email no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2011. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made to untenured tenure-track members of Purdue-mission faculty and to associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2009, or later, with grant-supported activities to be completed by December 31, 2012.  The funds may be used for expenses associated with travel to archives or collections, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc.

To capitalize on and strengthen relationships between the library and faculty in other disciplines, the guidelines require a letter of support from an IPFW Helmke librarian whom the applicant has consulted for assistance in determining appropriate collections and information-related activities regarding the applicant's area of research. For further information, contact your Helmke liaison librarian


Digital Initiatives News
Habitat for HumanityThe first multi-media faculty and student academic production has been added to Opus: Research and Creativity at IPFW.  The video -- Sustainable Residential Construction Project -- is a recording of the Center of Excellence for the Built Environment collaboration with Habitat for Humanity to construct an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient green home.  This video, the first entry from one of IPFW's Centers for Excellence, is unique in its approach to access and display of the material.  After some work and experimentation, the library was able to install an embedded viewer for the video rather than linking out to YouTube. 
CopyrightIn the News
Protecting your Intellectual Property
An IPFW faculty member recently contacted her Dean about concerns that the online content of her courses had appeared, without her permission, on an Internet site, Course Hero, Inc.  Course Hero provides fee-based access to "study resources to supplement college courses".  She contacted the site and requested that they remove her material, but was told that she had to prove ownership of the posted material.  
 Purdue University Copyright Office discussed Purdue's approach to this issue. Some basic guidelines and recommendations for faculty are:
 1.  IPFW faculty owns the copyright to any work they have created for their teaching, research, and creative endeavors.
 2.  Unless you have expressly given permission, your work may not be reproduced, distributed, publicly performed, displayed or derivative works created from it.  
3.  The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides a procedure for requesting the removal or disabling access to material posted on the Internet without your permission. Failure to follow this procedure may result in a delay or ignoring of the processing of your complaint.
4.  Remind students in class, on your syllabus, in Blackboard, etc. that "The materials for this course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course and may not be further disseminated," and that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials is subject to university disciplinary action.
5.  Contact Cheryl Truesdell, Helmke Library Dean, for further information about your copyright and CELT for guidance on technological measures available to prevent or discourage redistribution of copyrighted materials. 

Scientific AmericaNew Resources

Through a consortial purchase agreement, IPFW will have access to the backfile and 3-year current subscription to the electronic version of Scientific American magazine, described as the leading source and authority for science, technology information and policy for a general audience. Nature Publishing Group has agreed to enable access to Scientific American content from 1910 to the present for the entire IU system. Bloomington will pay for access on behalf of all IU campus libraries until January 1, 2015, when each campus will have to assume the cost for a current subscription. 


Library People and Accomplishments  

Brandon Bowen


Brandon Bowen has joined the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) Programs and Social Committee.




Shannon F. Johnson (Helmke Library) and Tammy Toscos (Nursing) presented a paper on "Faculty and Librarian Collaboration in Online Instruction: Harnessing the Learning Management System" at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.  

 Cheryl Truesdell


Cheryl Truesdell has been elected Secretary of the new Academic Libraries of Indiana Open Access Subcommittee.

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