Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

March 2012   Volume 4 Issue 9 

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Faculty Publications
FAME (Foundation of Art & Music Education) Exhibit at Helmke Library
Digital Initative News
Opus: Research and Creativity at IPFW: 2011 Statistical Report
Library People and Accomplishments

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Faculty Publications
If you have written and published a book, please let us know.  The library purchases and adds to the collection two copies of books authored by IPFW faculty and administrators.  One copy is placed in the University Archive and one is added to the circulating collection.  Contact your liaison librarian or Margit Codispoti to request that copies of your book be added to the collection.  
FAME (Foundation for Art & Music Education) Exhibit at Helmke Library

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The 2012 FAME Exhibit will be coming to the Learning Commons on the library's second floor April 3rd through May 6th.  In honor of its 25th anniversary, the overall theme for FAME is "Around the World in 25 Years: A Sea of Discoveries."  The music for the Fusion of Concert Colors artwork is the first movement from Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov.
onliveOnLive Desktop
We love the iPad, but we know that it has limits.  It won't play Flash content, it's not the greatest at handling files, and it's an Apple product - proprietary all the way.  Do you want to get away from the iCloud and back to a familiar Microsoft environment?  Try OnLive Desktop on your iPad.
OnLive is the fastest, cleanest Windows computer you've ever used.  It offers the full Windows 7 desktop experience, including Microsoft Office software, for free.  Using software that requires a lot of processing?  No problem.  The desktop you see is connected to a massive computer with all the processing speed you could want.  In fact, the slowest part of OnLive Desktop is your own wireless connection.  Use OnLive to read and modify Word documents with the interface you've been missing in Pages and CloudOn.  Access your IPFW webmail: the messages actually open!  Managing files in OnLive is a bit cumbersome: OnLive will store up to 2 GB of files for free (5 GB paid), but you can't easily transfer those files to your computer. You can also upload items to Dropbox or email them within the app for a near-painless transition back to your computer or iPad.
All of the beauty and simplicity of an iPad, all the functionality of a Windows desktop computer.  Try OnLive Desktop.
Digital Initiative News
Featured Faculty Videos Now Available in Opus
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Each year, several IPFW faculty are honored as Featured Faculty for their outstanding performance in the area of research, scholarly activity, or creative endeavor.  As a quality measure that distinguishes IPFW from other institutions of higher education, the accomplishments of the Featured Faculty illustrate the comprehensive and significant contributions of IPFW faculty to the sciences, the arts, the humanities, and society.
Now the videos of the 2009 and 2011 Featured Faculty lectures are available for viewing on Opus.  The 2009 Featured Faculty includes Bernd Fischer, Frank Paladino, Jeannie DiClementi, Melanie Bookout, Quinton Dixie, and Richard Sutter.  Hedayeh Samavati, Hosni Abu-Mulaweh, James Moore, and William DeMott were IPFW's Featured Faculty in 2011.  The 2012 Featured Faculty video will be added to Opus as soon as the files are available. 
Opus: Research and Creativity at IPFW: 2011 Statistical Report


2011 marks the second full year of IPFW's institutional repository, Opus: Research and Creativity at IPFW.  The purpose of Opus is to raise IPFW's national profile through open access to the academic and creative accomplishments of IPFW faculty and students.  Opus identifies IPFW's published work and provides access to the full text of that work whenever possible.


This year's data shows a significant increase in content and use. Over 1,000 items were added to Opus in 2011.  The number of visits to Opus has quadrupled increasing from 7,682 to 29,231 and page views have almost tripled from 38,641 to 89,188.  Over 150 countries have visited Opus, the top five being the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia.  Most hits came from searches on Google, including Google Scholar.  One interesting statistic that bears watching in light of the IPFW's iPad faculty cohort program, is the rise in access by mobile devices. Last year only 1% of traffic came via mobile devices, but this year's data shows that about 3% of traffic to Opus came from mobile devices, the top two being the Apple iPad and the Apple iPhone.  The biggest users of mobile devices for accessing Opus were the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and South Korea.


Want to know the top faculty and student downloads, the top search terms used in Opus or the top referral sites to Opus? The complete 2011 Opus Statistical Report will be available on Opus on March 30th.



Faculty scholarly and creative achievements in 2011 must be entered in Opus by June 1st, 2012 in order to appear in the campus Faculty Accomplishments publication.  Please do not hesitate to contact your liaison librarian for assistance. 

Library People and Accomplishments
Denise BuhrDenise Buhr attended the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago March 1-4.  Her 10-minute play "Night/Watch" was one of twenty plays selected for a staged reading as a part of the playwriting symposium.   All of the plays were critiqued by internationally-recognized playwright Elaine Romero, who served as the respondent.   Denise also performed in another of the staged readings, a "guerilla theatre" work.  As a part of the rehearsal process, the team performed the play in the hotel lobby.  While the unsuspecting audience may not have known what to think about what was going on(!), the actors, director, dramaturg, and playwright certainly had fun with it.

Two library staff members contributed items to the annual Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Council (APSAC)auction.  This year's auction raised more than $6,000 for the Dependent and Professional Development fund that provides financial support to IPFW administrative and professional staff members who wish to continue their education through work-related conferences, lectures, workshops, seminars and classes. Denise Buhr, librarian, contributed the Cookie of the Month Club, two dozen cookies for six months delivered to the office of the winning bidder.  Cookie varieties will include Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter, Deb HaleyChocolate Chip, Lemon Box Cake Cookies, Potato Chip Cookies, and Best-Ever Brownies.  The first batch was delivered at the live auction.  This yummy item was purchased by one lucky bidder for $65.00.  Debra Haley, Assistant Manager of the Service Desk, contributed a Kitty Cat Baby Crocheted Afghan.  The afghan was 39"x54"made of acrylic yarn and consisted of panels of cats in pastel colors.  This item went to the winning bidder for $15.00. 

Roger EllertThe Helmke Library team won the Health & Wellness Step Up to Fitness Stair Challenge.  The team of Roger Ellert, Deb Haley, Barbara Lloyd, Karen Parkison, Sue Skekloff, Cheryl Truesdell, and Denise Buhr climbed a total of 35,889 flights of stairs.  The team's success was due in large part to Roger who climbed 32,178 flights!  Way to go, Roger!
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